Overture to Death

Roderick Alleyn #8

Ngaio Marsh

fiction crime mystery
mysterious medium-paced

277 pages | first published 1939

It s murder in the little English village, but the two local spinsters, Miss Campanula, the victim, and Miss Prentice, her friend who may have been the intended victim, are not exactly the beloved little old ladies of song and story. They were (and are) waspish, gossiping snobs, passionate only about their own narrowly defined religion .and, perhaps, about the local vicar. But could they have been sufficiently unpleasant to provoke a murderer?

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