Enter a Murderer

Roderick Alleyn #2

Ngaio Marsh, James Saxom

fiction crime mystery
mysterious fast-paced

245 pages | first published 1935

A classic Ngaio Marsh novel reissued - the second Roderick Alleyn Mystery. The crime scene was the stage of the Unicorn Theatre, when prop gun fired a very real bullet; the victim was an actor clawing his way to stardom using bribery instead of talent; and the suspects included two unwilling girlfriends and several relieved blackmail victims. The stage is set for one of Roderick Alleyn′s most baffling cases...

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mysterious 66%
relaxing 66%
adventurous 33%
dark 33%
lighthearted 33%


medium 100%

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Plot: 100%

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No: 66% | N/A: 33%

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