fiction crime mystery mysterious fast-paced

245 pages | first published 1935

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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 ta...
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Summary of 220 reviews


mysterious 83%
lighthearted 50%
relaxing 50%
adventurous 33%
dark 33%
challenging 16%


medium 83%
slow 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 100%

Strong character development?

No: 83% | N/A: 16%

Loveable characters?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 33% | Yes: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 50% | Yes: 50%

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