Death at the Bar by Ngaio Marsh

Death at the Bar

Roderick Alleyn #9

Ngaio Marsh

fiction crime mystery dark mysterious slow-paced

288 pages | first published 1940


A cosy game of darts in a cosy English pub is going well until one of the players dies on the spot. Chief Inspector Alleyn knows it wasn't the dart that killed him, but the prussic acid someone added to the cut.
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