Saturday, June 10, 2006
Book 30: Enter A Murderer
The cover of this book announced "agatha christie, move over. ngaio marsh is much better." i disagree. as i mentioned earlier, i rather enjoy british mysteries. i love the village ones especially. this wasn't so great. with the exception of stuffy brit talk, such as, "oh rot," and "be a darling and dash over there, nigel," it wasn't noteworthy. the entire book took place inside a theater where one of the cast of "the rat and beaver" had been shot, onstage during production. there sadly was not much characterization or detective work...mostly dialogue between detective inspector roderick alleyn and his friend nigel. i couldn't follow the plot and i guessed the murderer, a rarity for me. so i'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing. people say they like marsh, so i'm thinking i should try another of her novels. but maybe not. perhaps i will just find the next princess diaries book, or mary higgins clark. now there is a mystery writer!