Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Ngaio Marsh. Overture to Death (1930)

     Ngaio Marsh. Overture to Death (1930) A committee of do-gooders put on a play, but at the first performance, the lady who substitutes at the last minute to provide the opening music is shot dead by the booby-trapped piano. The social comedy interests Marsh more than the crime solving, but the plot is solid enough, and the added mix of melodrama and love romance makes this a satisfying read. *** (2006)

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