Final Curtain

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Final Curtain

by Ngaio Marsh (Collins, 1947); audiobook read by James Saxon (BBC, 1995)

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Setting the scene is one thing, but Marsh goes so far as to leave Inspector Alleyn entirely absent for almost half the book. This, combined with a ho-hum denouement and repellent characters (laboriously portrayed), renders Final Curtain something of a damp squib.

 

 

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