Death at the Bar

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Death at the Bar

by Ngaio Marsh (Collins, 1940); audiobook read by Nadia May (Blackstone Audio, 1976)

Novel cover: Death at the Bar by Ngaio Marsh

Marsh withholds her protagonist from the early pages in favour of a lengthy set-up, which is reiterated at the inquest and then rehashed a second time when Alleyn, whose personality remains by far the novel’s chief appeal, is finally permitted to investigate.

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