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A Man Lay Dead By Ngaio Marsh

A Man Lay Dead
by Ngaio Marsh

Sir Hubert Handesley's lively weekend house-parties are deservedly famous. To amuse his guests, he has devised a new form of the fashionable Murder Game. This time, though, there is a real corpse, with a real dagger in the back and all seven suspects have had time to concoct skilful alibis.
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A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh

Ngaio Marsh's classic first novel, which introduced Inspector Alleyn and set Ngaio Marsh on the path to international recognition. Wealthy Sir Hubert Handesley's original and lively weekend house-parties are deservedly famous. To amuse his guests, he has devised a new form of the fashionable Murder Game, in which a guest is secretly selected to commit a 'murder' in the dark and everyone assembles to solve the crime. But when the lights go up this time there is a real corpse, with a real dagger in the back. All seven suspects have had time to concoct skilful alibis -- and it is Chief Detective-Inspector Roderick Alleyn who has to try and figure out whodunit...

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A Man Lay Dead Reviews


'Faultless story-telling.' New York Times

About Ngaio Marsh


Dame Ngaio Marsh was born in New Zealand in 1895 and died in February 1982. She wrote over 30 detective novels and many of her stories have theatrical settings, for Ngaio Marsh's real passion was the theatre. She was both actress and producer and almost single-handedly revived the New Zealand public's interest in the theatre. It was for this work that the received what she called her 'damery' in 1966.

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GOR001108470
A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh
Ngaio Marsh
Used - Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2000-12-04
176
0006512518
9780006512516
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.