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  1. says:

    I am in the midst of a job change therefore not feeling up to reading anything heavy Fortunately I was able to pick up a few mysteries the old fashioned English ones where the murder takes place at a country mansion and everyone including the police treat it as a sort of intellectual puzzle rather than the gory and gritty American police pr

  2. says:

    In this 19th book in the 'Roderick Alleyn' series the British detective investigates the death of a folk dancer The book can be read as a standaloneIn the English village of South Mardian the winter solstice is marked by a complex ritual dance performed solely by men This year not long after WW II the major participants in the dance are the local smithy and his four sons who have a long ancestry in the area a village doctor a parson's son

  3. says:

    An entertaining read Morris dancing with a twistAnnually in the depths of winter in a remote English village the Dance of the five sons is performed on Sword Wednesday during the Winter Solstice It has been performed for hundreds of years The

  4. says:

    This is the nineteenth Roderick Alleyn novel in what is a slightly infuriating series If any author could be called inconsistent – often brilliant but too often banal then Marsh is that author Some of her mysteries are fantastic and there have been many that I have really enjoyed However this book published in 1957 feels to be almost written by rote We have a small village a winter solstice and – bizarrely – morri

  5. says:

    My favourite Ngaio Marsh story is the one that does not involve the theatre or New Zealand Death of a Fool is set in a snowy English village holding out against the 20th century It could easily be silly but Ngaio Marsh is far too good a writer to slip into that error The story has a village smithy a mediæval folk dance eccentric gentry a village natural and an artsy German folklorist doing a wonderful imitation of th

  6. says:

    Just ok 2 stars on my personal scale I listened to this one on Audible and although Nadia May is usually a favorite narrator the rural accents of some characters were almost unintelligible and the constant descriptions of folk dances didn’t make sense I don’t know if reading the book would’ve helped me to make sense or be interestedI found it interesting once the murder occurred during a performance of a

  7. says:

    Ngaio Marsh in the second of her mysteries I have read shows herself to be a master of human observation Marsh combines that with the ability to describe her well drawn characters using humor and engaging them actions that hint at the psycholog

  8. says:

    Part of the enjoyment of this book was not only the excellent descriptions but the historical information regarding some of

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    Set in 1950s Britain an annual ritual dance held on the winter solstice The winter solstice is nearing and South Mardian is preparing for its local mummery play that the community has held on Sword Wednesday for centuries passing a

  10. says:

    At this point in my rereading of Marsh I realize that I am having trouble seeing the books as they were received when first written and published This particular story bothered me particularly for a number of reasonsFirst Marsh's books continue to be painfully class ridden Members of the gentry are well educated speak standard English and either privately wealthy or hold down jobs as artists lawyers or doctors Members of

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A ritual dance becomes a murderous mamboAt the winter solstice South Mardian's swordsmen weave their blades in an ancient ritual dance But for one of them th I am in the midst of a job change therefore not feeling up to reading anything heavy Fortunately I was able to pick up a few mysteries the old fashioned English ones where the murder takes place at a country mansion and everyone including the police treat it as a sort of intellectual puzzle rather than the gory and gritty American police procedurals to help me through this periodNgaio Marsh is one of those elderly English lady writers well she s a New Zealander but English in spirit for whom murder is the perfect afternoon cup of tea like Agatha Christie Dorothy Sayers and P D James Her sleuth Inspector Roderick Alleyn is however much conventional than your usual eccentric detective he also does not keep everything close to his chest until the final reveal That said he is a sharp individual and his detection process is as engrossing as any of the othersIn the village of South Mardian the Dance of th

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E mysteries of folklore but the secrets and sins of an eccentric group who include a surly blacksmith a domineering dowager and a not so simple village idiot

  • Paperback
  • 288
  • Off with His Head
  • Ngaio Marsh
  • English
  • 25 January 2017
  • 9780312968328