Pagan revelry and morris dancing in the middle of a very cold winter set the scene for one of Ngaio Marsh's most fascinating murder mysteries. When the pesky Anna Bunz arrives at Mardian to investigate the rare survival of folk-dancing still practised there, she quickly antagonizes the villagers. But Mrs Bunz is not the only source of friction -- two of the other enthusiasts are also spoiling for a fight. When the sword dancers' traditional mock beheading of the Winter Solstice becomes horribly real, Superintendent Roderick Alleyn finds himself faced with a case of great complexity and of gruesome proportions...
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NGAIO MARSH, a native of New Zealand, was awarded the Order of the British Empire for her classic mysteries. The continuing popularity of her hero, Scotland Yard's Inspector Roderick Alleyn, has assured her a lasting place among the world's top mystery authors.From AudioFile :
Ancient ritual and murder combine for a romp through merry old England. Nadia May's narration covers territory throughout Britain and Germany. She enlivens an eccentric cast of characters led by the town matriarch, a crotchety old blacksmith, and the village idiot. As a folklore connoisseur delves a little too deeply into local tradition, a fertility rite turns into a ceremony of death. May's narration soars as the granddaughter of the deceased practices vocal exercises and further complicates matters with her romantic entanglement and family history. Before Inspector Roderick Alleyn gets his man, misogyny, greed, and the mysteries of folklore are revealed. J.J.B. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Description du livre Jove, 1981. Mass Market Paperback. État : New. Never used!. N° de réf. du libraire P110515057622
Description du livre Jove, 1981. Mass Market Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire M0515057622