2011: 63. Night At the Vulcan

Night at the Vulcan, Ngaio Marsh 

 “As she turned onto Carpet Street the girl wondered at her own obstinancy.”

So, with all the Montgomery reading (and believe me, this is just the tip of the iceberg on that front), I guess you can say I’m on a bit of a comfort reading kick.  That continued here, as I grabbed an old Ngaio Marsh to read, not even realizing I’d read it so recently that I’d blogged about it before (though it was four years ago!).  But even so, it grabbed me, and I read the whole thing and liked it.  Read my previous entry for the plot description - let me just say here that, as I have opined before, there are good Marshes, and there are bad Marshes, which is to say, some have realistic characters that capture your interest, and some are like cardboard.  This is one of the good ones (query - is it possible, given her theatrical background, that the theater books are generally better? Question for a future Ngaio Marsh project, I suppose), and I liked all the overwrought theatrical types and all the drama.  Really, the murder was an afterthought to the story, though I will say that I sort of (SPOILER) thought that the ingenue was going to end up with the educated young copper in the end, rather than the actor old enough to be her father (who she looks just like and is also a distant relation).  Shows what I know.  Fun for people who like theater or people who like old-fashioned mysteries.

Categories:  Mystery, Re-read, Re-blog

Night at the Vulcan

Night at the Vulcan

Ngaio Marsh

Night at the Vulcan

Night at the Vulcan

Ngaio Marsh




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