Died In The Wool (Roderick Alleyn, #13)

Died In The Wool (Roderick Alleyn, #13) Died In The Wool By Ngaio Marsh An Inspector Roderick Alleyn Of Scotland Yard Mystery Fictional From The Back Cover A Missing Member Of Parliament Is Found Dead, Pressed In A Bale Of Wool And A Year Later Inspector Roderick Alleyn Receives A Desperate Plea Involving Him In A Gruesome War Of Espionage Where He Becomes As Much The Quarry As The Hunter Died in the Wool is one of four Alleyn tales Marsh set in her native New Zealand, and is made eveninteresting as it was actually published during the Second World War, and incorporates aspects, issues, and perspectives on the war climate into the murder mystery plotline Being written before Marsh would have even known when or how the war would end, some of the settings and characterisations can give insights into New Zealand at that time that no recently written historical novel, no matte Died in the Wool is one of four Alleyn tales Marsh set in her native New Zealand, and is made eveninteresting as it was actually published during the Second World War, and incorporates aspects, issues, and perspectives on the war climate into the murder mystery plotline Being written before Marsh would have even known when or how the war would en
Detective Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn, in New Zealand during World War II to track down spies, both from outside and from within, travels to the countryside where ranchers keep sheep to investigate a year old murder and potential espionage in Ngaio Marsh s Died in the Wool Flossy Rubrick, a member of the New Zealand Parliament, disappeared a year earlier, only to be found rolled up in a bale of hay five weeks later So the four people who live at her and her late husband Arthur s home in Mo Detective Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn, in New Zealand during World War II to track down spies, both from outside and from within, travels to the countryside where ranchers keep sheep to investigate a year old mur
I find I really like the New Zealand ones in this series This one is also set in NZ, during WWII.Alleyn s essentially counter intelligence, investigating a potential information leak and associated murder on a New Zealand sheep farm.I like the reduced cast of characters I like the setting And it struck me in this one that I definitely have a better sense of Alleyn as a character now One could argue that 13 books in is too late I don t disagree I will only say that it probably happened a I find I really like the New Zealand ones in this series This one is also set in NZ, during WWII.Alleyn s essentially counter intelligence, investigating a potential information leak and associated murder on a New Zealand sheep farm.I like the re
Has the most insidious manner of hiding the body of any mystery I ve ever read. Not one of my favourite Inspector Alleyn whodunnits A nice New Zealand high country setting, and an inventive murder, but Alleyn, arriving long after the event, and concerned with war time treason as well as murder, has to recover past events by a round table recounting of the past by the inhabitants of the farm estate Rather static No Troy, no Inspector Fox.GR blurb One summer evening in 1942, Flossie Rubrick, goes to her husband s wool shed to rehearse a patriotic speec
I m pretty sure this is my first Roderick Alleyn, so perhaps not the right place to start but, it actually functions just fine as a standalone, since it seems like the characters I would otherwise be expected to be familiar with are not present in this mystery asi
Serial fiction written during The War is ofteninteresting as social document than as fiction This episode of Marsh s series has a few things going for it, though It s always kind of fun when she gets to actually bring her show to New Zealand, and the intense remoteness of the sheep station setting helps her keep tight control over a short
This one takes place in New Zealand during WWII Alleyn is there on a case of espionage, so when one of the members of the Rubrick family asks for help, he is sent Florence has disappeared, but her body shows up eventually packed into a bale of wool from Mount Moon, the Rubrick sheep farm Alleyn meets Fabian Losse, who has a war injury that makes him subject to blackouts He is working on a top secret invention with the help of Douglas Grace, an engineer, and details of the invention have le This one takes place in New Zealand during WWII Alleyn is there on a case of espionage, so when one of the members of the Rubrick family asks for help, he is sent Florence has disappeared, but her body shows up eventually packed into a bale of wool from Mount Moon, the Rubrick sheep farm
Ngaio Marsh is always hard to pin down for me She has flashes of brilliance, but most of her books are a bit plodding Died in the Wool was one of those books that plod, not unpleasantly, towards an interesting end, with flashes of brilliance Kind of like a cross country roadtrip if you re the kind of person who takesinterest in the stop than the endless stretches of road, you won t like it Died in wool is one of those books where half the book is interviews, and the other half is act Ngaio Marsh is always hard to pin down for me She has flashes of brilliance, but most of her books are a bit plodding Died in the Wool was one of those books that plod, not unpleasantly, towards an interesting end, with flashes of brilliance Kind of like a cross country roadtrip if you re the kind of person who takesinterest in the stop than the endless stretches of road, you won t like it Died in wool is one of those books where half the book is interview
A good whodunit, structurally, and I liked the 4 orperspectives on the character of the victim, but I found the overall tone really dreary I do not remember well the other Det Alleyn books that I ve read, but my reaction to this one was that her body of work does not really stand the test of time well By today s standards, Marsh is ageist the victim s husband, a man in his mid 40 is described as old and infirm She is sexist her depiction of the victim overall is that Flossie is a pus A good whodunit, structurally, and I liked the 4 orperspectives on the character of the victim, but I found the overall tone really dreary I do not remember well the other Det Alleyn books that I ve r

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  • Paperback
  • 248 pages
  • Died In The Wool (Roderick Alleyn, #13)
  • Ngaio Marsh
  • English
  • 26 August 2017
  • 051507506X