Tied Up in Tinsel

By Ngaio Marsh
Read by Wanda McCaddon

The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries: Book 27

7.77 Hours 05/01/1994 unabridged
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An English manor house on the moors is an ideal setting for a murder—and for one of Ngaio Marsh’s classic murder mysteries. The occasion is a Christmas party hosted by Mr. Hilary Bill-Tasman, landed proprietor of Halberds Manor and authority on antiques. Santa Claus is in attendance, played by a highly unpopular servant. When he goes missing after his performance, foul play is immediately suspected. There are a number of unusual characters attending the festivities, several of whom are perfectly logical candidates for murderer—and one of whom will elude the most prescient listener until tracked down by the indefatigable Inspector Roderick Alleyn, whose wife, Troy, innocently involved him in all these sinister goings-on in the first place.

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Summary

Summary

A 1973 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee for Best Novel

An English manor house on the moors is an ideal setting for a murder—and for one of Ngaio Marsh’s classic murder mysteries.

The occasion is a Christmas party hosted by Mr. Hilary Bill-Tasman, landed proprietor of Halberds Manor and authority on antiques. Santa Claus is in attendance, played by a highly unpopular servant. When he goes missing after his performance, foul play is immediately suspected. There are a number of unusual characters attending the festivities, several of whom are perfectly logical candidates for murderer—and one of whom will elude the most prescient listener until tracked down by the indefatigable Inspector Roderick Alleyn, whose wife, Troy, innocently involved him in all these sinister goings-on in the first place.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“It’s time to start comparing Christie to Marsh instead of the other way around.” New York magazine
“Agreeably effortless telling.” Guardian (UK)
“One of her best and most baffling mysteries.” Daily Express (UK)
“So entertaining that I recommend it unreservedly.” Daily Telegraph (UK)
“Dame Ngaio has yet to write a mystery that is less than perfect.”  Oregonian

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Reviews

by Darlene Noesen 9/13/2017
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Not Interesting

I never really got into the story and if I could have returned it, I would have returned it half way through the first chapter.

Author

Author Bio: Ngaio Marsh

Ngaio Marsh (1895–1982), born in New Zealand, wrote over thirty detective novels. Many of her stories had theatrical settings, as her real passion was for the theater. She was both an actress and a producer and almost single-handedly revived the New Zealand public’s interest in live theater. In 1966 she was made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 7.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English