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A Man Lay Dead (1934)
by Ngaio Marsh
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312963580, Mass Market Paperback)
It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Murdered.
At Sir Hubert Handesley's country house party, five guests have gathered for the uproarious parlor game of "Murder." Yet no one is laughing when the lights come up on an actual corpse, the good-looking and mysterious Charles Rankin. Scotland Yard's Inspector Roderick Alleyn arrives to find a complete collection of alibis, a missing butler, and an intricate puzzle of betrayal and sedition in the search for the key player in this deadly game.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:31:49 -0400)
A game of "murders" at Sir Hubert Handesley's country house party becomes far too realistic for anyone's liking. First a guest arrives with a dangerously lethal dagger and then, when the gong sounds to announce the start of the game, the victim plays dead with a very convincing manner.
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