Death at the Bar – Ngaio Marsh

Death at the Bar

From the Publisher:

A local pub serves up a curious brew-of murder…

Settling in for a cozy night of brandy and darts at the pub, an inebriated lawyer suffers a seemingly harmless dart puncture. But within moments of his injury, the unlucky barrister loses more than a simple game of darts-he loses his life. Called in to investigate this alleged accident, Inspector Roderick Alleyn wonders about the rules of this friendly bar game-and probes into a pub full of motives for murder…

My thoughts:

I saw the Patrick Malahide TV adaptation of this novel last year.  Was trying to remember who the killer was, and for the life of me I couldn’t remember.  Interesting twists and turns in this one.  I like the atmosphere she creates in her novels, and this one didn’t disappoint.  I didn’t much care for the characters, but that didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the novel.


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