Death in Ecstasy by Ngaio Marsh

Ngaio Marsh's Chief Inspector (later Superintendent) Roderick Alleyn, of Scotland Yard, series was typically set in the world of the arts, particularly the theater or painters.

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Death in Ecstasy by Ngaio Marsh


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.83 x 6.75 x 4.26
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; Reissue edition (October 1997)
  • ISBN: 0312963602


    Reader Reviews
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful: Clever Novel Lowered By Homosexual Hysteria, December 8, 2001 Reviewer: gft from Biloxi, MS USA One of the few truly regrettable aspects of Marsh's writing is her marked habit of depicting gay characters as ineffectual, rather slimy, and altogether unlikable individuals--something not seen in the works of the more widely read Christie, who also occasionally includes implicitly gay and lesbian characters in her works. This tendency resurfaces in DEATH IN ECSTACY, and it detracts considerably from Marsh's otherwise extremely fine writing, particularly in regard to her over-all talent for dismissing stereotypes and creating fully rounded characters. But if one can overlook Marsh's homosexual hysterial, one will likely find DEATH IN ESCTACY one of her more interestingly atmospheric novels, effectively depicting a cult-like religion and the often neurotic individuals who swirl around it--including some who may have motives for murder.

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