“Vintage Murder”, by Ngaio Marsh

Novel, 1937

Murder mystery, following a troupe of actors, members of which are eliminated, one-by-one, in order to deduce the guilty party. Some great descriptions here and there, though all in all, a fairly rigidly structured book in which interview follows interview and red herrings surface without greatly mixing up or adding much. Pretty entertaining, for all that, although it’s hard to fully follow and engage with the characters, whose purpose is secondary to the plot. Other nice touches along the way, including tikis and slapstick. Overall, light and entertaining.

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