Killer Dolphin aka Death at the Dolphin

Killer Dolphin (Roderick Alleyn, #24)

Killer Dolphin by Ngaio Marsh

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I can see it’s flaws, but I can’t help it – I just love this book

This is all the more surprising as I am not a big Marsh fan. I think this one was the first Marsh I read and maybe that explains my love for it.

The Dolphin Theatre is described with such love and detail. Ms Marsh is totally at home with her theatrical characters and she also makes them believable as people from the sixties – my favourite decade! I don’t think the murder was as important to Marsh in this mystery, as the fun she was having with the setting.

Alleyn and Fox are witty together without Marsh making Alleyn too arch – Marsh is prone to do that. No Troy is a bonus. Troy and Alleyn’s relationship has never seemed believable or comfortable to me.

Lovely, escapist fare!

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