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Enter a Murderer (The Alleyn Mysteries)
by Ngaio Marsh | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by wingyorkshire-lasswing of Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on 5/17/2011
Average 5 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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14 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingyorkshire-lasswing from Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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Amazon Editorial Review

Alleyn's friend, Nigel, stood near the centre of the stage. He had moved forward towards the wings, when a voice warned him to look out. An instant later, Inspector Alleyn hurled himself at Nigel, driving him backwards and out of the way of a falling object.
 


Journal Entry 2 by wingyorkshire-lasswing at Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Monday, June 20, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (6/21/2011 UTC) at Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom

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This is on its way to disneyfreaksam as part of the International Alphabet Relay.
Here is your "E" book Sam, hope you enjoy it. 


Journal Entry 3 by disneyfreaksam at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Thursday, June 23, 2011

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Excellent. Thank you so much. I look forward to reading this one. 


Journal Entry 4 by disneyfreaksam at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Thursday, September 29, 2011

9 out of 10

Enjoyable, cosy, mystery. 


Journal Entry 5 by disneyfreaksam at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Monday, October 03, 2011

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Released 5 yrs ago (10/3/2011 UTC) at Warminster, Wiltshire United Kingdom

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Part of the ABC Ring - Enjoy x 


Journal Entry 6 by Snowboarderin at Hückeswagen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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I get this book because of the ABC bookring. 


Journal Entry 7 by Snowboarderin at Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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Released 5 yrs ago (11/22/2011 UTC) at Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany

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On the way to the next person of the ABC bookring. 


Journal Entry 8 by grovalskii at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany on Friday, November 25, 2011

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just received the book today. will read it soon. 


Journal Entry 9 by grovalskii at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany on Friday, December 23, 2011

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This was better than I expected. The language was at times a bit difficult for me, maybe it's written in a bit older style? But that made it more interesting. And I loved how I kept changing my mind on the bad guy. The author kept me guessing until the end. Not the most exciting book but certainly enjoyable.

Off to the Netherlands now (after Christmas, as I do not want to brave the line at the post office right now). 


Journal Entry 10 by grovalskii at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany on Wednesday, December 28, 2011

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Released 5 yrs ago (12/28/2011 UTC) at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany

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Mailed the book out to the Netherlands today. Hope you enjoy it, BoekenTrol! 


Journal Entry 11 by wingBoekentrolwing at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Friday, January 06, 2012

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Arrived safely today. Thanks for sharing, yorkshire-lass & for sending it to me, grovalskii!

I look forward to read it :-) 


Journal Entry 12 by wingBoekentrolwing at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Tuesday, January 10, 2012

7 out of 10

Writing a review for this book is quite easy on the one hand: just write down that I liked the book. On the other hand that would make me feel like I didn't do the book justice, so I'll have to elaborate a bit more.

I liked the book: it is a bit like these English detective series I like to watch: A Touch of Frost, Inspector Dalgliesh, you know the kind. In general very polite, very correct, with very little violence whenever possible. That's what I expected of this book and that's what I got.
What I didn't like was, that the book was in quite old fashioned English. The original dated form 1935 or so, so that shouldn't be a surprise, but still that made it quite hard to read at times. (It was the 2nd time in one week that I encountered the word 'scolded' in a book. Since I didn't know the word, I looked it up and added one more word to my English vocabulary...).

Summing it all up: I'm glad I came across this little book, I liked reading it.  


Journal Entry 13 by wingBoekentrolwing at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (1/11/2012 UTC) at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands

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And off this E-book goes again to the next person in this ABC-ring. I hope it arrives safe and soon.
Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 14 by wingInto-the-Bluewing at Stade, Niedersachsen Germany on Saturday, January 14, 2012

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Received today with many thanks 


Journal Entry 15 by wingInto-the-Bluewing at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Niedersachsen Germany on Thursday, February 23, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (2/23/2012 UTC) at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Niedersachsen Germany

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The book will now travel to ZAS, who is next on the ABC roundabout list. This wasn't really my kind of book I must say but never mind.  


Journal Entry 16 by ZAS at Thrapston, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Sunday, March 04, 2012

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Recieved as the E book , part of the ABC International roundabout. I've never read and Ngaio Marsh, so I'm looking forward to trying this one, thanks. 


Journal Entry 17 by ZAS at Thrapston, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 28, 2012

7 out of 10

I quite enjoyed this one - I've not read anything by Ngaio Marsh before and would definately try othere books by her after reading this one.

Read and ready to post on in the next couple of days 


Journal Entry 18 by 3vie at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Sunday, April 01, 2012

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Received yesterday. Looking forward to reading it. Thanks for sending. 


Journal Entry 19 by 3vie at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Saturday, April 21, 2012

4 out of 10

I didnt really enjoy this book. I didnt like any of the characters and I had to keep going back and re-reading parts of the dialogue as I couldnt understand who said what. Maybe it was because it was written so long ago (1935) and the language was different from that in a modern mystery, but I dont think I will read anything else by this author. 


Journal Entry 20 by 3vie at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Saturday, April 21, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (4/21/2012 UTC) at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom

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Off to the next reader in the ABC book roundabout ;0) 


Journal Entry 21 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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Curiously I was just looking into this author recently, so it's timing is perfect. Of course it has arrived with another bookray so I'm afraid I've got a little backlog at the moment. 


Journal Entry 22 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 22, 2012

3 out of 10

I'm sorry to say I didn't enjoy this. I felt it was written like a badly acted play. I did try to give the author the benefit of the doubt as it was set in a theatre but the dialogue just felt so stilted. The language was very dated and although I know it was written in the thirties, I don't get this feeling with other authors of the period. I agree with 3vie that I found myself constantly going back and re-reading because I hadn't understood the paragraph. I also did not like the phonetic spelling - I mean for goodness sake "eggzit"! I don't know if this was meant to be Inspector Alleyn's own voice or if he was putting it on. I got the impression he was acting the fool what with all the theatrical quotes and this behaviour did not endear him to me. I do actually have two books by this author on Mount TBR so she might get a second chance. 


Journal Entry 23 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Friday, May 25, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (5/31/2012 UTC) at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom

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On it's way in the ring. 


Journal Entry 24 by wingDiane-Fraserwing at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Wednesday, June 06, 2012

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with me now. Not the sort of mystery I usually read by the look of the reviews given but as ever looking forward to trying a new author :) 


Journal Entry 25 by wingDiane-Fraserwing at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Thursday, July 05, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (7/7/2012 UTC) at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom

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posting on today :)

Not sure if I am 1 week behind or 3 weeks in front with this book but apologies either way.

This is a very quick book to read as it is less than 200 pages. Little too tame for my liking however it was nice to be introduced to this author and I did find it very entertaining.

ETA - not being posted now until 1.8.12 


Journal Entry 26 by ahabraken at Innsbruck, Tirol Austria on Friday, August 17, 2012

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And the next book in the ABC-ring is with me! I was away a bit longer than expected; hope I am not slowing the ring down! 


Journal Entry 27 by ahabraken at Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, September 10, 2012

4 out of 10

Released 5 yrs ago (9/10/2012 UTC) at Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany

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Not my cup of tea - at all. It is just too slow and eventhough it is only a thin book, it took me a while to read it.

Sending this book on in the ABC - roundabout today! 


Journal Entry 28 by wingtrikwing at Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, September 17, 2012

7 out of 10

Now the book is with me, thanks for sending, ahabraken, and for sharing, yorkshire-lass!
Will be the next on my MTBR as it seems to be a little bit late already ;o)

23.09.2012
As promised I read this little book quickly so that it can travel on soon.
Well, I have to agree with some of the others that the language obviously is kind of old-fashioned but nevertheless I could read this book more or less quickly.
I liked the story and the mystery solving by the Chief Detective-Inspector - until the very end I was not totally sure who was the murderer! 


Journal Entry 29 by wingtrikwing at Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Sunday, September 23, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (9/23/2012 UTC) at Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany

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Off it goes to the next participant of the ABC roundabout - enjoy!
 


Journal Entry 30 by elstaplador at Woking, Surrey United Kingdom on Saturday, September 29, 2012

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I was thinking it was about time for letter E! I do enjoy Ngaio Marsh; can't remember if I've read this one before or not. 


Journal Entry 31 by elstaplador at Woking, Surrey United Kingdom on Sunday, October 14, 2012

5 out of 10

More of the same: theatrical murder told largely from the point of view of Nigel Bathgate. Trollerific prologue notwithstanding, I didn't guess the murderer, though wasn't particularly surprised by the revelation. I was rather intrigued by the tension between Inspector Alleyn and Stephanie Vaughan; I don't think I've seen him particularly interested by anyone other than Troy. I think I may need to give Marsh a rest for a few years; they do seem to be increasingly same-y. 


Journal Entry 32 by elstaplador at To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, October 15, 2012

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Released 4 yrs ago (10/15/2012 UTC) at To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Sending on to the next reader. 


Journal Entry 33 by mafarrimond at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, November 18, 2012

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I have never quite take to Inspector Alleyn. A little old fashioned and a tad predictable but passed the time reasonably pleasantly.  


Journal Entry 34 by mafarrimond at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, November 18, 2012

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Released 4 yrs ago (11/19/2012 UTC) at Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom

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Sending on 


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