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I don t quite understand people who like Marsh s books as much as, say, Dorothy L Sayers Alleyn just doesn t have the same depth of characterisation as Wimsey, and while the character of Troy is quite fun, she doesn t seem to have come into it as much as Harriet It is true that Wimsey books go buy without Harriet, though usually there s Parker and Bunter, the Dowager Duchess and plenty of other supporting characters who pop up repeatedly In these books, it seems to often be just Alleyn and I don t quite understand people who like Marsh s books as much as, say, Dorothy L Sayers Alleyn just doesn t have the same depth of characterisation as Wimsey, and while the character of Troy is quite fun, she doesn t seem to have come into it as much as Harriet It is true that Wimsey books go buy without Harriet, though usually there s Parker and Bunter, the Dowager Duchess and plenty of other supporting characters who pop up repeatedly In these books, it seems to often be just Alleyn and Fox, and the possibilities of that partnership are limited.The mystery itself is okay It takes some time to build up a set of characters to theorise about first though I hope they re not intended to be likeable as such, because most of them are not , which at least adds a bit of in Death at the Bar by Ngaio Marsh is a reread for me Reread is in quotes because I actually listened to it this time Our local library had clear out of all their books on tape about this time last year and I scooped up this 8 cassette rendition read by James Saxon Saxon, by the way is terrific to listen to He manages to give all of the characters their own distinct voice although I think it was a good thing that there were only two ladies one of whom had a nice Irish brogue I am not, gen Death at the Bar by Ngaio Marsh is a reread for me Reread is in quotes because I actually listened to it this time Our local library had clear out of all their books on tape about this time last year and I scooped up this 8 cassette rendition read by James Saxon Saxon, by the way is terrific While I knew that I had read this entry in the Inspector Alleyn series, as I have read all the Marsh books on my shelves at some point in the past 35 years, when I saw the audiobook on Hoopla read the blurb it didn t sound familiar Once I started listening though, it came back to me Ironically, I spent about 2 3 of my time listening to this mystery sure I knew who the murderer was only to find it was someone else Wanda McCaddon does an excellent narration and this Golden Age mystery sta While I knew that I had read this entry in the Inspector Alleyn series, as I have read all the Marsh books on my shelves at some point in the past 35 years, when I saw the audiobook on Hoopla read the blurb it didn t sound familiar Once In Death at the Bar by Ngaio Marsh, three longtime friends join together to visit their annual vacation spot in Ottocomb in Devon, where they gather at the Plume of Feathers Pub All three friends are famous in their own right, with Luke Watchman an elite barrister, Sebastian Darrow a famous actor, and Norman Cubit a top painter The pub is a central gathering point for the community, where locals and gusts gather one stormy night They discover that A A Cosy Game Of Darts In A Cosy English Pub Is Going Well Until One Of The Players Dies On The Spot Chief Inspector Alleyn Knows It Wasn T The Dart That Killed Him, But The Prussic Acid Someone Added To The Cut After a very slow build up, we finally have a corpse after almost eighty or so pages and the introduction of Marsh s hero, the aristocratic Roderick Alleyn Having said that, once Alleyn and the faithful Fox turn up, the action really starts and this becomes an engaging and worthwhile read, perfect for a couple of hours in the garden on a sunny day.Barrister Luke Watchman is a far from attractive character and probably deserves to be bumped off whilst spending a rural idyll with his cousin anot After a very slow build up, we finally have a corpse after almost eighty or so pages and the introduction of Marsh s hero, the aristocratic Roderick Alleyn Having said that, once Alleyn and the faithful Fox turn up, the action really starts and this becomes an engaging and worthwhile read, perfect for a couple of hours in the garden on a sunny day.Barrister Luke Watchman is a far from attractive character and probably deserves to be bumped During a dark and stormy night I ve always wanted to type that , a well known barrister s hand is punctured by a dart during a demonstration in the private taproom of the pub in a small village in Cornwall Within minutes, he is dead Inspector Roderick Alleyn is called in to sort through the plentifu I wish there were a detective who gets it totally wrong, admits his her mistake, and muddled through, rather than being mostly perfect This one was twisty and unpleasant and I m not sure I m very fond of Alleyn at the moment. I do enjoy books like this one, where the murderer turns out to be view spoiler the obvious person, but the murder was done in such a roundabout way that at first they seem to have to be innocent hide spoiler This is a particu Why do all murder mysteries seem so obvious at the end I think I need to just read them slower and maybe I ll actually solve one on my own someday Fun book