A winter weekend ends in snowbound disaster in a novel which remains a favourite among Marsh readers. It began as an entertainment: eight people, many of them enemies, gathered for a winter weekend by a host with a love for theatre. They would be the characters in a drama that he would devise. It ended in snowbound disaster. Everyone had an alibi -- and most a motive as well. But Chief Detective Inspector Roderick Alleyn, when he finally arrived, knew it all hung on Thomas, the dancing footman…
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No big dance
Not the best of Ngaio Marsh mysteries, and not the best of readers either: The voice is agreable enough, but with a monotonous phrase rhythm and an annoying tendency to overact certain parts of dialogue. Try another one.