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A Man Lay Dead: 12/02/20
A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh is the first of the Roderick Alleyn mysteries. There's a party at a country manor. It's full of privileged twats doing idiotic things. One of their games is a murder game, except, one of them actually ends up dead.
I suppose in 1934, this plot would have been new and exciting. After eighty-six years and countless numbers of mysteries being published, it's a fairly pedestrian mystery.
Maybe too I would have enjoyed it more under different circumstances, but this was my last library book as the shelter in place order meant my husband was working from home and our children were doing their schoolwork online. On top of those distractions, we also had just brought home a new puppy. Under those circumstances, I didn't lose myself in the mystery. Nor did much of it stick with me beyond the basics.
The second book is Enter a Murderer (1935). At this point I'm not sure when or if I'll read it.