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Death and the Dancing Footman

Narrated by: Anton Lesser
Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
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Summary

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…

©1942 Ngaio Marsh (P)2010 Hachette Digital

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  • DJDecca
  • 05-08-17

Murder Invited for the Weekend

What made the experience of listening to Death and the Dancing Footman the most enjoyable?

Anton Lesser's performance was wonderful. Nicely articulated characters, a nice flair for the dramatics, and an engaging style.

What did you like best about this story?

It's a solid Inspector Alleyn story with plenty of red herrings and surprises. Plus some really colorful characters.

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved the scene at the pool where a bet was made and the wrong man pushed into the icy water.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Jealousy, revenge, hatred ... just your average weekend with friends.

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  • GrandmaG
  • 06-10-12

Not my cup of tea

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I haven't the faintest idea!

Has Death and the Dancing Footman turned you off from other books in this genre?

No - I like mysteries - whodunnits.

What didn’t you like about Anton Lesser’s performance?

The voice annoyed me. It was grating.

What character would you cut from Death and the Dancing Footman?

Do you want a list?? lol.

Any additional comments?

I was looking for a mystery with no profanity, and this author was recommended to me. I will look elsewhere.

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