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Ngaio Marsh Ò 9 Summary

Few diversions Ricky manages to find the most distracting one of all murder For in a muddy ditch he sees a dead euestrienne whose last leap was. One of the last of Marsh s Inspector Alleyn novels 32 novels over an almost fifty year writing career Marsh along with Christie Sayers and Allingham were the Grand Dames of twentieth century crime novelists A well written well told story I ve not read any of her other novels but this one seems as good a place to start as any other though the whole series follows the career and marriage of Alleyn There is a nice little appendix telling the story of how Marsh came to start writing crime novels and how she came up with Inspector Alleyn pronounced Allen

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Last Ditch

Horseplay turns deadly Young Ricky Alleyn has come to the picturesue fishing village of Deep Cove to write Through the sleepy little town offers. This is the twenty ninth in the Roderick Alleyn series and the second appearance by Ricky Alleyn son of Alleyn and Troy Previously met as a child he is now twenty one and an aspiring author Jasper and Julia Pharamond a couple that Alleyn and Troy had met previously on a cruise have arranged lodgings for Ricky with the Farants Mrs Farant used to work for the Pharamond s and so Ricky intends to spend the long vacation writingHis good intentions are somewhat affected by a crush on Julia and by events in the fishing village of Deep Cove These include the surly painter Sid Jones the overly religious stable owner Mr Harkness and his pregnant niece Dulcie who is refusing to say who the father of her baby is and of course murder When Ricky goes riding with the Pharamond s and they come across a body in a ditch it is initially seen as an accident Ricky though possesses some of his father s desire to uncover the truth but without his skills or subtletyThis crime involves drugs and those involved seem a little too obvious The novel does not really come alive until Alleyn comes onto the scene but Ricky s interest in crime makes me wonder whether he will appear in future books admittedly I am now near the end of the series or whether Ngaio Marsh had considered using him as a possible successor to his father Overall rated 35

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Anything but an accident And when Ricky himself disappears the case becomes a horse of a different color for his father Inspector Roderick Alle. This was a very enjoyable revisit with Roderick Alleyn s son Ricky The last time we saw him he was six years old Now he s twenty one and trying to find his own way as a hopeful writer of fiction My favorite parts were his interactions with his father and godfather Inspector Fox who are both anxious to keep Ricky out of their investigation even though he s already right in the middle of it by the time they arrive I didn t enjoy the emphasis on chasing drug dealers which has cropped up too often in Marsh s later books but it s certainly something relevant to the time period It s sad to think that I ll be done with the Alleyn books soon In spite of a few in the series that bogged down and had me wondering if I even wanted to keep going I m glad I stuck it out The later books have picked up and been enjoyable overall I definitely recommend this one The Cursed Hole of the Shinoda Family period It s sad to think that I ll be done with the Alleyn books soon In spite of a few in the series that bogged down and had me wondering if I even wanted to keep going I m glad I stuck it out The later books have Tusculan Disputations, I and Scipios Dream picked up and been enjoyable overall I definitely recommend this one


10 thoughts on “Last Ditch

  1. says:

    This is the twenty ninth in the Roderick Alleyn series and the second appearance by Ricky Alleyn son of Alleyn and Troy Previously me

  2. says:

    A very entertaining book for me I only recently learned of Alleyn's son Ricky in the book Spinsters in Jeopardy where he is introduced as a very bright little 6 year old boy Whether he appears in any other books in the series I am unaware not

  3. says:

    Started out as an interesting read as Troy and Alleyn's son Ricky is on a small island attempting to write a book we never learn much about it

  4. says:

    One of the last of Marsh's Inspector Alleyn novels 32 novels over an almost fifty year writing career Marsh along with Christie Sayers and Allingham were the Grand Dames of twentieth century crime novelists A well written

  5. says:

    What a fun golden age mystery I loved the characters setting mannerisms of the time and pacing of the story I don't know why I've never read Ngaio Marsh before but I've already ordered the first few books in this series to start from the beginning I look forward to catching up with Inspector Alleyn

  6. says:

    1977’s Last Ditch by Ngaio Marsh turns its focus to Ricky Alleyn the son of Detective Superintendent Roderick Alleyn as Ricky goes to the Channel Islands to immerse himself in his work in writing a novel There he runs into a family who met his parents once on a cruise and Ricky finds himself falling in love with the wife Julia Pharamond He

  7. says:

    My impression of Ricky from the first book still stands he's too precious and how he managed to bumble his way into every step of th

  8. says:

    In this late entry of the Inspector Alleyn series the focus is on Alleyn's son Ricky While the last third when Alleyn himself arrives on the scene was exciting I found the mystery itself a little obvious Wanda McCaddonNadia May did a

  9. says:

    This was a very enjoyable revisit with Roderick Alleyn's son Ricky The last time we saw him he was six years old Now he's twenty one and trying to find his own way as a hopeful writer of fiction My favorite parts were his interactions with his father and godfather Inspector Fox who are both anxious to keep Ricky out of their inves

  10. says:

    I wish I'd discovered these during my long ago Christie phase because while I don't think Marsh's plots are as neat as Christie's her writing is better However I was still fairly meh about this one police procedurals are just not m

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