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Off with His Head Free read ¿ 100 E excitement proves too heady and his decapitiation turns the fertility rite into a pageant of death Now Inspector Roderick Alleyn must penetrate not only th. Just ok 2 stars on my personal scale I listened to this one on Audible and although Nadia May is usually a favorite narrator the rural accents of some characters were almost unintelligible and the constant descriptions of folk dances didn t make sense I don t know if reading the book would ve helped me to make sense or be interestedI found it interesting once the murder occurred during a performance of a folk dance and Inspector Alleyn and crew arrived to investigate Then i5 became rather obvious who the killer was and I skimmed the last few chapters to the end Some interesting characters but this one really didn t hold my interest

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Off with His Head Free read ¿ 100 A ritual dance becomes a murderous mamboAt the winter solstice South Mardian's swordsmen weave their blades in an ancient ritual dance But for one of them th. An entertaining read Morris dancing with a twistAnnually in the depths of winter in a remote English village the Dance of the five sons is performed on Sword Wednesday during the Winter Solstice It has been performed for hundreds of years The key characters in the dance are The Fool The Hobbyhorse and The teaser called BettyMrs Bunz an eccentric German folklorist turns up at Mardian Castle wanting to witness the secretive annual folk dance She is given short thrift by 94 year old Dame Alice an eccentric snobbish lady of the manor The dance is performed by miserly and bad tempered William Andersen the local blacksmith with his five sons Dan Andy Ned Chris and slightly mad Ernie During the dance Andersen is found dead in gruesome circumstances Superintendent Alleyn arrives with the faithful Fox There are a lot of motives Tension between Ernie and his father over the playing of the fool and a dead dog Beggs an ex RAF pilot running a failing business and wanting the Smithy for a new service station Class snobbery between different families and the eccentric Mrs Buntz going to any lengths to discover the de rests of the dance All in all a humorous and well crafted story with a god ending with the reconstruction of the dance and the role of the Hobby horse and Betty must investigate village tensions and reconstruct the dance itself in order to uncover the murderer

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Off with His Head Free read ¿ 100 E mysteries of folklore but the secrets and sins of an eccentric group who include a surly blacksmith a domineering dowager and a not so simple village idiot. Set in 1950s Britain an annual ritual dance held on the winter solstice The winter solstice is nearing and South Mardian is preparing for its local mummery play that the community has held on Sword Wednesday for centuries passing along the music and dance Dame Alice Mardian is greatly displeased by the presence of an outsider Mrs Bunz a folklore specialist because the people of South Mardian want to keep things local Dr Otterly plays the fiddle for the dance William Andersen the local blacksmith known locally as the Guiser plays the Fool while his five sons Dan Andy Nat Chris and Ernie whose initials together spell dance play the five sons of the dance Ernie who is not uite right in the head has long wanted to play the Fool and it seems he will get his wish when he produces a note from the Geiser who has been sick saying that he can t go on They all do the routine which ends with a mock decapitation of the Fool by the swords of all five sons When it comes time for the Fool to rise Ernie laughs hysterically Blood for the stone They discover that not only is the Geiser dead but he has been decapitated Inspector Alleyn of Scotland Yard becomes involved as he unravels the mysteries of the eighteenth century ceremony I just love these old British mysteries


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    Read & Download Off with His Head Read Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Ngaio Marsh Ngaio Marsh ↠ 0 Free read I am in the midst of a job change therefore not feeling up to reading anything heavy Fortunately I was able to pick up a few mysteries the old fashioned English ones where the murder takes place at a country mansion and everyone including the police treat it as a sort of intellectual puzzle rather than the gory a

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    PDF READ Off with His Head In this 19th book in the 'Roderick Alleyn' series the British detective investigates the death of a folk dancer The book can be read as a standaloneIn the English village of South Mardian the winter solstice is marked by a complex r

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    PDF READ Off with His Head An entertaining read Morris dancing with a twistAnnually in the depths of winter in a remote English village the Dance of the five sons is performed on Sword Wednesday during the Winter Solstice It has been performed for hundreds of years The

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    Read & Download Off with His Head Ngaio Marsh ↠ 0 Free read Read Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Ngaio Marsh This is the nineteenth Roderick Alleyn novel in what is a slightly infuriating series If any author could be called inconsistent – often brilliant but too often banal then Marsh is that author Some of her mysteries are fantastic and there have been many that I have really enjoyed However this book published

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    Read & Download Off with His Head PDF READ Off with His Head Ngaio Marsh ↠ 0 Free read My favourite Ngaio Marsh story is the one that does not involve the theatre or New Zealand Death of a Fool is set in a sn

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    PDF READ Off with His Head Read Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Ngaio Marsh Read & Download Off with His Head Just ok 2 stars on my personal scale I listened to this one on Audible and although Nadia May is usually a favorite narrator the rural accents of some characters were almost unintelligible and the constant descriptions of folk dances didn’t make sense I don’t know if reading the book would’ve helped me to make sense or be interestedI found it interesting once the murder occurred during a performance of a folk dance and Insp

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    PDF READ Off with His Head Ngaio Marsh in the second of her mysteries I have read shows herself to be a master of human observation Marsh combines that with the ability to describe her well drawn characters using humor and engaging them actions that hint at the psychology underneathThe murder mystery is a perfect genre for someone able to portray the smalles

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    PDF READ Off with His Head Part of the enjoyment of this book was not only the excellent descriptions but the historical information regarding some of the ancient English folk dances and traditions occurring around the Christmas seasoning Marsh also presents material that would suggest that Shakespeare incorporated some of the folk themes in his King Lear Marsh's knowledge of theatre was also very helpful

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    PDF READ Off with His Head Read Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Ngaio Marsh Set in 1950s Britain an annual ritual dance held on the winter solstice The winter solstice is nearing and South Mardian is preparing for its local mummery play that the community has held on Sword Wednesday for centuries passing along the m

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