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Death of a fool: Roderick Alleyn Series, Book 19

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A ritual dance becomes a murderous mambo... At the winter solstice, South Mardian's swordsmen weave their blades in an ancient ritual dance. But for one of them, the excitement proves too heady, and his decapitation turns the fertility rite into a pageant of death. Now Inspector Roderick Alleyn must penetrate not only the 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.
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display_description The village of South Mardian likes the old ways. The very old ways. This may be 1957, but South M. still features a blacksmith, a village idiot, and an elaborate fertility ritual performed at the winter solstice. There's squabbling, of course, and things come to a head (nyuck, nyuck, nyuck) when one of the ritual's main players is found be-headed, everything north of his neck having been neatly lopped off by a ritual sword. Alleyn does have to contain a certain incredulous amusement at South M.'s fetishistic embrace of the 18th century – he does not, for example, have what one might call a real passion for morris dancing – but he contains the giggles long enough to name the baddie and return all to the warm embrace of pre-Industrial Britain.
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series Roderick Alleyn
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subject_facet Alleyn, Roderick (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, England -- Fiction, Mystery fiction, Police -- England -- Fiction
title_display Death of a fool
title_full Death of a Fool Roderick Alleyn Series, Book 19, Death of a fool / Ngaio Marsh, Death of a fool [electronic resource] / Ngaio Marsh
title_short Death of a fool
title_sub Roderick Alleyn Series, Book 19
topic_facet Alleyn, Roderick (Fictitious character), Fiction, Mystery, Police