When in Rome: Roderick Alleyn Series, Book 26
Murder takes a Roman holiday On an exclusive guided tour of Rome's ancient ruins, a motley crew of tourists gets more than the price of admission. For amidst the serpentine passages of an underground crypt, the shady tour guide disappears, a mysterious murder occurs, and Inspector Roderick Alleyn-undercover on an international drug bust-must focus his keen eye on more than just Rome's breathtaking sights...
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|Grouping Title||when in rome|
|Grouping Author||marsh ngaio|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-11-13 22:54:51PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-11-13 23:51:36PM|
|detailed_location_catalog||Main Library - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||In 1968 Ngaio Marsh took her own Roman holiday (in part to research Italian police procedures) and the change seems to have done her good: Both her British and U.S. agents believed When in Rome to be the finest novel in her "Inspector Alleyn" series. As is so often (and so satisfyingly) the case, the tale concerns a murder within a closed group – in this case, a group of tourists visiting what Marsh calls the "Basilica di San Tommaso," who find themselves fumbling into a complex web of blackmail and drug-smuggling. Adding some irresistible color are depictions of both La Dolce Vita (of which Marsh took a jaundiced view) and the student radicals of the day, whom she seems to have found somewhat more persuasive. All in all, a brilliant example of classic Golden Age plotting melded with a decidedly Space Age cast.|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|series||Roderick Alleyn mysteries|
|series_with_volume||Roderick Alleyn mysteries|26|
|title_display||When in Rome|
When in Rome Marsh, Ngaio, 1895-1982.
When in Rome Roderick Alleyn Series, Book 26
|title_short||When in Rome|
|title_sub||Roderick Alleyn Series, Book 26|