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Author: Ngaio Marsh
ISBN: 0884114783
Language: English
Category: Mystery
Publisher: Amereon Ltd (September 1, 1982)
Rating: 4.2
Formats: lit doc txt mobi
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Felony & mayhem press, new york. At that moment Detective-Inspector Alleyn in his flat in St. James’s looked up from his book and remarked to his servant: It’s blowing a gale out there.

Felony & mayhem press, new york. The characters in the case. Jasper Garnette, Officiating Priest of the House of the Sacred Flame. I shall be staying in to-night.

The woman stretched both her hands out and the priest gave her the cup. The wine of ecstasy gives joy to your body and soul. She raised the cup to her lips. Her head tipped back until the last drop must have been drained.

Death in Ecstasy has been added to your Cart. From her first book in 1934 to her final volume just before her death in 1982, Ngaio Marsh's work has remained legendary, and is often compared to that of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers.

Death in Ecstasy book. Ngaio Marsh's style is always a pleasure, but this tale of mystic rites in a threadbare temple in middle class London is a bit antiquated (even for its time), and the characters-often a Marsh strong point-are rather stereotypical, particularly the American businessman and the two gay "acolytes. Also, the solution to the mystery really wasn't much of a surprise.

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said Nigel from his armchair. Wasn’t she? agreed Alleyn. That doorkeeper in the house of the ungodly will have to be seen. To check up on her visit?. id Nigel, how did you know?. Now I’ll have to see the rest of the staff. The rest of the staff proved to be unproductive of much intelligence. Two housemaids, a parlourmaid, a chauffeur and a cook, who all seemed excited and perturbed as if they had one eye on the tragedy and the other on losing their jobs.

Ngaio Marsh Death In Ecstasy Foreword PART I CHAPTER I Entrance to a Cul-de-sac CHAPTER II The House of the Sacred Flame CHAPTER III Death of an Ecstatic . Ngaio Marsh Death In Ecstasy. The Characters in the Case

Ngaio Marsh Death In Ecstasy Foreword PART I CHAPTER I Entrance to a Cul-de-sac CHAPTER II The House of the Sacred Flame CHAPTER III Death of an Ecstatic Spinster CHAPTER IV The Yard CHAPTER V A Priest and Two Acolytes CHAPTER VI Mrs. Candour and Mr. Ogden CHAPTER VII Janey and Maurice CHAPTER VIII The Temperament of M. de Ravigne CHAPTER. JASPER GARNETT, officiating priest of the House of the Sacred Flame.

Another classic Ngaio Marsh novel. Who slipped cyanide into the ceremonial wine of ecstasy at the House of the Sacred Flame? The other initiates and the High Priest claim to be above earthly passions. However he read on: In the Light of the Sacred Flame all mysteries are but different facets of the One Mystery, all Gods but different aspects of one Godhead. Time is but an aspect of Eternity, and the doorway to Eternity is Spiritual Ecstasy.

The victim was a deeply religious initiate who had trained for a month for her last ceremony. She was also a very beautiful woman. But Cara Quayne had provoked lust, jealousy - and murder. Roderick Alleyn suspected that more evil still lurked behind the Sign of the Sacred Flame...
Comments (7)
Delagamand
This is the 4th book in the Inspector Allyen Series. Although written in the 1930's, "Death in Ecstasy" has the universal & timeless themes of greed, religious cults, and drugs. Sometimes in reading this series, the language can be challenging. As certain phrases and words that are simply no longer used can be distracting. Several of the words I tried to look up in the kindle dictionary didn't pop up. But that doesn't take away from a very good book. Highly recommended.
Kaghma
Ba humbug – so disappointed, kept reading hoping it would get better – it didn't. But because I have so enjoyed these books in the past – I will go on to number five.
Ximathewi
I like old British mystery books of the thirties and forties, they are so civilized and proper, yet quite unafraid of fierce action.
Najinn
I read this book when it first came out. If I didn't like it then would I be rereading it now?
Kulabandis
These are fantastic yarns set during a lovely time period for British mysteries. No dwelling on the horrific details but on to the cast of potential fiends! The amateur gets a bit old though.
Nettale
Well, I don't care for tele-evangelists and this book certainly reminded me of them. I have started to read books in the Inspector Alleyn series, and though I didn't like the premise, I plowed my way trough it. At times it was funny in the description of the characters or in the demeanor the, supposedly, American displayed. However, I guessed almost right from the start who the villain was, so the ending was no surprise for me. That in itself is not particularly irritating if the book is well written and holds the attention otherwise. But the length of the plodding through all of the characters and their possible motives was dull work and put me literally to sleep. There are other books in this series I like better.
Rleillin
One of the best English period pieces of detective fiction written by the very funny Mrs. Marsh. They are all great. In this one I especially relished the description of the not so nice temple. And the surprises that are unveiled one by one.
Love this book, as with all of her books it's very fast and fun.