Overture to Death
First US edition
|Publisher||Lee Furman (US)|
|Media type||Print ()|
|Preceded by||Death in a White Tie|
|Followed by||Death at the Bar|
Overture to Death is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the eighth novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1939. The plot concerns a murder during a village theatrical performance; Sergei Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C-sharp minor plays a prominent part in the story. So does a "Venetian Suite" by Ethelbert Nevin. The murder weapon is a pistol hidden in a piano.
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