Tied up in Tinsel

Tied up in Tinsel

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Baker & Taylor
The Christmas eve Druid Pageant at Hilary Bill-Tasman's manor turns deadly when one of the players disappears into the snowy night, and the hired help turns out to be paroled murderers from the local prison. Reprint.

McMillan Palgrave
A Christmas pageant turns unholy.

Holed up at Hilary Bill-Tasman's manor estate for Christmas, Troy Alleyn is to paint the man's portrait and, while she's there, view the Druid Christmas pageant. Along with a pack of eccentric guests, Troy enjoys the festivities-- until one of the pageant's players mysteriously disappears into the snowy night. Did the hired help-- each a paroled murderer from the nearby prison-- have a deadly hand in this Christmas conundrum? Inspector Roderick Alleyn arrives to join his wife in finding the lost man-- and unraveling the glaring truth from the glittering tinsel.


Publisher: New York : St. Martin's, 1999, c1972
ISBN: 9780312971953
0312971958
Characteristics: 286 p. ; 18 cm

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Dec 09, 2015

Tied Up in Tinsel is the twenty-seventh novel to feature Roderick Alleyn and was first published in 1972. (This is a 2015 edition.)
The novel takes place at a country house in England over the course of a few days during the Christmas season. Holed up at a manor estate for Christmas, Troy Alleyn is to paint the owner's portrait and, while she is there, view the Druid Christmas pageant.
Along with a pack of eccentric guests, Troy enjoys the festivities – until one of the pageant's players mysteriously disappears into the snowy night. Did the hired help – each a paroled murderer from the nearby prison – have a deadly hand in this Christmas conundrum? Inspector Roderick Alleyn arrives to join his wife in finding the lost man – and unraveling the glaring truth from the glittering tinsel.

Another stellar Ngaio Marsh outing.

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