Death and the Dancing Footman - Ngaio Marsh (Penguin, 1954) - crime fiction book
Ngaio Marsh, "Death and the Dancing Footman" (Penguin Books no. 704) (originally published 1942; this edition Harmondsworth, Penguin Books Ltd, 1949, second reprint 1954). Vintage paperback crime fiction book, 320pp, measuring approximately 11.2 x 18 x 1.8cm (4.4 x 7.1 x 0.7in). Elderly bachelor Jonathan Royal invites seven of his friends - none of whom are on good terms with all the others - to spend a weekend in "enforced communal isolation" at his country residence, observed by young poetic dramatist Aubrey Mandrake; a murder ensues, and Inspector Roderick Alleyn investigates.
No dustjacket; the cover is discoloured with considerable foxing, some damp staining and other marks together with age wear including creasing (including spine), bumping, indentations and slight splitting to the lower front hinge; the pages are discoloured with browning to the edges and various marks together with age wear including some creases and edge / corner wear.
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