Cover of: Death in ecstasy | Ngaio Marsh

About the Book

When lovely Cara Quayne dropped dead to the floor after drinking the ritual wine at the House of the Sacred Flame, she was having a religious experience of a sort unsuspected by the other initiates. Discovering how the fatal prussic acid got into the bizarre group's wine is but one of the perplexing riddles that confronts Scotland Yard's Inspector Roderick Alleyn when he's called to discover who sent this wealthy cult member to her untimely death.

About the Edition

Ahhh, prussic acid, that hallmark of classic Golden Age mysteries. Did lovely Cara Quoyne get a whiff of the bitter almonds as she raised the goblet to her lips? We’ll never know: With a single sip she transported herself to the Hereafter.

At least, that’s the romantic view. But Inspector Alleyn has little interest in romance; he’s investigating a murder. Cara was a deeply spiritual young woman, a novice with the House of the Sacred Flame. It seems, however, that somebody was operating from very un-spiritual motivations.

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1936

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
[Fic]
Library of Congress
PZ3.M361 Dea 1980

The Physical Object

Pagination
243 p. ;
Number of pages
243

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24764097M
Internet Archive
deathinecstasy00mars
ISBN 10
0515054992, 0515085928
ISBN 13
9780515054996, 9780515085921
OCLC/WorldCat
6499862
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