Catch-Up Book Club: Tied Up in Tinsel by Ngaio Marsh

14 December 2021 6:00pm — 8:00pm

The final Catch-Up Book Club* evening for this year features Dr Vanda Symon discussing the appropriately festive Tied Up in Tinsel by Ngaio Marsh.

The talk will take place at the Athenaeum Library in the lower Octagon, as we can space out 30 chairs as required.
When you come to the talk, please sign in, and keep your mask on – only Dr Symon will be unmasked.
Please do enjoy the opportunity to have a meal afterwards, or a drink beforehand in the Octagon.

When: Doors open at 5.40pm for 6.00pm, Tuesday 14 December 2021
Where: Athenaeum Library, 23 the Octagon, next door to the Craic Bar.
RSVP: Space is limited so you must RSVP | 03 477 6976

Christmas time in an isolated country house and, following a flaming row in the kitchen, there’s murder inside.

When a much disliked visiting servant disappears without trace after playing Santa Claus, foul play is at once suspected – and foul play it proves to be. Only suspicion falls not on the staff but on the guests, all so unimpeachably respectable that the very thought of murder in connection with any of them seems almost heresy.

When Superintendent Roderick Alleyn returns unexpectedly from a trip to Australia, it is to find his beloved wife in the thick of an intriguing mystery…

Tied Up in Tinsel is the twenty-seventh novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1972.

*The Catch-Up Book Club, presented by the University Book Shop and the English & Linguistics programme at the University of Otago, is an informal group that meets to discuss classics you’ve heard about, have always meant to read, by writers you might be curious about, or perhaps you really liked the costumes in the BBC miniseries… this is your chance to finally read that classic! Or just to come along and decide whether you actually will read it…

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