Light Thickens by Ngaio Marsh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Dark and foreboding, talk of murder, hints at murder, then actual murder and an inexorable march toward madness. This is the theme of Macbeth and Marsh weaves it brilliantly into her story of a theater company putting on a production of the Scottish play. The book is all about the play (for more than 100 pages of the 181 page novel) and when I had about given up on there being a murder at all there was a stunning one. This was the final novel of this master of mystery fiction.
This novel was the 101st book I read in 2014, thus completing my reading goal for the year.