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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,265 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ngaio Marsh Narrator: James Saxon Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The first of Ngaio Marsh's 32 acclaimed mystery novels, this introduces the continuing detective protagonist, Sir Roderick Alleyn of Scotland Yard. Five guests gather at Sir Hubert Handesley's country house party for the amusing parlor game of Murder. But they aren't laughing when the lights come up on an actual corpse: the handsome and mysterious Charles Rankin with a dagger in his back. Scotland Yard's Inspector Roderick Alleyn arrives to find the butler missing, alibis for all the suspects, and an intricate puzzle of betrayal. Thus begins his search for the key player in this deadly game. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ann Charlesworth | 2/19/2014

    " I think my mom collected the entire Inspector Alleyn series and she gave them to me. I have just started reading them, but I really like the main character and you have to like the main character to read a series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alex S. | 2/18/2014

    " The first third wasn't overly impressive, but once Mr. Alleyn made an appearance it got much better. I'm intruiged enough to read another one! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Mmyoung | 1/30/2014

    " Reading this I am surprised that Marsh goes on to become one of the grande dames of mystery writing. The seeds are hard to see. An utterly routine house party murder with the usual rube goldberg murder -- with a side dish of ridiculous secret societies that did nothing to advance the plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Edith Byington | 1/23/2014

    " Vintage, wonderful who done it. "

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About the Author
Author Ngaio Marsh

Ngaio Marsh (1895–1982), born in New Zealand, wrote over thirty detective novels. Many of her stories had theatrical settings, as her real passion was for the theater. She was both an actress and a producer and almost single-handedly revived the New Zealand public’s interest in live theater. In 1966 she was made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.