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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,218 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ngaio Marsh Narrator: Wanda McCaddo Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries Release Date:
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In this thrilling yarn, the art of detection gets clouded by desire.

It was a bizarre pose for beautiful model Sonia Gluck—and her last. For in the draperies of her couch lay a fatal dagger, and behind her murder lies all the intrigue and acid-etched temperament of an artist’s colony. Called in to investigate, Scotland Yard’s Inspector Roderick Alleyn thinks this is just another routine case…for now. The model was killed in full view of the entire class, making everyone in it a suspect. Then there’s the matter of a second murder. As if he didn’t have enough on his plate, before he can corner the killer Alleyn finds his own passions unexpectedly stirred by the feisty painter Agatha Troy—brilliant artist and suspected murderess. And Agatha has nothing but scorn for the art of detection.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It’s time to start comparing Christie to Marsh instead of the other way around.”

    New York magazine

  • Artists in Crime is Miss Marsh’s best…Her touch is light without lapsing into the facetious, her characterization excellent, her plot neat and precise.”


  • “Marsh moves into top gear.”

    Susan Howatch, novelist

  • “[Wanda McCaddon] brings all the right intonations and vocal characterizations to her narration, resulting in a thoroughly enjoyable production.” 

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Winddancer | 2/20/2014

    " This review applies to anything written by Dame Marsh. If you enjoy murder mysteries, 1930s England, and complex characters, motives, and plots, this is the mystery writer for you. I've read Marsh and Christie. I prefer Marsh, hands down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by April | 2/10/2014

    " Ok, Rachel, yes, this is a good author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by aPriL MEOWS often with scratching | 2/9/2014

    " Particularly written with great care, vivid and smooth. The murders are gruesome, but as usual, the people who most annoy get their comeuppance and that takes the sting out of their denouement. The blooming romance between Troy and Alleyn is as delicate as eyelash kisses. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kel | 2/8/2014

    " How Alleyn meets his future wife Troy and she "almost" loves him. "

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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.