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This classic Ngaio Marsh novel features blood-curdling murders in the confines of a riverboat, the Zodiac, cruising through Constable country.

'He looks upon the murders that he did in fact perform as tiresome and regrettable necessities,' reflected Chief Superintendent Roderick Alleyn on the international crook known as 'the Jampot'. But it was Alleyn's wife, Troy, who knew 'the Jampot' best: she had shared close quarters with him on the tiny pleasure steamer Zodiac on a cruise along the peaceful rivers of 'Constable country'. And it was she who knew something was badly wrong even before Alleyn was called in to solve the two murders on board....

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 5/11/2011

    " What joy that these novels are being re-issued. If you like an old fashioned detective/murder mystery, Ngaio Marsh's novels have enormous charm and a lovely sly humour - as evidenced by the title of this example. Move over Agatha Christie! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 2/1/2011

    " Like Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers, Ngaio Marsh is part of the Golden Age of the English mystery. Her policeman, Inspector Alleyn, is handsome, charming, and talented. Mysteries are very well constructed and fun to guess at. Again, English, stylish, dated, but my cup of tea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 12/6/2010

    " So far...a little silly. Got much better - and she tricked me in the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colin | 9/26/2010

    " One of her best books, set aboard a river cruise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace | 7/31/2010

    " One of the best books in this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yvette | 6/25/2010

    " One my favorite books by Marsh. Fun to read, terrific mystery and a wonderful setting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 5/25/2010

    " The setting, a river cruise; a the great ensemble of characters and the art angle made this so much fun to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mk | 4/7/2010

    " Got so involved with this that read it in one sitting. Perhaps not the most credible plotline ever, but still very entertaining. Will be trying further Marsh titles on the strength of this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brainorgan | 4/2/2010

    " Clutch of Constables (Roderick Alleyn Mysteries) by Ngaio Marsh (1999) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessie | 11/24/2008

    " This was a re-read, but I like to read her books in a rotation so I don't remember who-dunnit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maretta | 10/8/2008

    " Just finished reading and as usual you don
    't know the bad guy until the very end. Marsh is far better that Christie and any one who is an anglophile for mystery writers should read her books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krista | 4/13/2008

    " Again, better not as a who-done-it (whodonit?) but as a story of the intrigue in the oddity of humans and their relations with one another and the world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris | 12/20/2007

    " In her books, it seems like the murderer is always the least sympathetic person. Which is a.) kind of a cop out if it always happens, and b.) no fun if I can guess who did 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.

About the Narrator

James Saxon’s (1955–2003) long acting career included roles in such television series as Doctor Who, Tales from the Crypt, and Vanity Fair.