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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (584 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ngaio Marsh Narrator: Wanda McCaddon Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries Release Date:
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Accidental death-by-dart, or murder?

At the Plume of Feathers in south Devon one midsummer evening, eight people are gathered together in the tap-room. After an evening of friendly darts and vintage brandy, a distinguished, although amorous, barrister is in no condition to drive—or walk. The poor fellow’s expired, leaving one less lawyer in the world. Everyone in the cozy pub swears that the untimely death was caused by a dart that punctured the victim’s finger. But to inspector Roderick Alleyn, the “accident” was really a case of murder.

A distinguished painter, a celebrated actor, a woman graduate, a plump lady from County Clare, and a Devonshire farmer all play their parts in the unraveling of the problem.

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Quotes & Awards

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

    New York magazine

  • “Full marks...a really clever problem in detection. It will need a really sharp brain to discover the criminal.”

    Times Literary Supplement

  • “Read just one of Ngaio Marsh's novels and you've got to read them all.”

    Daily Mail

  • “The finest writer in the English language of the pure, classical puzzle whodunit. Among the crime queens, Ngaio Marsh stands out as an Empress.”

    Sun

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Beth | 2/19/2014

    " This had been sitting on my shelf for several years. It's not my favorite type of mystery, but I still enjoyed trying to figure out who done it. I would read more by this author, but probably would not put her book at the top of the TBR pile. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jen | 2/19/2014

    " This was an audiobook download of this audio recording from myilibrary via my local library. Excellent book and recording. My first Ngaio Marsh, but definitely not my last. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Leslie | 2/19/2014

    " not bad, but not as good as Christie. Slow in parts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sara Wall | 2/19/2014

    " I don't usually do this, but I had a completely different outcome in mind! "

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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.