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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (581 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ngaio Marsh Narrator: Tim Bentinck Publisher: Hachette Digital Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN:
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Once again, Roderick Alleyn is on the case of a killer who plucked the life from the newest initiate of The House of the Sacred Flame, just as she was about to drink the sacrificial wine, being as it was laced with cyanide. In investigating her death he finds the High Priest and his followers are more enmeshed is the earthly passions of lust and jealousy than they would like to imagine. It may hail from the 'golden age' of the whodunit, but Ngaio Marsh's Death in Ecstasy contains enough of the dark secrets of a ritualistic cult and the hidden depths of London's drug world to satisfy the modern reader.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J Bussey | 2/1/2014

    " Guessed a little quicker than the last, but still pretty good! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea | 1/28/2014

    " Some rather grating stereotypes bring an already not-special effort down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 TJ | 1/27/2014

    " Kind of slow and not a great book. But otherwise ok. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 mabesie | 1/23/2014

    " I have a crush on Inspector Alleyn and Ngaio Marsh is now a favorite alongside Agatha Christie. This was my first read of Inspector Alleyn series. I did not expect much from this book and for that, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I thoroughly enjoyed the mystery as well as the set of interesting characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 1/16/2014

    " The plot is farfetched, the characters conceivable, and the writing excellent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaylynn | 1/16/2014

    " This was a fun 1930s murder mystery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kel | 1/8/2014

    " Strange pagan cult murder. Not her best plot or writing. It was all too obvious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesley | 12/18/2013

    " Det. Alleyn continues with the help of the journalist Nigel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carey Combe | 12/13/2013

    " I normally love these books, but I don't know why, I had to plough my way through this one - forcing myself to finish. Maybe because there were no sympathetic characters. Even Alleyn seemed disinterested over the whole thing., "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/6/2013

    " As a mystery, this book is great. However, the rampant homophobia in the book was really awful and resulted in a lower rating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jay | 9/30/2013

    " The House of the Sacred Flame is an intruiging creation, however this is one of the less engaging of Dame Marsh's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Huihan | 9/18/2013

    " Another enjoyable Inspector Alleyn mystery, but not as brilliant as its predecessors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sergey | 8/22/2013

    " My first Ngaio Marsh mystery, actually. It was enjoyable. I still prefer Christie, though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara | 5/21/2013

    " It was fine but I clearly need to take a break. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Moira | 3/26/2013

    " One of my favorite Mystery series!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett | 11/17/2012

    " This one has the appeal of a delicious scandal, with obscure religions, murky sex stuff, & an overlay of drugs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 8/21/2012

    " Cara Quayne is poisoned with cyanide during a ceremony at the House of the Sacred Flame that Bathgate just happens to have snuck into. The suspects were all very stereotyped and the killer was easy to guess. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyrie | 8/7/2012

    " It's not quite as good as "Spinsters in Jeopardy" but it's close. I liked the look into occultism in England and I ike the way, despite all the weirdness, Fox just keeps plugging away at the routine police work, while Alleyn delves into the psyche. They make a good team. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Opal | 4/22/2012

    " Yay, murders in strange cults. My favourite! "

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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

Tim Bentinck is an English actor best known for his role as David Archer in the BBC Radio 4 series, The Archers. Other acting credits include his portrayal of Tom Lacey in the BBC drama, By the Sword Divided and as the original Minister in The Thick of It