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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (574 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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Ngaio Marsh returns to her New Zealand roots to transplant the classic country-house murder mystery to an upland sheep station on South Island and produces one of her most exotic and intriguing novels.

One summer evening in 1942, Flossie Rubrick, a Member of Parliament and one of the most formidable women in New Zealand, goes to her husband’s wool shed to rehearse a patriotic speech and disappears. It turns out she had the wool pulled over her eyes—quite literally. Three weeks later she’s found dead, her body pressed into a bale of wool.

When Inspector Roderick Alleyn pays a visit to her country home, he meets two fine, handsome men and two lovely young women, all of whom have reason to be grateful to dear Flossie for saving their lives. But as Inspector Alleyn learns, there are secrets aplenty hiding in the floorboards of that sheep station, and one in particular conceals a murderous motive that has the look and smell of treason.

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  • “Nadia May reads the tale in a hoarse, raspy voice, which seems appropriate for a story set on the dusty plains on New Zealand”


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Natacha | 2/18/2014

    " Good mystery but I found the dialogue implausible and the descriptions a little stilted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sergey | 2/13/2014

    " Inspector Alleyn solves an 18-month old murder. A very intriguing and interesting mystery. An enjoyable read for certain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kel | 2/6/2014

    " Alleyn investigates allegations in New Zealand during WWII. I liked the way Marsh gave us a portrait of the murdered woman through the eyes of the people who knew her best and were in the area when she died--thus exposing her killer even though a year had passed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Andrea | 1/23/2014

    " Another of the New Zealand Alleyns, this book is most definitely a character study, and takes the format of the key witnesses each giving their own version of events, and of the murdered person. This is not a version I particularly enjoy, but it's well done here and the story satisfying over all. "

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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.