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3.23 out of 53.23 out of 53.23 out of 53.23 out of 53.23 out of 5 3.23 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ngaio Marsh Narrator: James Saxon Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2005 ISBN:
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Enter a Murderer stars detective genius Inspector Roderick Alleyn, Marsh's continuing central character. Inspector Alleyn is faced with a case of life imitating art when the script of a new play uncannily echoes a quarrel in the star's dressing room. Suddenly, things take a turn for the worse when charming actor Felix Gardener shoots his rival, Arthur Surbonardier, dead, with a gun Arthur himself loaded with blanks. Inspector Alleyn must find out who put the real bullet in the prop gun and why. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mmyoung | 2/8/2014

    " An improvement on the first Marsh -- she clearly flexes herself more freely in the world of theatre than that of upper class house parties. She exchanges drug fiends for Russian subversives -- which makes the plot slightly less silly. Unfortunately we still have to put up with Nigel Bathgate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett | 2/7/2014

    " Excellent, although not my favorite of the ones set in a theater. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine Mustread | 2/6/2014

    " Ngaio Marsh, according to reviews and the book cover, is comparable to Agatha Christie and Margery Allingham. I found Enter A Murderer, an Inspector Alleyn mystery, to be entertaining and intriguing as the cast and crew at London's Unicorn Theatre all seem likely suspects. First published in 1935, this book holds up well, and could as easily be an historical mystery written 75 years later. This is my first Ngaio Marsh and I was hoping for a bit more New Zealand flavor. Are any of her books set in NZ? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 2/5/2014

    " I am trying hard to like Marsh's mysteries, but having a difficult time getting started. The characters don't seem sharply drawn enough to stand out and the plots take a while to get going. Still, I liked this Roderick Alleyn mystery better than the first in the series, and I'll starting number three shortly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/31/2014

    " Fun theatre based mystery in golden age, 1935. Well written and Allyn is individual character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vickie | 1/30/2014

    " I always enjoy her mysteries of murder. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 1/20/2014

    " The first Ngaio Marsh mystery I've read- I really enjoyed it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Freeman | 12/28/2013

    " The language and attitudes of this book are very period and I found that off-putting for a while. The stage detail was well done and the actor characterizations sharp. I guessed the killer at the beginning but this is one of the Dames - good to get educated in the classics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 11/28/2013

    " This was great! I'm very happy to have found a new old mystery writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yulande Lindsay | 9/20/2013

    " I am enjoying Ngaio Marsh, despite some [slightly] racist elements. The tone is less serious than that of Dame Christie's but the mystery is just as fine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jay | 9/12/2013

    " Returning to the stage again, Dame Marsh weaves a tale of actors and actresses in jeopardy, falling sand bags, and the inimitable Roderick Alleyn to the rescue. This book cemented my love for Marsh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 8/2/2013

    " 2nd in the Inspector Alleyn books. Great mystery. Really enjoyed the plot and great character development. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Boggs | 6/8/2013

    " similar in style to Agatha Christie....my favorite type of British mystery! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marymargrt | 1/13/2013

    " Ngaio Marsh is a wonderful writer and while it was not written as historical fiction it certainly is considered that now. Not one of my favorites but very good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/4/2013

    " Quick and fun mystery. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kt Thames | 7/15/2012

    " It isn't that the mystery in and of itself is so bad. The language and dialogue just feels so dated, moreso than in an Agatha Christie or a Dorothy Sayers novel (two of Marsh's comtemporaries). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 5/28/2012

    " Barely three; clearly an early one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen Farrimond | 4/5/2012

    " I have never quite take to Inspector Alleyn. A little old fashioned and a tad predictable but passed the time reasonably pleasantly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denae | 3/17/2012

    " Enjoyable brain candy. The series is growing on me, but it will never be more than just light fun. I'm good with that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kel | 12/12/2011

    " The murder takes place on stage in full view of the audience, but who loaded the gun? Good mystery and Marsh's love of the theater is obvious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 4/18/2011

    " This was great! I'm very happy to have found a new old mystery writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marymargrt | 3/25/2011

    " Ngaio Marsh is a wonderful writer and while it was not written as historical fiction it certainly is considered that now. Not one of my favorites but very good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vickie | 2/16/2011

    " I always enjoy her mysteries of murder. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 J | 1/14/2011

    " I've tried to read her multiple times but I just can't get into her novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ana | 12/2/2010

    " It was ok. Nothing special. The murderer is pretty obvious from the beginning so there-s no real mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 astrangerhere | 10/11/2010

    " Read over the course of a Sunday afternoon/evening. I find myself enjoying Marsh's Alleyn more and more. He has the wit of Poirot without the oddities. Nice way to spend a fall afternoon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 9/7/2010

    " The language and attitudes of this book are very period and I found that off-putting for a while. The stage detail was well done and the actor characterizations sharp. I guessed the killer at the beginning but this is one of the Dames - good to get educated in the classics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tag | 8/1/2010

    " This book by Ngaio Marsh, a classic mystery writer, is about a murder during a play at the Unicorn Theater in London. This book is very suspenseful, and has some action scenes. I believe this book needs more action, but it is still a book i like, and i would recommend to mystery fans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 7/9/2010

    " similar in style to Agatha Christie....my favorite type of British mystery! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mmyoung | 4/30/2010

    " An improvement on the first Marsh -- she clearly flexes herself more freely in the world of theatre than that of upper class house parties. She exchanges drug fiends for Russian subversives -- which makes the plot slightly less silly. Unfortunately we still have to put up with Nigel Bathgate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett | 1/19/2010

    " Excellent, although not my favorite of the ones set in a theater. "

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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.