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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (972 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ngaio Marsh Narrator: Anton Lesser Publisher: Hachette Audio UK Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2010 ISBN:
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The crime was committed on stage at the Unicorn Theatre, when an unloaded gun fired a very real bullet; the victim was Arthur Surbonadier, an actor clawing his way to stardom using blackmail instead of talent; the suspects included two unwilling girlfriends and several relieved blackmail victims. The stage was set for one of Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn's most baffling cases.

From 'the doyenne of traditional mystery writers' (New York Times) comes classic British crime writing in the vein of Agatha Christie and Margery Allingham.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/18/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessi | 2/17/2014

    " The early Roderick Alleyn books are so wonderful. This one is set in a play. A man is murdered onstage while the Inspector sits in the front row. Felix Gardiner shoots his rival in love Arthur Surbonardier onstage. Was it an error? Who wanted Arthur to die (hint: just about everyone onstage). Fast read, loved the characters. Will probably read again in a few years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ana | 2/16/2014

    " 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 Kel | 2/7/2014

    " 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. "

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

    " I love Inspector Alleyn, but that wasn't quite enough for me here. I don't enjoy theatrical settings, and I read this too close to another mystery set on an opera stage to really enjoy it. It was fine enough, just not to my taste. "

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

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yulande Lindsay | 12/28/2013

    " 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 Jennifer | 12/11/2013

    " Quick and fun mystery. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 12/11/2013

    " Such a sweet murder mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jay | 11/16/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen Farrimond | 9/15/2013

    " 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 Bill Kerwin | 3/8/2013

    " Ngaio Marsh is a mystery writer with style, and in this early book she and Inspector Alleyn are in their element--the theatre. Her character sketches of the members of the theatre troupe are particularly fine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyrie | 1/8/2013

    " I liked it, just because it was Marsh and it took place in a theater and she does mysteries there so very well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vickie | 9/19/2012

    " I always enjoy her mysteries of murder. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 J | 9/12/2012

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mmyoung | 7/16/2012

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/29/2012

    " Another early effort by a favorite author, not up to the quality I find in her later works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Boggs | 4/14/2012

    " 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 | 5/4/2011

    " 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. "

  • 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

Anton Lesser has, as an associate artist with the Royal Shakespeare Company, played many of Shakespeare’s most demanding roles, including Troilus (Troilus and Cressida), Edgar (King Lear), Petruchio, Romeo, and Richard III. He is a frequent radio contributor and has recorded many audiobooks, including much of the work of Charles Dickens. Lesser’s narration has won him seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.