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3.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 5 3.61 (23 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ngaio Marsh Narrator: James Saxon Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2010 ISBN:
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Mary Bellamy, ageing darling of the London stage, holds a 50th birthday party. But someone uses a deadly insect spray on Mary instead of on the azaleas. Superintendent Alleyn has to find out which one of the mourners played the part of murderer.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miriam | 2/11/2014

    " This one was interesting in part because of the pace; practically the entire book takes place in 1 day, including Alleyn solving the mystery. Marsh writes about "theater people" in a way that makes the characters funny, yet individual. They are all certain "types," but not caricatures. A comment made in passing at the beginning of the book hinted who the murderer might be, but the resolution was still interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brainorgan | 2/6/2014

    " False Scent (Roderick Alleyn Mysteries) by Ngaio Marsh (1999) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hanno | 1/10/2014

    " Not one of her best, but still okay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 aPriL MEOWS often with scratching | 1/4/2014

    " I was very very amused by this one. It was classic on EVERY level. There was nothing missed or left out to the point of utter silly giggling over it. I suspect Marsh of giggling herself when writing it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyrie | 12/25/2013

    " I honestly did not figure this one out until the very end. I did wonder why Mary was so popular because the picture painted of her was not very flattering in my opinion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hayes | 11/28/2013

    " Classic whodunnit, a murder in a locked room. You can see the murder weapon (and the victim) coming a mile away, but the murderer is a pretty surprise (well, to me anyway... I never try to second guess the author!) Dated, but good fun all the way through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 11/24/2013

    " One thing Marsh does well is awful social embarrassment. The famous actress whose temperament has become unmanageable, whose selfishness is unchecked, is the focus of "False Scent". There is not enough here to make me love the story, but it is a strongly carried mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 10/12/2013

    " Generally like Ngaio Marsh. This was good, but not the best of hers "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ange | 3/3/2013

    " It was in a 3-in-Book so I didn't know I had read it till I started listening. Good to repeat. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen E | 8/15/2012

    " I really like some of the minor characters in this one, especially Octavius Browne. (Jan 2008) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter Nye | 7/31/2012

    " Enjoyable murder mystery. It is always interesting to see how an author can arrange for someone to be murdered almost in public. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Moira | 7/15/2012

    " One of my favorites in this series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kellyann | 3/31/2012

    " She's damn good at suspense, but not psychology or procedure. This was a silly mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Kathryn | 12/10/2011

    " Still reading my way through the Inspector Alleyn Books - I think this is the 19th one I've read, this one isn't among my favorites but still very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pithee | 11/8/2011

    " also listened to 5/11. read by James Saxon "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 7/28/2011

    " One of the ones that I actually knew who did it before it happened. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesley | 5/10/2011

    " This was a short but great one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matt Mitchell | 2/11/2011

    " Fun escape on a Sunday afternoon, but fairly easy to figure out "whodunit" early on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 1/15/2011

    " One thing Marsh does well is awful social embarrassment. The famous actress whose temperament has become unmanageable, whose selfishness is unchecked, is the focus of "False Scent". There is not enough here to make me love the story, but it is a strongly carried mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Kathryn | 9/24/2010

    " Still reading my way through the Inspector Alleyn Books - I think this is the 19th one I've read, this one isn't among my favorites but still very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brainorgan | 4/2/2010

    " False Scent (Roderick Alleyn Mysteries) by Ngaio Marsh (1999) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen | 11/11/2008

    " I really like some of the minor characters in this one, especially Octavius Browne. (Jan 2008) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pithee | 1/3/2008

    " also listened to 5/11. read by James Saxon "

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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.