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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (911 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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Murder gets into the act in Ngaio Marsh’s wittiest and most readable novel—and a Shakespearean actor takes his final bow.

Beautiful Troy Alleyn, artist wife of Inspector Alleyn, had been warned about the famed old Shakespearean actor Sir Henry and his eccentric household. But she was not prepared for the acts of malice and mischief that would ensue at his birthday party.

Now Sir Henry is dead, after a large and lethal birthday dinner of champagne and crayfish—and after changing his will in favor of his glamorous young fiancée. And Troy is suddenly star witness in one of her husband’s most sensational cases. Together, the Alleyns must determine which of the flamboyant characters at Sir Henry’s house brought down the final curtain and turned a drawing room farce into tragedy.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Wanda McCaddon’s] British accent and soprano voice perfectly capture Marsh’s narrative. Her portrayal of the bizarre cast of characters is superb.” 


  • “[Wanda McCaddon] gives a wonderful reading.” 

    Library Journal

  • “Purty ngai perfect.”

    Saturday Review of Literature

  • “She uses the old formula brilliantly.”

    Julian Symons, British crime writer

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by pjreads ♫ | 12/9/2013

    " Some casual remarks reflect the prejudices of 1947. Less sex and violence than most current mysteries. Wax work characters of their time and place. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Racquel | 11/27/2013

    " Funny old British whodunit and the perfect book to listen to in the car. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Barbara | 10/27/2013

    " My fave of hers so far. I love Cedric and the gothicness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by aPriL MEOWS often with scratching | 10/17/2013

    " This is a real traditional English mystery. "

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