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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (353 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ngaio Marsh Narrator: Tim Bentinck Publisher: Hachette Digital Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Rickie Alleyn, son of the famed detective Roderick Alleyn had taken to the peaceful Channel Island village of Deep Cove to write his book. However, soon enough the tedium of provincial life threatens to send him packing until, that is, he finds a dead stablehand and sleepy community's world is upturned. His father is called to take proceedings into hand, but as a darker side to island life emerges, one of illegal drugs and smuggling, Rickie goes missing. Will Ngaio Marsh's stalwart detective be able to find his son in time?

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kristen | 12/31/2013

    " Last Ditch is a solid mystery in Marsh's usual Golden Age style. It's a little funny to see that style translated to the 1970s (this is one of her later novels), as Marsh describes things like leisure suits and heroin smuggling in a manner better suited to country houses and parlour maids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by John Carter | 10/30/2013

    " It was very interesting to meet little Ricky all grown up. And, like his mother so often did, dragging Alleyn accidentally into a case of murder. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Avril | 10/11/2013

    " Not one of her best, only to be read by fans, but interesting to see how someone who started publishing in the 1930s dealt with the 1970s. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Linda | 9/24/2013

    " I prefer the Inspector Alleyn mysteries set a bit earlier in time; the 1970s isn't my favorite time setting. I did enjoy Ricky, Alleyn's grown son, and the plot was interesting. "

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