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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (514 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ngaio Marsh Narrator: James Saxon Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN:
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Is this a dagger which I see before me...Four murders. Three witches. A fiendish lady. A homicidal husband. A ghost. No wonder Macbeth is considered such bad luck by theatre people that they won't mention its name out loud. But the new London production of the Scottish play promises to be a smash until gruesome pranks begin plaguing rehearsals. And when the last act ends in real-life tragedy, Chief Superintendent Alleyn takes center stage - uncovering a heartbreaking secret, murderous jealousy, and a dark, desperate reason for murder for foul...

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonja Livingston | 2/20/2014

    " The last of Ms. Marsh's Detective Alleyn books, and by now, Alleyn is a bit of a thin character, but the story is good, the Macbeth/theatre backdrop creepy, and the murder, when it finally comes, gruesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meri | 1/25/2014

    " Another gruesome one, but exciting! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate | 1/17/2014

    " Intriguing to see the stylistic differences between the classic murder-mystery writers like Christie and Marsh and those of today. I found Light Thickens (Ngaio Marsh's last novel) rather dated, fusty even. What is fascinating, especially to lovers of theatre, are the descriptions of the production of Macbeth (set in London) which forms the background to the murder plot. Dame Ngaio Marsh was, I understand, a very fine amateur theatre director in her home country of NZ. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesley | 1/14/2014

    " As usual, loved it, but sad it's the last in the series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Starfish | 1/14/2014

    " I really loved this. What sets it apart from other murder mysteries is that until page 132, it is a story about a play. Not until we get to Curtain Call, the part two of the novel, does it become a murder -- and I care more about the success of the play and the effort invested in it than I do about who is going to be murdered and why. Ngaio Marsh does her usual fabulous job of making the theatre come to life and I really enjoy her use of small justices. This is Peregrine's story more than Alleyn's, and the novel has a different feel as a result. I enjoyed Enter A Murderer, but I enjoyed this just as much -- there's really no comparison. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ange | 1/5/2014

    " Fun. It takes place during a production of MacBeth. Two stories in one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kel | 1/1/2014

    " This is Marsh's swan song. I give it 4 stars for writing and 2 for its merits as a mystery--the set-up was way too long for my tastes. However, as insight into how Marsh would have produced a "flawless Macbeth," it deserves 5 stars. "

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

    " This a great author's best novel. It's a british mystery set in a theatre. The company is performing "that Scottish drama." LOVED this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 12/22/2013

    " It's a pleasure to be back among one of Ngaio Marsh's theater communities. A performance of Macbeth is going well, in spite of the superstitions, and it seems someone isn't too happy with that fact. A bloody head on stage where it isn't supposed to be might be enough to put an end to the run. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tiffany | 12/19/2013

    " I liked other books by this author, but this one was written differently and felt impossible to get into. There were too many characters and unclear references to the play that they are putting on in the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Risa | 12/9/2013

    " Light Thickens by Ngaio Marsh (1985) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah | 8/20/2013

    " My last Marsh for now, she had a good run. I do love Inspector Alleyn, mainly bc I fancy casting David Tennant in the role. I have only rated them against each other, not the rest of my bookshelf. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz B | 7/20/2013

    " The denouement was not great--not terrible, but somewhat predictable--but this is still a solidly three-star book. While the mystery was OK at best, the setup, which took half the book, was fascinating with its behind-the-scenes look at a production of Macbeth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace | 5/30/2013

    " First part describes a very interesting production of Macbeth. I would have liked to have seen it - except it's entirely fictional. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 2/10/2013

    " Had a hard time with this one- I didn't really like most of the characters. But it wasn't badly written, for all that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katharine Holden | 1/5/2013

    " In the No Finer Compliment Can Be Given category: I was surprised by the ending and the murderer's identity but it all made perfect sense once I thought about it some more. Excellent, well-written mystery that breaks with tradition and doesn't begin the story with the murder. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie | 11/27/2012

    " My first book by Ngaio Marsh - well written, good characters, good plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brainorgan | 11/27/2012

    " Light Thickens by Ngaio Marsh (1985) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista the Krazy Kataloguer | 9/13/2012

    " This book hooked me on Ngaio Marsh's mysteries, many of which revolve around the theatre. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anie | 7/3/2011

    " Too much macbeth, not enough story. I really wanted to like this book, but gave up after a third of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 5/12/2011

    " Absolutely my favourite Ngaio Marsh book. The visualisation of the play in the story is so good that I felt really sad that it was all going to end in murder and I couldn't go and see it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pithee | 5/1/2011

    " read by James Saxon "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cece | 1/20/2011

    " Rereading, actually. Her theater mysteries are brilliant! So much Shakespeare. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 1/14/2011

    " A serial killer hunt, and effective as one. Once again some of Marsh's supporting characters bother me - a truly repulsive pair of 'commoners', and she gives us yet another spinster who has 'gone wrong' through lack of a man. Ignoring the occasional grimace these produce, a solid story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/31/2010

    " Forced and workmanlike, with her trademark theatrical side pushed far to the background, and a completely unbelievable killer ginned up out of bad psychology texts. Subtracting another star for lax of Fox. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carey | 5/25/2010

    " I forgot how much I liked Ngaio Marsh. Does anyone know if she has ever been adapted for radio or TV? "

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

    " Singing In The Shrouds (Roderick Alleyn Mysteries) by Ngaio Marsh (1999) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary E | 1/23/2010

    " Nine passengers on a cargo ship sailing from Liverpool to South Africa on a five-week voyage, and one of them is the singing killer! Classic mystery written in the 1950s. I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee Ann | 6/24/2009

    " This was very good. It played fair. You have all the clues from the start. I felt so dim not catching the name thing. I fixated on the gloves instead. The red herring was well done. I stayed up all night to finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gjmegjake | 4/11/2008

    " Found this at a used bookstore in hard cover unfortunately, but it helps to fill in the collection. Had to pick it up cause Jim has recently been turned on to Ngaio Marsh!
    Another classic Marsh mystery. "

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