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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (721 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ngaio Marsh Narrator: James Saxon Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2005 ISBN:
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Light the lights, we've got nothing to hit but the heights! There's no business like show business! At the venerable Vulcan Theater, tensions are running high on opening night. There are the usual problems, certainly: muffed lines, a late curtain, egos butting heads. But the show must go on! And it does, then the entire production is upstaged when the leading man is found backstage, dead. Was it suicide or murder, Scotland Yard's dapper inspector Roderick Alleyn takes center stage in a puzzle that might be a macabre encore to a long-ago murder in the same backstage room. Ngaio Marsh's 15th mystery (and the third Marsh title from The Audio Partners) takes the listener into something far worse than backstage squabbles! Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 2/14/2014

    " good mystery set in a theater group. entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bachyboy | 2/5/2014

    " Obviously dated (1951), but I couldn't recall ever having read Marsh's work so felt I owed it to her place in NZ writing to read it. Martyn, from NZ, ends up at the Vulcan Theatre and flukes a job as a dresser for a famous actor. It strikes me that that wouldn't be an overbusy job? Typical whodunnit which I didn't mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 2/4/2014

    " It has been years and years since I read Ngaio Marsh and now I am wondering why I waited so long to pick up another one of her books. A very interesting, character-centric story of the London theatre with murder as a side-note. This book is not just for mystery lovers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista the Krazy Kataloguer | 1/20/2014

    " Author Ngaio Marsh worked in the theatre in London, and it shows in this murder mystery set in a theatre there. I think this is my favorite of her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyrie | 9/28/2013

    " This book is another of Marsh's forays into the world of theater and quite good. So much of the book is NOT about the murder, but about theater, and it's an interesting peek behind the scenes, and makes for a nifty who-dunnit when it finally happens...or more accurately, a how dunnit, I guess. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Littlelixie | 7/30/2013

    " Listened to as an unabridged audiobook. Charming story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CLM | 4/23/2013

    " Ngaio Marsh's own background in the theater adds special appeal to her mysteries with that setting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellie | 4/8/2013

    " Basically, pick up any book by this author and you are guaranteed top-notch writing. No risk involved--super reading pleasure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brainorgan | 3/21/2013

    " Night at the Vulcan (Roderick Alleyn Mysteries) by Ngaio Marsh (1998) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lila | 12/22/2012

    " I like Marsh's theater mysteries. This one is more interesting for the theater setting and characters than for the mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 9/12/2012

    " One of my favourite books. The protagonist (while perhaps a little too good to be true) effortlessly captures sympathy, and her journey is marvellously complemented by a full cast of rich and vivid characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay | 7/25/2012

    " Another classic murder mystery featuring Roderick Alleyn, Ngaio Marsh returns to one of her pet subjects - the theatre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meri | 7/18/2012

    " Have this in audio book format as well as a much tattered paperback... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Priscilla | 10/17/2011

    " First of her books I'd ever read. It was a lot of fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 9/21/2011

    " long but good even if inevitable conclusion "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 3/31/2011

    " long but good even if inevitable conclusion "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vickie | 2/16/2011

    " A good murder mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meri | 1/9/2011

    " Have this in audio book format as well as a much tattered paperback... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 12/8/2010

    " One of my favourite books. The protagonist (while perhaps a little too good to be true) effortlessly captures sympathy, and her journey is marvellously complemented by a full cast of rich and vivid characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lila | 10/19/2010

    " I like Marsh's theater mysteries. This one is more interesting for the theater setting and characters than for the mystery. "

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

    " Night at the Vulcan (Roderick Alleyn Mysteries) by Ngaio Marsh (1998) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay | 1/7/2010

    " Another classic murder mystery featuring Roderick Alleyn, Ngaio Marsh returns to one of her pet subjects - the theatre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 9/10/2009

    " It has been years and years since I read Ngaio Marsh and now I am wondering why I waited so long to pick up another one of her books. A very interesting, character-centric story of the London theatre with murder as a side-note. This book is not just for mystery lovers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Priscilla | 3/24/2009

    " First of her books I'd ever read. It was a lot of fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CLM | 3/1/2008

    " Ngaio Marsh's own background in the theater adds special appeal to her mysteries with that setting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista the Krazy Kataloguer | 3/1/2008

    " Author Ngaio Marsh worked in the theatre in London, and it shows in this murder mystery set in a theatre there. I think this is my favorite of her books. "

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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.