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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: Michael Cochrane, David Swift, Nick Waring, and Full Cast Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2006 ISBN:
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Jeremy Clyde Stars as Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn in two BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatizations.

Opening Night
Tensions are running high on the first night of a new play. When the leading actor is found gassed in his dressing room, it looks like suicide. It soon transpires, however, that he was widely detested, and almost everyone in the theatre had a possible motive for his murder. It's down to Inspector Alleyn to discover who acted upon their grudge.

When in Rome
Alleyn is in Rome, traveling incognito on the trail of an international drug racket. His path crosses the members of the Sebasstian Mailer's tour group, all of whom seem strangely unperturbed that their guide has disappeared in the depths of a Roman basilica. Then a body is found in an Etruscan sarcophagus, and Alleyn is very much concerned.

Michael Cochrane, David Swift, and Nick Waring are amongst the cast in these two atmospheric adaptations of novels by Ngaio Marsh. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 1/2/2014

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meghann Edwards | 12/30/2013

    " I really enjoyed this mystery book. The language was hard to follow at times, set in the early 1900's I believe, however you got used to it and became involved in the characters lives. This was another book I couldn't put down, although I will admit it took me a little while to really get into it. At first I thought it was a bit slow, but soon after I was hooked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Littlelixie | 12/23/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brainorgan | 11/19/2013

    " 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 Helen | 11/19/2013

    " long but good even if inevitable conclusion "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay | 11/19/2013

    " 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 Kyrie | 11/18/2013

    " 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 Krista the Krazy Kataloguer | 3/1/2013

    " 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. "

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

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CLM | 4/17/2012

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meri | 4/5/2012

    " 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 | 2/5/2012

    " 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 Don | 8/9/2011

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 7/4/2011

    " 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 Helen | 3/31/2011

    " long but good even if inevitable conclusion "

  • 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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