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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (714 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ngaio Marsh Narrator: Anton Lesser Publisher: Hachette Audio UK Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It was planned as an act of charity: a new piano for the parish hall, an amusing play to finance the gift. The question now under bitter discussion is, who shall play the overture?

Though Eleanor Prentice wins, on the night of the performance, she cannot play. Miss Campanula steps triumphantly into the breach - a chord was is, a shot rings out, and Miss Campanula is dead, shot between the eyes. A case of sinister infatuation for the brilliant Chief Detective-Inspector Alleyn.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Teresa | 2/7/2014

    " Written in 1939, therefore dated but still good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Monica | 1/11/2014

    " An old-fashioned English murder mystery. Enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kyrie | 1/8/2014

    " Marsh manages to work the oddest things into a murder mystery. Okay, so the old lady only knew one song, but for the piano to shoot her? I like the workings of villages and the class system in Britain at that time. It's just an interesting slice of history/life and a mystery, too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lee Ann | 1/5/2014

    " It's a good book. Marsh is one of my favorite writers. She's always so enjoyable. Here she's hit the point where she is more novel than genre. She plays honest. You guess the killer about 100 pages from the end. She should have cut more out of the last 50 pages. "

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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.