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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (970 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ngaio Marsh Narrator: Benedict Cumberbatch Publisher: Hachette Audio UK Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN:
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The lives of the inhabitants of Swevenings are disrupted only by a fierce competition to catch the Old Un, a monster trout known to dwell in a beautiful stream which winds past their homes.

Then one of their small community is found brutally murdered; beside him is the freshly killed trout. Both died by violence - but Chief Detective Inspector Roderick Alleyn's murder investigation seems to be much more interested in the fish... Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 1/20/2014

    " Similar to Miss Marple in the characters and landscape. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 P.d.r. Lindsay | 12/24/2013

    " Brilliant title, and a really nasty story. Not easy to guess who did what and a lovely collection of characters. One of my favourite Marsh novels. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea | 12/8/2013

    " Not a bad story in itself - just didn't like who the murderer turned out to be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 12/2/2013

    " A serviceable English gentry mystery featuring Roderick Allyn. There is a proper limited pool of suspects and a suitable batch of clues, but no real chemistry with the characters. It fits the expected formula but is nothing special. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsten | 11/29/2013

    " Really enjoyed this; the more inspector Alleyn books i read, the more i like the character ! He's s not quite as lovable as Point, but still a lovely character "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Durdles | 11/21/2013

    " Undemanding fare but these books are so enjoyable. My second hand copy had a map of the village at the front and that is always a plus point for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbra | 10/17/2013

    " What a great British mystery done with superb attention to detail. Ngaio Marsh gives her mysteries those little twists and turns and even though you might guess who DONE it, she always surprises you with the HOW. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kel | 9/30/2013

    " Lots of red herrings in this story. It is one of Ngaio's old-fashioned stories; the kind I like best. Who killed the Colonel? His wife? His wife's lover? The old lady, to protect the family name? Read and wonder. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 4/20/2013

    " Good mystery -- interesting characters, good plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonja Livingston | 12/21/2012

    " I'm SO addicted to Ms. Marsh right now. Love the quaint village, the silly characters, the way the English give their cats first AND last names. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee Ann | 12/17/2012

    " I thought I had it figured out but I didn't. The villain is the sort that usually can't be the villain because s/he is too obvious. That was a neat trick. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 9/29/2012

    " Hurray Ngaio Marsh! This was a fun English Cozy. I think I'm adding Ngaio Marsh to my go-to list. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 emilyjane | 9/26/2012

    " I really liked this book. Another English-speaking mystery author to read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miriam | 7/27/2012

    " Another well-written entry in the series, although the murder plot itself is a little overly elaborate. Still fun to read, though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kyrie | 4/2/2012

    " It had all the potential and none of the fun of a cosy mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 3/11/2011

    " I just love this series. The books are not as fluffy as Christie (who I also love), but not as agonizing as the Thomas Lynley books by Elizabeth George. Really, a perfect balance. This one didn't include his wonderful wife, Troy, but the relationship between Alleyn and Fox is wonderful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea | 1/6/2011

    " Not a bad story in itself - just didn't like who the murderer turned out to be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 8/25/2010

    " I just love this series. The books are not as fluffy as Christie (who I also love), but not as agonizing as the Thomas Lynley books by Elizabeth George. Really, a perfect balance. This one didn't include his wonderful wife, Troy, but the relationship between Alleyn and Fox is wonderful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 3/22/2010

    " A serviceable English gentry mystery featuring Roderick Allyn. There is a proper limited pool of suspects and a suitable batch of clues, but no real chemistry with the characters. It fits the expected formula but is nothing special. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Durdles | 3/3/2010

    " Undemanding fare but these books are so enjoyable. My second hand copy had a map of the village at the front and that is always a plus point for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonja | 2/21/2010

    " I'm SO addicted to Ms. Marsh right now. Love the quaint village, the silly characters, the way the English give their cats first AND last names. "

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

    " I thought I had it figured out but I didn't. The villain is the sort that usually can't be the villain because s/he is too obvious. That was a neat trick. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 6/12/2009

    " Hurray Ngaio Marsh! This was a fun English Cozy. I think I'm adding Ngaio Marsh to my go-to list. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbra | 3/11/2009

    " What a great British mystery done with superb attention to detail. Ngaio Marsh gives her mysteries those little twists and turns and even though you might guess who DONE it, she always surprises you with the HOW. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 emilyjane | 2/7/2008

    " I really liked this book. Another English-speaking mystery author to read! "

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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.