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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (644 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: July 2010 ISBN:
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On a cold February night, the police find the third corpse on the quayside in the Pool of London, her body covered with flower petals and pearls. The killer walked away, singing.

When the cargo ship, Cape Farewell, sets sail, she carries nine passengers, one of whom is known to be the murderer. Which is why Superintendent Roderick Alleyn joins the ship at Portsmouth on the most difficult assignment of his professional career....

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 11/30/2013

    " Classic British mystery, wonderful characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen E | 8/20/2013

    " Another Inspector Alleyn mystery. I liked the beginning a lot, but found the end a bit tedious, unfortunately. Still, it features Alleyn at his investigative best, which is nice. (Dec 2011) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Littlelixie | 7/23/2013

    " Listened to the unabridged audiobook. Classic Ngaio Marsh only without anything New Zealand or theatre. Setting it on a boat heightens the whodunit feel. Good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shuriu | 7/10/2013

    " uxoriousness: the state of Having or showing an excessive or submissive fondness for one's wife. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee Ann | 5/27/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley | 4/5/2013

    " Liked this one set aboard a ship. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brainorgan | 3/31/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carey Combe | 1/18/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyrie | 10/8/2012

    " I liked it because it's hard for me not to like Marsh's writing, but overall, it didn't interest me very much, especially the constant discussion of the fat lady in the swimsuit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 1/31/2012

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary E | 6/17/2011

    " 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. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rebecca Stevenson | 4/21/2011

    " 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 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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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

Anton Lesser has, as an associate artist with the Royal Shakespeare Company, played many of Shakespeare’s most demanding roles, including Troilus (Troilus and Cressida), Edgar (King Lear), Petruchio, Romeo, and Richard III. He is a frequent radio contributor and has recorded many audiobooks, including much of the work of Charles Dickens. Lesser’s narration has won him seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.