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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (424 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ngaio Marsh Narrator: Wanda McCaddon Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455178223
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En route to a family vacation on the French Riviera, Inspector Roderick Alleyn glimpses from the train a shocking tableau. In a moonlit window, a white-robed figure raises a knife to a woman’s shadow. Thus begins his incognito exploration of the Chateau of the Silver Goat, where a jet-set cult’s “Way of Life” could spell death for a maiden lady of a certain age—and even for Alleyn’s own young son—unless he can unveil its illicit mysteries.

This classic mystery thriller combines suspense, drug rings, and human sacrifice with spellbinding results.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[McCaddon’s] husky voice is perfect, as usual, and her narration, timing, accents, and tone are faultless…A good tale by Marsh in her prime that will be enjoyed by her fans as well as by fans of Agatha Christie.” 

    Kliatt 

  • “[Wanda McCaddon] brings all her storytelling expertise to the complicated plot, managing to keep the numerous characters distinct and identifiable. She ably imparts a suitable accent to the French characters and also conveys a credible portrayal of an Egyptian.”

    AudioFile

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley | 2/18/2014

    " Better than several other of hers I've read, and slightly less bad on the spinster issue than most. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jill | 1/23/2014

    " This is one of the latest (in terms of publication order) Ngaio Marsh mysteries I've read, and I guess she was trying to branch out. Rather than the typical English countryside, personally motivated murder I'm used to from her, this involves drugs and a cult! In France! It was amusing in a rather ridiculous way, but mostly I give it three stars because of its title. Spinsters in Jeopardy!!! Awesome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jay | 1/9/2014

    " A book to be loved and relished, Spinsters in Jeopardy is Dame Marsh at her best, with everything from witches and lovers to human sacrifice and duplicity. Couldn't put it down, and wanted so much more when it was over... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 1/5/2014

    " A truly over-the-top plot and characters, with lots of Satanism/eroticism/polyglot mystical gobbledygook thrown in. Alleyn and Troy's charming little boy who has plenty of moxie. Lovely, sometimes chilling, descriptions of a Mediterranean village. Someone else has mentioned the appealing spinster character and yes, she is wonderful. And if you love trains and looking out of their windows to spy on other people's lives, you'll love the opening scene that kicks off the whole thing...it might cure you... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christie Bradley | 12/31/2013

    " A very disappointing book--not up to the usual Marsh standards. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 12/30/2013

    " Beautifully read by Nadia May. Some great descriptions of the Mediterranean (an aggressive, laundry blue) and some really silly plot twists due to reefer madness. A stable of stock characters, but we likes them that way, don't we, precious? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ChrisGA | 12/1/2013

    " First of her books I've read--Loved the details of family life with little Ricky. The storyline was a bit far-fetched, but an enjoyable adventure if you just go with it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brainorgan | 10/13/2013

    " Spinsters in Jeopardy by Ngaio Marsh (1998) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rozanne | 10/13/2013

    " Interesting conceit, but I found myself getting increasingly annoyed by Marsh's classism and racism. Also she overuses the word "ejaculate." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marie | 6/20/2013

    " Interesting for the European setting and to see more of Roderick's son Ricky but overall disappointing. Not one of her best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol | 6/13/2013

    " Skip it. Read another of Marsh's instead. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 6/12/2013

    " I'll definitely be reading more of her. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelly | 12/29/2012

    " I especially loved the depiction of Alleyn & Troy's marriage - companionable, healthy, loving. Extremely enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elena | 8/17/2012

    " Another great Roderick Alleyn mystery, complete with his family along for the ride. Very sinister--60's era satanic drug and sex cult on the Mediterranean infiltrated by Alleyn and a very down to earth French chauffeur. Complete with kidnapping and murder as well--a great read/listen. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sergey | 6/1/2012

    " A terrible affair, this novel. Not very interesting; in fact, bordering on quite dull. The characters are empty; didn't enjoy Troy or that annoying son of Alleyn and Troy's Ricky. Struggled to the finish line. Probably not her best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonja Livingston | 12/26/2011

    " Gets a five for the title and the loopy French heroin cult theme... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessie | 11/22/2011

    " 3.5 Loved the Provence setting and italianate (sp?) characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Constance | 11/16/2011

    " Enjoyable, if only for the awesome title! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 6/8/2011

    " Not my favorite Alleyn mystery. Set in France. Troy & Alleyn witness a crime from their train windows. Plot concerns the drug trade and doesn't really age well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Avril | 5/27/2011

    " Not one of her best, and no mention of the theatre, but a pleasant way to spend an evening. A thriller rather than a mystery, with an important role played by an attractive six-year-old. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessie | 4/1/2011

    " 3.5 Loved the Provence setting and italianate (sp?) characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelly | 3/12/2011

    " I especially loved the depiction of Alleyn & Troy's marriage - companionable, healthy, loving. Extremely enjoyable. "

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

    " Spinsters in Jeopardy by Ngaio Marsh (1998) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonja | 2/21/2010

    " Gets a five for the title and the loopy French heroin cult theme... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jay | 1/7/2010

    " A book to be loved and relished, Spinsters in Jeopardy is Dame Marsh at her best, with everything from witches and lovers to human sacrifice and duplicity. Couldn't put it down, and wanted so much more when it was over... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sergey | 9/24/2009

    " A terrible affair, this novel. Not very interesting; in fact, bordering on quite dull. The characters are empty; didn't enjoy Troy or that annoying son of Alleyn and Troy's Ricky. Struggled to the finish line. Probably not her best. "

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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

Wanda McCaddon (a.k.a. Nadia May or Donada Peters) has narrated well over six hundred titles for major audiobook publishers, has earned numerous Earphones Awards, and was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine.