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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (12 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ngaio Marsh Narrator: Wanda McCaddo Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries Release Date:
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An English manor house on the moors is an ideal setting for a murder—and for one of Ngaio Marsh’s classic murder mysteries.

The occasion is a Christmas party hosted by Mr. Hilary Bill-Tasman, landed proprietor of Halberds Manor and authority on antiques. Santa Claus is in attendance, played by a highly unpopular servant. When he goes missing after his performance, foul play is immediately suspected. There are a number of unusual characters attending the festivities, several of whom are perfectly logical candidates for murderer—and one of whom will elude the most prescient listener until tracked down by the indefatigable Inspector Roderick Alleyn, whose wife, Troy, innocently involved him in all these sinister goings-on in the first place.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It’s time to start comparing Christie to Marsh instead of the other way around.”

    New York magazine

  • “Agreeably effortless telling.”

    Guardian (UK)

  • “One of her best and most baffling mysteries.”

    Daily Express (UK)

  • “So entertaining that I recommend it unreservedly.”

    Daily Telegraph (UK)

  • “Dame Ngaio has yet to write a mystery that is less than perfect.”


  • A 1973 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee for Best Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Babete | 3/14/2011

    " ( Morte de Gravata Branca ) "

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

    " One of my least favourite Marsh's. Another where I cannot like it because of who the murderer is.

    [spoilers removed] "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gail | 1/10/2011

    " What a joy to rediscover Ngaio Marsh and her detective, Roderick Alleyn. Sharp wit, decent plotting, and good character studies make these old books true classics of the genre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Anne | 1/5/2011

    " A pleasant, straightforward mystery with a good set-up. "

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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.