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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (462 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:
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On a late Saturday in April, the venerable Roman church of San Tommaso in Pallaria became the site of a most curious assemblage. A superannuated jet-setter and her junkie nephew, a bad-tempered, ultra-British Major, a boisterous Baron and Baroness bearing an astonishing resemblance to one another, and an extremely reticent bestselling author were being gathered together for an exclusive tour of Rome’s ancient ruins that was promised to be “most unconventional.” Which, indeed, it would be. All sorts of new activities, plus some surprises. Like murder, blackmail, and drug-running. Superintendent Roderick Alleyn, brought to Italy by an international probe of drug smuggling, finds himself in the middle of the most baffling case of his career, an intricate web in which each and every one of his suspects could be a killer—or a victim. Or both.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Blackmail and drug-dealing on the Tiber...Fastidious writing, telling character sketches, a fine appreciation of place.”

    Sunday Times (London)

  • “Excellent Roman detailed background...a lively thriller whodunnit.”

    Observer (London)

  • “One of her best books for a long time...keeps us guessing most craftily.”

    Daily Telegraph (London)

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brainorgan | 12/18/2013

    " When in Rome by Ngaio Marsh (1999) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Annette | 12/13/2013

    " This book reminded me a lot of Agatha Christie...good mystery. Gives the reader a good sense for being a tourist in Rome. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Diane | 12/1/2013

    " Dated, of course, and therefore easy to lose track of what is going on. Not her best book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Carolyn Staton | 10/29/2013

    " I love Ngaio Marsh and have most of her books. Having said that, I must add that this book was a huge disappointment. It is one of her later books. She is writing in a decade in which she is not quite comfortable and it shows. Plot was very thin as well as character development. "

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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.