The music rose to a climax. Lord Pastern aimed his revolver and fired. The figure in the spotlight fell and what had been intended as a coup-de-théâtre had become murder....
Could Inspector Alleyn believe that the eccentric peer had let hatred of his future son-in-law go too far? Or would the tangle of jealousies and blackmail among the party guests reveal another murderer?
©1949 Ngaio Marsh (P)2010 AudioGO Ltd
"It's time to start comparing Christie to Marsh instead of the other way around." (New York magazine)
I've become a fan of Ngaio Marsh thanks to Audible - her books are easily available here. The readings by James Saxon are particularly good. He makes the characters come alive and each is distinct and definitive. If you like Agatha Christie, try Ngaio Marsh.
James Saxon's reading and his characterisation are always excellent. He really brings Alleyn, Fox and the others to life. The arrogance of one character is admirably portrayed as is the slightly oily nervousness of another. There's also the aspect of pacing, something that I feel is often overlooked, but is really important to the listener. Again Mr. Saxon hits the spot. Excellent
This isn't one of Ms. Marsh's better efforts (in my opinion). There are a number of moments that feel too contrived. Still, a fun story and a reasonable conclusion.
Everything. A delight to listen to!
The portrayal of a thoroughly unlikeable character breaking down.
"Another 1st rate Saxon Marsh duo"
As a lover of Ngaio Marsh's books, I find James Saxon's rendering of them a real joy to listen to. Swing Brother Swing ( to give it its original title) is no exception.
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