A Man Lay Dead
A game of ‘murders’ at Sir Hubert Handesley’s country house party becomes far too realistic for anyone’s liking. First a guest arrives with a dangerously lethal dagger and then, when the gong sounds to announce the start of the game, the victim plays dead in a very convincing manner. Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn believes the unusual dagger is a vital clue to the real-life murder, and soon he’s on the trail of a Russian secret society.
A Surfeit of Lampreys
Like all good aristocrats, the Lampreys are charming but penniless - so a visit from the wealthy head of their family is greatly anticipated. However, their Uncle Gabriel isn’t persuaded to part with his money and a row ensues. When a body is found in the lift leading to the Lampreys’ flat, Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn finds a family immersed in hidden secrets and intrigue.
Jeremy Clyde stars as Chief Inspector Alleyn in these BBC Radio dramatisations of two of Ngaio Marsh’s much-loved mysteries.
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I read a large number of the Ngaio Marsh books upon which this radio series is based. The BBC was and still is an excellent producer of mysteries on radio and I enjoyed listening to these two episodes.very much.
"Always enjoy a radio play"
Good fun, easy listening. Good story. Well dramatised. Well acted. want to listen to more!
Although this book says it's narrated by 'Jeremy Clyde' it is in fact 'played out' with various other performers. I particularly liked Jeremy Clyde's performance of Inspector Alleyn but none of the actors hit a wrong chord. A thoroughly enjoyable listen.
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