The crime scene was the stage of the Unicorn Theatre, when a prop gun fired a very real bullet; the victim was an actor clawing his way to stardom using bribery instead of talent; and the suspects included two unwilling girlfriends and several relieved blackmail victims.
The stage is set for one of Roderick Alleyn's most baffling cases....
©1935 Original Text of 1935 by Ngaio Marsh (P)2015 Hachette Audio
"It’s all good Ngaio Marsh, and that is good enough to satisfy the most critical reader of detective stories." (New York Times)
The characters interacted well. The story moved smoothly, though the end was a tiny bit rushed
The book was good but the sound was horrible! It sounded at times as though it had been recorded decades ago in a a tin can. Every chapter had varying sound quality. It was quite irksome as I love all of the other Ngaio Marsh books I've listened to. Not sure why only this one had technical issues.
"A great mystery"
This is a real bonus for anyone who likes a whodunnit. The story is very well written and the narrator does a first class job.
The love scenes were excruciating and Alleyn calls his mates "old sausage". It hasn't aged well and neither is it classy. This was the first Alleyn book I have listened to, and it will be the last b
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