When a much disliked visiting servant disappears without trace after playing Santa Claus, foul play is at once suspected - and suspicion falls on the guests. The very thought that such a respectable bunch would commit murder seems like a heresy.
©2010 The Estate of Ngaio Marsh (P)2010 AudioGO Ltd
I have no read the print version, but thoroughly enjoyed the narrator's rendition of the book.
The plot did not keep me on the edge of my seat, but I was entertained by the unique plot. I am an Agatha Christie buff and found it harder to figure out than her plots. Liked the idea of having former confirmed murderers among the suspects of he crime.
Great voices. Brings depth to the characters.
A nice book to read around Christmas time.
This one was an odd story so it kept me on the edge of the bed all the way through. I didn't actually see the ending coming.
I liked the introduction of the characters. Ngaio Marsh is quite funny in her descriptions considering how long ago these books were written.
This is one of her more intricate novels & as such is harder to listen to. I found myself rewinding often.
That's not to say that it wasn't a great storyline or written well, it just meant that you can't really multitask, knowing that you can pick up the thread after a minute or two's distraction!
Also It's more of a Troy story (hahaha) than Alleyne, because he doesn't appear until nearing the end, so there's more story than sleuthing. If you like Ngaio Marsh, you'll like this. If you've never read her before, don't start with this.
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