©1980 Ngaio Marsh Ltd; (P)1999 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
"It's time to start comparing Christie to Marsh instead of the other way around." (New York magazine).
I love reading mysteries because I like to puzzle out whodunnit. I did not figure this one out until the author revealed the answer--but she was careful to assure that all the clues were right there, where anyone could see them. My only complaint is one that relates to the author's age and the world she grew up in; I wish she could have treated gay characters with more liking and respect than she does. I enjoyed the New Zealand setting for this one. The narrator does a generally superb job with the range of accents required--English, Italian, American, Australian, and New Zealand. I am glad to add Ngaio Marsh to my mystery reading--especially as I think I have read everything by Agatha Christie by now.
Great story and plot. I have always enjoyed Ngaio Marsh and her characters. Though her stories were written years ago, they are timeless.
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