Roderick Alleyn
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    Artists in Crime | Ngaio Marsh

    Artists in Crime

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated By Nadia May
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    (76)
    Story
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    When murder upsets the creative tranquility of an artists' colony, Scotland Yard sends in its most famous investigator. And what begins as a routine case turns out to be the most momentous of Roderick Alleyn's career. For before he can corner the killer, his heart is captured by one of the suspects, the flashing-eyed painter Agatha Troy, who has nothing but scorn for the art of detection.

    Loved it.

    I've become enamored with Nagio Marsh having stumbled into listening to her books. If you like a good mystery with likeable characters and just the r..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 20 2005 by Rebekah (Reading, PA, United States)
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    Final Curtain | Ngaio Marsh

    Final Curtain

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated By Nadia May
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    (138)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (74)

    Beautiful Troy Alleyn, artist wife of Inspector Alleyn, had been warned about the famed old Shakespearean actor, and his eccentric household. But she was not prepared for their acts of malice and mischief.

    Visit Troy & Roderick Alleyn near the end of WWII

    Ngaio Marsh’s background in the theater (for which she was named a Dame of the British Empire) is evident in the “casting” of the..Show More »

    Ngaio Marsh is known for her characterizations, and each of the characters is drawn with enough depth for us to see both redeeming qualities in the repellent and weaknesses in the most noble. You find yourself quite liking the tantrum throwing child, “Panty” and eventually becoming sympathetic to the common, gold-digging fiancée.</p>

    I love the stories in this series which feature Agatha Troy, Alleyn’s artist wife. This story occurs near the end of World War II when Troy and Roderick have been separated for several years due to wartime activities, and includes their reunion when Rory returns to England in time to solve the mystery. The glimpses of the British wartime lifestyle are an interesting backdrop to this tale, as are the jobs to which the Alleyn’s have been put by the war. Other stories which are key in their relationship include “Artists in Crime” where they first meet, and “Death in a White Tie” where Alleyn wins Troy’s consent to marry, and “Tied Up in Tinsel” is the story of another portrait painting job gone awry.</p>

    I recommend this mystery both as an interesting puzzle with a surprise ending, and as one of the milestone tales in the Alleyn’s personal lives in this wonderful series.</p>

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    Reviewed on November 26 2006 by Lynne Phelps (Georgia, USA)
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    Spinsters in Jeopardy | Ngaio Marsh

    Spinsters in Jeopardy

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated By Nadia May
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    (85)
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    (51)
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    (51)

    En route to a family vacation on the French Riviera, Inspector Roderick Alleyn glimpses from the train a shocking tableau. In a moonlit window, a white-robed figure raises a knife to a woman's shadow. Thus begins his incognito exploration of the Chateau of the Silver Goat... where a jet-set cult's "Way of Life" could spell death for a maiden lady of a certain age, and even for Alleyn's own young son, unless he can unveil its illicit mysteries.

    Not a who-dunit but lots of fun

    Unlike most Ngiao Marshes, you know all along who the criminals are. But the characters are engagingly drawn and the plot suspenseful. The reader has ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 28 2015 by Bookwormish (Washington, DC)
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    Scales of Justice | Ngaio Marsh

    Scales of Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (68)

    The New York Times says Marsh writes "better than Christie" and The London Times calls Scales of Justice "a handsome bit of craftsmanship." A must-hear for any mystery fan!

    Excellent Plot with a sad secondary plot

    I will listen to this book repeatedly. The narration is terrific and the story unfolds sensibly without ever giving anything away too quickly.

    Reviewed on May 14 2012 by Colby (Tucson, AZ, United States)
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    Death of a Fool | Ngaio Marsh

    Death of a Fool

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    • By Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated By Nadia May
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    (107)
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    (67)
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    At the winter solstice, South Mardian's swordsmen weave their blades in an ancient ritual dance. But for one of them, the excitement proves too heady, and his decapitation turns the fertility rite into a pageant of death. Now Inspector Roderick Alleyn must penetrate not only the mysteries of folklore but also the secrets and sins of an eccentric group, including a surly blacksmith, a domineering dowager, and a not-so-simple village idiot.

    Great Book. Reader ruined it for me. Kept smacking
    Reviewed on February 16 2014 by Amazon Customer (MANSFIELD, TEXAS, United States)
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    Black as He's Painted | Ngaio Marsh

    Black as He's Painted

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (57)

    Alleyn performs his mission so successfully that on the night of the Ng'ombwanan Embassy's reception, the house and grounds are stiff with police. However, an assassin does strike, and Alleyn discovers a wealth of suspects in a coterie of ex-colonials residing in the very shadow of the Embassy.

    One of my 2 favorite Ngaio Marsh books!

    Since I am not healthy enough to read print versions of books because of extreme migraines, I can't answer this question, but I can tell you that Nadi..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 02 2012 by Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe (Los Angeles, CA United States)
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    Last Ditch | Ngaio Marsh

    Last Ditch

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated By Nadia May
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    (59)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
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    Young Ricky Alleyn has come to the picturesque fishing village of Deep Cove to write. Though the sleepy little town offers few diversions, Ricky manages to find the most distracting one of all: murder. For in a muddy ditch, he sees a dead equestrienne whose last leap was anything but an accident. And when Ricky himself disappears, the case becomes a horse of a different color for his father, Inspector Roderick Alleyn.

    Detective Fiction that Never Disappoints

    I probably would, because the story is reliable Ngaio Marsh: well-plotted, funny, and above all filled with wonderful characters.

    Reviewed on September 10 2012 by Linda (Bellevue, WA, United States)
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