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When in Rome Audiobook

When in Rome

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Publisher's Summary

Murder, blackmail and drug dealing on the Tiber combine in one of Ngaio Marsh’s liveliest and most evocative novels.

When their guide disappears mysteriously in the depths of a Roman basilica, the members of Mr. Sebastian Mailer’s tour group seem strangely unperturbed. But when a body is discovered in an Etruscan sarcophagus, Superintendent Alleyn, in Rome incognito on the trail of an international drug racket, is very much concerned....

©1970 Original Text of 1970 by Ngaio Marsh (P)2015 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"The brilliant Ngaio Marsh ranks with Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers." (Times Literary Supplement)

"Excellent Roman detailed background...a lively thriller whodunnit." (Observer)

"One of her best books for a long time...keeps us guessing most craftily." (Daily Telegraph)

"Superintendent Alleyn is as devastating as ever." (Sunday Telegraph)

"Blackmail and drug-dealing on the Tiber.... Fastidious writing, telling character sketches, a fine appreciation of place." (Sunday Times)

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    Mack Tennyson Thailand 07-05-16
    Mack Tennyson Thailand 07-05-16 Member Since 2001
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    "Can't go wrong with Ngaio Marsh"

    Very unique plot. You are left pulling for the murderer. I enjoyed the novelty of the plot and the Roman location.

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    John 10-28-17
    John 10-28-17 Member Since 2017
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    "YIKES..!!.. Naigo missed the mark on this one.!"

    Naigo tried to write something " hip"
    and " with it"... centering around the drug culture of the time was a mistake.
    It was altogether cringe worthy..I was embarrassed for her.. we expect grace and erudition from her not slang..
    And as for the narrator trying out different accents throughout the book
    He would get lost with the Italian attempt and wound up sounding like
    Dracula in a grade B horror movie.. if it weren't so sad ,.. it would have been funny...

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    Chelle 05-30-16
    Chelle 05-30-16
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    Saxon read this one HEAVY on the affection . Ruined the listening, so returned it.

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