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Sir John Phillips, the Harley Street surgeon, and his beautiful nurse, Jane Harden, are almost too nervous to operate. The emergency case on the table before them is the Home Secretary - and they both have very good, personal reasons to wish him dead.

Within hours he does die, although the operation itself was a complete success, and Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn must find out why....

©1935 Ngaio Marsh (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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Ngaio Marsh never disappoints

A particularly imaginative Marsh effort beautifully read by mr. Franks. enjoyed every minute of this gem.

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interesting procedural

I love this author. This is an early book without his wife. Narrator was wonderful.

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One of the greast!

I have been reading Ngaio Marsh's books since I was in my teens( I'm in my 50's). I have read all her books at least twice. I'm on my 3rd go around. I rank her up there with Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers. When I need a pick up and a change from current mysteries, I go to my Ladies.

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motives are antique but a good story

Inspector Allyn and team go after a 1930's murderer in a private hospital. Not Marsh's best plot but still a good yarn. Beautifully performed. Recommended.

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Pretty good

One of the good ones. Interesting plot with murder set in operating theatre Nigel bathgate gets cameo otherwise amusing and worth the listen. Pre Troy so Roderick is solo.

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Very injoyable

If you like old fashioned British Mysteries that have a great plot and are not too dark you will enjoy this comfortable listen. The narration was excellent moving the story along at a good pace. There were no fillers and it was just long enough for me not to become tired for the ending. I look forward to listening to another novel by mash with the same
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Love it

Ngaio Marsh is a brilliant writer and her detective is a wonderful addition to my already large collection of favourite detectives

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These are great classic books

The mystery is very clever in this book. The characters are terrific as well as the voices. I'm reading this whole series in order and really enjoying it.

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Excellent Intrigue

Paying attention to the detail in this beautifully narrated Audible book was indeed a pleasure.

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Almost Perfect

The ending is a bit ta-da! Until that, however, I enjoyed this immensely. The narrator is so good I forgot he was just one person. I finished this in under 24 hours, and that should say it all.

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  • Juanita Fogarty
  • 05-13-18

A great listen

Very good story performed entertainingly as ever by the excellent Philip Franks. I recommend it.

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  • Teresa
  • 07-25-16

Typical yarn

Nevertheless still enjoyable. Didn't see the outcome.
This is an easy to listen to tale, which is good for destressing.

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  • Helen
  • 06-09-18

Dull and boring

I was surprised that this book was as bad as it was, as I know Ngaio Marsh to be a good crime writer. I could not finish it.

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  • Mrs G P Spurgeon
  • 01-08-18

Murder most foul

If you like a Sherlock Holmes mystery then you will love this. Brilliantly narrated too.

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  • Preston
  • 07-09-18

Dated but ok

The whole style of this book is very dated as might be expected. However it’s still a decent if undemanding story

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  • Anne Carmichael
  • 01-09-18

A quiet read that keeps you guessing.

Very dated and rather slow but gently enjoyable. Some Characters rather incredible but their parts were well read.

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  • Rose McGuinness
  • 12-14-17

old style crime you cannot beat it

fab narration and great interpretation of the story the old style stories are the best now to find another