A Man Lay Dead
A game of 'murders' at Sir Hubert Handesley's country house party becomes far too realistic for anyone's liking. First a guest arrives with a dangerously lethal dagger and then, when the gong sounds to announce the start of the game, the victim plays dead in a very convincing manner. Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn believes the unusual dagger is a vital clue to the real-life murder, and soon he's on the trail of a Russian secret society.
A Surfeit of Lampreys
Like all good aristocrats, the Lampreys are charming but penniless - so a visit from the wealthy head of their family is greatly anticipated. However, their Uncle Gabriel isn't persuaded to part with his money and a row ensues. When a body is found in the lift leading to the Lampreys' flat, Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn finds a family immersed in hidden secrets and intrigue.
Jeremy Clyde stars as Chief Inspector Alleyn in these BBC Radio dramatisations of two of Ngaio Marsh's much-loved mysteries.
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Although this book says it's narrated by 'Jeremy Clyde' it is in fact 'played out' with various other performers. I particularly liked Jeremy Clyde's performance of Inspector Alleyn but none of the actors hit a wrong chord. A thoroughly enjoyable listen.
"Quality radio productions. Thoroughly enjoyed them"
I read a large number of the Ngaio Marsh books upon which this radio series is based. The BBC was and still is an excellent producer of mysteries on radio and I enjoyed listening to these two episodes.very much.
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