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Summary

Lord Pastern fired his revolver. The figure in the spotlight fell, and the coup-de-theatre had become murder. Could Inspector Alleyn believe Pastern had let hatred of his future son-in-law go too far? Or would the tangle of jealousies and blackmail among the guests reveal another murderer?

©1949 Original Text of 1949 by Ngaio Marsh (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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"Miss Marsh’s work has the hallmark of the master." ( Queen)

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A Classic Ngaio Marsh

James Saxton's reading of this is superb. Here is Marsh's usual fantastical, yet utterly believable characters and her reliably ingenious plot. And, of course, the incomparable Alleyn. What's not to love?

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Swing Brother Swing

As a!ways N Marsh is superb. Prefer Philip Franks readings of the books, how ever

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  • Mack Tennyson
  • 30-10-16

I love this author and narrator.

These two make a perfect pair. I am afraid to figure out how many books I haven't listened to. It will be a sad day when I come to the end of the list! If you like nonviolent detective novels, you cannot do any better!

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