[This is the Audiobook CASSETTE Library Edition in vinyl case.]
[Read by Nadia May]
Murder gets into the act in Ngaio Marsh's wittiest and most readable novel.
Beautiful Troy Alleyn, artist wife of Inspector Alleyn, had been warned about the famed old Shakespearean actor Sir Henry and his eccentric household. But she was not prepared for the acts of malice and mischief that would ensue at his birthday party.
Now Sir Henry is dead, after a large and lethal birthday dinner of champagne and crayfish--and after changing his will in favor of his glamorous young fiancée. And Troy is suddenly star witness in one of her husband's most sensational cases. Together, the Alleyns must determine which of the flamboyant characters at Sir Henry's house brought down the final curtain and turned a drawing room farce into tragedy.
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NGAIO MARSH, (1895-1982), born in New Zealand, wrote over thirty detective novels. Many of her stories had theatrical settings, as her real passion was for the theater. She was both an actress and a producer and almost single-handedly revived the New Zealand public's interest in live theater. In 1966 she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.From AudioFile:
Nadia May's British accent and soprano voice perfectly capture Marsh's narrative. Her portrayal of the bizarre cast of characters is superb. M.E.M. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Fontana, 1971. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Paperback; English language; a fair reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 04904cbr025