The lives of the inhabitants of Swevenings—a small fishing village—are disrupted only by a fierce competition to catch the Old Un, a monster trout known to dwell in the beautiful stream which winds past their homes. When one of their small community is found brutally murdered, the freshly killed trout is found laid out beside him. Chief Detective Inspector Roderick Alleyn must determine what killed both fish and man.
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Ngaio Marsh is the author of numerous crime novels. Along with Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, and Dorothy L. Sayers, she was classed as one of the four original "Queens of Crime" of the 1920s and 1930s. Benedict Cumberbatch is an actor whose movies include Atonement and The Other Boleyn Girl.From AudioFile:
When a British blue blood living in the pastoral village of Swevenings is brutally murdered, no one is spared examination by Scotland Yard's Inspector Roderick Alleyn. Nadia May lovingly brings to life a myriad of characters--Lady Lacklander's aristocratic conceit; her son's sniveling weakness; Nurse Kettle's common, busybody caring; and Inspector Alleyn's no-nonsense, logical, yet compassionate, crispness. May reads clearly, fully develops Marsh's characters and effectively builds suspense. Her lovely British voice offers a delightful rendering of Marsh's finely crafted classic. J.H.B. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6157777