Artists in Crime : Roderick Alleyn

  • by Ngaio Marsh
  • Narrated by Philip Franks
  • Series: Roderick Alleyn
  • 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

One of Ngaio Marsh’s most famous murder mysteries, which introduces Inspector Alleyn to his future wife, the irrepressible Agatha Troy.
It started as a student exercise, the knife under the drape, the model’s pose chalked in place. But before Agatha Troy, artist and instructor, returns to the class, the pose has been reenacted in earnest: the model is dead, fixed forever in one of the most dramatic poses Troy has ever seen.
It’s a difficult case for Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn. How can he believe that the woman he loves is a murderess? And yet no one can be above suspicion....

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What the Critics Say

"The queen of the straight crime novel - long may she reign!" (Sunday Times)
"The finest writer in the English language of the pure, classical puzzle whodunit. Among the crime queens, Ngaio Marsh stands out as an Empress." (The Sun)

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Customer Reviews

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The pronunciation of Alleyn grates

It's pronounced Allen, the y is silent. Ngaio Marsh herself said so. Shame because the rest is fine. But I get a jolt every time I hear the pronunciation of Alleyn. And he's the main character. So he gets mentioned a lot. Groan.
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- Sharon Spiteri

Brilliantly read

Phillip Franks creates the characters beautifully. This is a very satisfying novel by a "Queen of crime". It is an audiobook I can imagine listening to again - like a well loved radio play. I will seek out the narrator again.
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- Ms Jane E. Knight

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-10-2015
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK