Death and the Dancing Footman : Roderick Alleyn

  • by Ngaio Marsh
  • Narrated by James Saxon
  • Series: Roderick Alleyn
  • 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A winter weekend ends in snowbound disaster in a novel which remains a favourite among Marsh readers.
It began as an entertainment: eight people, many of them enemies, gathered for a winter weekend by a host with a love for theatre. They would be the characters in a drama that he would devise.
It ended in snowbound disaster. Everyone had an alibi - and most had motives as well. But Chief Detective Inspector Roderick Alleyn, when he finally arrived, knew it all hung on Thomas, the dancing footman....

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What the Critics Say

"On the plane of art." (Tatler)
"She is astoundingly good." (Daily Express)
"The brilliant Ngaio Marsh ranks with Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers." (Times Literary Supplement)

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Customer Reviews

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Not much Alleyn in it.

The story rambles on from the beginning as do other books in the series, introducing characters and muddying the waters. So far, so usual but Alleyn appears very late in the proceedings and plays, I think, a lesser part than previously. The story is still a good one and the confusions are not resolved until the last few minutes but I didn't feel it was quite as good as the earlier books.
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- Amazon Customer

Dissatisfaction incorrect narrator

Not the advertised narrator. This is narrated by James Saxon. Audible appear unable to correct this despite repeated complaint.
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- Ms M Morrissey - McKenzie

Book Details

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