Death in Ecstasy : Roderick Alleyn

  • by Ngaio Marsh
  • Narrated by James Saxon
  • Series: Roderick Alleyn
  • 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The poison was cyanide, slipped into the sacred wine of ecstasy just before it was presented to Miss Cara Quayne at the House of the Sacred Flame.
The victim was a deeply religious initiate who had trained for a month for her last ceremony. She was also a very beautiful woman.... The suspects were the other initiates and the high priest. All claimed they were above earthly passions. But Cara Quayne had provoked lust, jealousy - and murder.
Roderick Alleyn suspected that more evil still lurked behind the Sign of the Sacred Flame....


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Customer Reviews

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I enjoy most of Ngaio Marsh's books, and as far as plot-lines go, this one doesn't disappoint. It's atmospheric, ingenious and well written. However - a warning: It does contain attitudes to homosexuality which are offensive but which were, alas, common to the times in which it was written.
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- Seagull

Old-fashioned, light-hearted sleuthing

The kind of crime that we’re used to from old-fashioned Holmes and detectives who play their part. The characters are a little cartoon-like and the accents are way too stereotypical but so what? I enjoyed listening to it.
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- Ebru AW

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-11-2015
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK