Grave Mistake : Roderick Alleyn

  • by Ngaio Marsh
  • Narrated by Jane Asher
  • Series: Roderick Alleyn
  • 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A spa stay turns into a homicidal holiday.... A bit snobbish and a trifle high strung, Sybil Foster prides herself on owning the finest estate in Upper Quintern and hiring the best gardener.
In fact she is rapturous over the new asparagus beds when a visit from her unwelcome stepson sends her scurrying to a chic spa for a rest cure, a liaison with the spa's director...and an apparent suicide.
Her autopsy holds one surprise, a secret drawer a second. And Inspector Roderick Alleyn, CID, digging about Upper Quintern, may unearth still a third...deeply buried motive for murder.


What the Critics Say

"The brilliant Ngaio Marsh ranks with Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers." (Times Literary Supplement)
"It's time to start comparing Christie to Marsh instead of the other way around." (New York Magazine)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Brilliant Story

Well narrated, loved the "voices" and we'll developed story! A great escape from reality! Great story telling, characters suit, easy listening.
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- Mrs W.

Disappointing narrator

I love other female narrators for Ngaio Marsh's work (Nadia May for example) but Jane Asher's delivery was ponderous and dull and she mispronounces Alleyn throughout. Even if the reader is unaware that it is 'Allen' and not 'Allain', the publisher should be. A bit slapdash and shoddy. A shame, because the story is a corker.
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- Jean the Bean

Book Details

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