Overture to Death : Roderick Alleyn

  • by Ngaio Marsh
  • Narrated by Ric Jerrom
  • Series: Roderick Alleyn
  • 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It was planned as an act of charity: a new piano for the parish hall, an amusing play to finance the gift. But its execution was doomed when Miss Campanula sat down to play.
A chord was struck, a shot rang out and Miss Campanula was dead. A case of sinister infatuation for the brilliant Chief Detective-Inspector Alleyn.


What the Critics Say

"Admirably mysterious." (Daily Mail)
"It's time to start comparing Christie to Marsh instead of the other way around." (New York magazine)


See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Charming period piece

Detailed scenes setting and characterisations together with a far fetched plot combine in an enjoyable entertainment. Expertly narrated.
Read full review


Absolutely enthralling!

There is a deliciously improbable murder, characters and language set firmly in their period, complex plotting and a narrator who brings it all to life with a myriad of voices and just the right amount of ham! I loved it!
Read full review

- T Dinn

Book Details

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