Summary

On a cold February night, the police find the third corpse on the quayside in the Pool of London, her body covered with flower petals and pearls. The killer walked away singing.
When the cargo ship Cape Farewell sets sail, she carries nine passengers, one of whom is known to be the murderer. Which is why Superintendent Roderick Alleyn joins the ship at Portsmouth on the most difficult assignment of his professional career....
©1958 Original Text of 1958 by Ngaio Marsh (P)2015 Hachette Audio
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Critic reviews

"Ngaio Marsh at her intelligent best." ( Times Literary Supplement)
"Superlatively good." ( Sunday Times)
"Astoundingly good...moments of pure hilarity set among moments of real fear. Masterly." ( Daily Express)
"Really excellent...a proper and classic detective story." (BBC)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Bozz on 14-01-18

Spoilt by the narration

Where does Singing in the Shrouds rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This was a different format for a marsh novel set almost entirely on board ship. Unfortunately the narrator over does all of the characters to the extent that it is almost pantomime.

What did you like best about this story?

The story is excellent and the end is a good twist

Would you be willing to try another one of James Saxon’s performances?

No

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

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4 out of 5 stars
By D on 28-03-16

Atmospheric but a bit obvious

This was well narrated and
built up an interesting atmosphere on the docks and on the boat where the action takes place. But, the story was a bit thin, so not one of my favourite Marsh novels.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Helen L. on 17-12-16

Nicely diverting

Improbable situation with Alleyne aboard a ship en route to South Africa trying to discover who among the peculiar little group of passengers is a murderer, if indeed one is. Of course, he figures it out, but we don't until we have had a very good time listening to a brilliant reader do all sorts of wonderful voices as we sail with our favorite sleuth from foggy London through the torpid tropics south.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Paul and Courtney on 30-09-16

Ending was Meh

It was not her best work. Characters were irritating, the setting underwhelming, and the ending fell flat. All this compared to her usual work. Still a good listen.

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