Singing in the Shrouds

  • by Ngaio Marsh
  • Narrated by James Saxon
  • 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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....

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What the Critics Say

"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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Customer Reviews

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Shipboard thrills

Another great story with excellent narration. I prefer Nadia May/Wanda McCaddon (and have purchased books based on the fact that she narrates them!) but James Saxon creates great characters. A book to listen to again.
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- Jean the Bean "Jean the Bean"

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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Book Details

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