Summary

The April Fool’s Day had been a roaring success for all, it seemed - except for poor Mr. Cartell, who had ended up in the ditch - forever. Then there was the case of Mr. Percival Pyke Period’s letter of condolence, sent before the body was found - not to mention the family squabbles.
It was a puzzling crime for Superintendent Alleyn....
©1962 Original Text of 1962 by Ngaio Marsh (P)2015 Hachette Audio
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"The brilliant Ngaio Marsh ranks with Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers." ( Times Literary Supplement)
"Neat, dexterous.... Miss Marsh’s freshest and most enjoyable performance for years." ( Sunday Times)
"Light, entertaining and disastrously readable." ( Guardian)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Joanne F. on 16-04-16

Super narrator

I've listened to all the Ngaio Marsh narrators and Mr Sinden is my favourite: especially his Inspector Fox.

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4 out of 5 stars
By SMB on 24-03-17

Poor Performance

Ngaio Marsh, herself, clearly articulated how to pronounce Alleyn's name. She said it sounded like "Allen". The narrator kept pronouncing his name as "Allyen", which was irritating. He also used poor stage voices for key characters. Inspector Fox, for example, sounded like a female fairy rather than the gruff character written.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Anne on 18-02-16

The audiobook would have been better if Saxon narrated

The story was entertaining. The swallowing of the narrator was noticeable and a distraction, especially near the end.

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