Died in the Wool : Roderick Alleyn

  • by Ngaio Marsh
  • Narrated by James Saxon
  • Series: Roderick Alleyn
  • 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ngaio Marsh returns to her New Zealand roots to transplant the classic country house murder mystery to an upland sheep station on South Island - and produces one of her most exotic and intriguing novels.
One summer evening in 1942, Flossie Rubrick, MP, one of the most formidable women in New Zealand, goes to her husband’s wool shed to rehearse a patriotic speech - and disappears.
Three weeks later she turns up at an auction – packed inside one of her own bales of wool and very, very dead....


What the Critics Say

"The brilliant Ngaio Marsh ranks with Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers." (Times Literary Supplement)
"In her ironic and witty hands the mystery novel can be civilized literature." (New York Times)
"Ngaio Marsh is one of the detective novelists whose books I regularly re-read, always the test of a good detective story." (P. D. James)
"In the front rank of crime-story writers." (The Times)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Don't miss this one

I almost skipped reading this one because the setting was not in England. It is undoubtably the very best of her work.
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- Sally Dobbs

Good story somewhat marred

James Saxon has recorded a number of Ngaio marsh books. He always starts overdramatizing and camping up the characters to an alarming amount and his accents are so thick you can hardly understand the words. Then he eventually settles down and does well
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- Beverly Taylor

Book Details

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