Hand in Glove : Roderick Alleyn

  • by Ngaio Marsh
  • Narrated by Jeremy Sinden
  • Series: Roderick Alleyn
  • 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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....


What the Critics Say

"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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

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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- Anne

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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Book Details

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