Overture to Death : Roderick Alleyn

  • by Ngaio Marsh
  • Narrated by Ric Jerrom
  • Series: Roderick Alleyn
  • 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It was planned as an act of charity: a new piano for the parish hall, an amusing play to finance the gift. But its execution was doomed when Miss Campanula sat down to play.
A chord was struck, a shot rang out and Miss Campanula was dead. A case of sinister infatuation for the brilliant Chief Detective-Inspector Alleyn.


What the Critics Say

"Admirably mysterious." (Daily Mail)
"It's time to start comparing Christie to Marsh instead of the other way around." (New York magazine)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A thoroughly entertaining read.

This is my favorite Ngaio Marsh tale. It has a great plot, is well narrated.
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- Sally Dobbs

Maybe 'cozies' are not for me!

The narrator does a fantastic job of bringing the characters to life, the story is artfully written, the dialogue is believable. I'm learning, however, that books need to have a certain gravitas before I really want to listen to them. This was a bunch of silly, rich village people, none particularly likable, trying to cope with life and the changing times. I prefer Agatha Christie - she knew how to create situations that seemed important. This book was more of a satire than I like in a mystery story.
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- Sarah

Book Details

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