Scales of Justice : Roderick Alleyn

  • by Ngaio Marsh
  • Narrated by Nadia May
  • Series: Roderick Alleyn
  • 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The quiet village of Swevenings seemed an English pastoral paradise, until the savagely beaten body of a lord was found near a tranquil stream. Suddenly, the playground of British bluebloods has been soiled by murder and the lowest sort of intrigue. But if anyone can clean it up, it's the famous Inspector Roderick Alleyn of Scotland Yard.


What the Critics Say

"A handsome bit of craftsmanship - a classical detective story, with lots of suspects." (The London Times)
"She writes better than Christie." (The New York Times)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Excellent Plot with a sad secondary plot

Would you listen to Scales of Justice again? Why?

I will listen to this book repeatedly. The narration is terrific and the story unfolds sensibly without ever giving anything away too quickly.

What did you like best about this story?

The pun on 'scales of justice' as the story progresses is just great.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book is thought-provoking, because of a secondary plot involving treason and suicide, loyalty and forebearance. I admire the actions of the characters and wonder if I could be as honourable.

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- Colby

Excellent, but with minor editing glitches

I thought the book was quite good and the narrator's work quite professional. In perhaps 3 or 4 places, the recording seemed to skip the end of a sentence. I had the impression that only a few words were left out.

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- Erik M.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-16-2001
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.