Singing in the Shrouds

  • by Ngaio Marsh
  • Narrated by James Saxon
  • 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On a cold February night, the police find the third corpse on the quayside in the Pool of London, her body covered with flower petals and pearls. The killer walked away singing.
When the cargo ship Cape Farewell sets sail, she carries nine passengers, one of whom is known to be the murderer. Which is why Superintendent Roderick Alleyn joins the ship at Portsmouth on the most difficult assignment of his professional career....


What the Critics Say

"Ngaio Marsh at her intelligent best." (Times Literary Supplement)
"Superlatively good." (Sunday Times)
"Astoundingly good...moments of pure hilarity set among moments of real fear. Masterly." (Daily Express)
"Really excellent...a proper and classic detective story." (BBC)


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Customer Reviews

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Ending was Meh

It was not her best work. Characters were irritating, the setting underwhelming, and the ending fell flat. All this compared to her usual work. Still a good listen.
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- Paul and Courtney "Paul Osborne"

Book Details

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