Death of a Fool by Ngaio Marsh audiobook

Death of a Fool

By Ngaio Marsh
Read by Wanda McCaddon

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries: Book 19

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A ritual dance becomes a murderous mambo… The village of South Mardian always observes the winter solstice with an ancient, mystical sword dance, complete with costumed performers. But for one of them, the excitement proves too heady, and his decapitation turns the fertility rite into a pageant of death. Now Inspector Roderick Alleyn must penetrate not only the mysteries of folklore but the secrets and sins of an eccentric group that includes a surly blacksmith, a domineering dowager, and a not-so-simple village idiot. From her first book in 1934 to her final volume just before her death in 1982, Ngaio Marsh's work has remained legendary and is often compared to that of Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, and Dorothy L. Sayers. So sit back, draw the curtains, lock the doors, and put yourself in the hands of the Grande Dame of detective novels.

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Summary

Summary

A ritual dance becomes a murderous mambo…

The village of South Mardian always observes the winter solstice with an ancient, mystical sword dance, complete with costumed performers. But for one of them, the excitement proves too heady, and his decapitation turns the fertility rite into a pageant of death. Now Inspector Roderick Alleyn must penetrate not only the mysteries of folklore but the secrets and sins of an eccentric group that includes a surly blacksmith, a domineering dowager, and a not-so-simple village idiot.

From her first book in 1934 to her final volume just before her death in 1982, Ngaio Marsh's work has remained legendary and is often compared to that of Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, and Dorothy L. Sayers. So sit back, draw the curtains, lock the doors, and put yourself in the hands of the Grande Dame of detective novels.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Among the crime queens, Ngaio Marsh stands out as an Empress.” Sun (London)
“[Narrator McCaddon] enlivens an eccentric cast of characters led by the town matriarch, a crotchety old blacksmith, and the village idiot…[McCaddon’s] narration soars.” AudioFile
“The supporting characters…radiate warmth and charm.” Library Journal

Reviews

Reviews

by Barbara 9/13/2017
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Great story

Great story. Loved the characters. I was able to visualize all scenes.

Author

Author Bio: Ngaio Marsh

Author Bio: Ngaio Marsh

Ngaio Marsh (1895–1982), born in New Zealand, wrote over thirty detective novels. Many of her stories had theatrical settings, as her real passion was for the theater. She was both an actress and a producer and almost single-handedly revived the New Zealand public’s interest in live theater. In 1966 she was made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English