Died in the Wool

By Ngaio Marsh
Read by Wanda McCaddon

The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries: Book 13

8.30 Hours 08/01/1996 unabridged
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Ngaio Marsh returns to her New Zealand roots to transplant the classic country-house murder mystery to an upland sheep station on South Island and produces one of her most exotic and intriguing novels. One summer evening in 1942, Flossie Rubrick, a Member of Parliament and one of the most formidable women in New Zealand, goes to her husband’s wool shed to rehearse a patriotic speech and disappears. It turns out she had the wool pulled over her eyes—quite literally. Three weeks later she’s found dead, her body pressed into a bale of wool. When Inspector Roderick Alleyn pays a visit to her country home, he meets two fine, handsome men and two lovely young women, all of whom have reason to be grateful to dear Flossie for saving their lives. But as Inspector Alleyn learns, there are secrets aplenty hiding in the floorboards of that sheep station, and one in particular conceals a murderous motive that has the look and smell of treason.

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Summary

Summary

Ngaio Marsh returns to her New Zealand roots to transplant the classic country-house murder mystery to an upland sheep station on South Island and produces one of her most exotic and intriguing novels.

One summer evening in 1942, Flossie Rubrick, a Member of Parliament and one of the most formidable women in New Zealand, goes to her husband’s wool shed to rehearse a patriotic speech and disappears. It turns out she had the wool pulled over her eyes—quite literally. Three weeks later she’s found dead, her body pressed into a bale of wool.

When Inspector Roderick Alleyn pays a visit to her country home, he meets two fine, handsome men and two lovely young women, all of whom have reason to be grateful to dear Flossie for saving their lives. But as Inspector Alleyn learns, there are secrets aplenty hiding in the floorboards of that sheep station, and one in particular conceals a murderous motive that has the look and smell of treason.

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Editorial Reviews

“Nadia May reads the tale in a hoarse, raspy voice, which seems appropriate for a story set on the dusty plains on New Zealand” AudioFile

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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, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.30
Audience: Adult
Language: English