When in Rome

By Ngaio Marsh
Read by Nadia May

The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries: Book 26

7.55 Hours 08/01/1997 unabridged
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On a late Saturday in April, the venerable Roman church of San Tommaso in Pallaria became the site of a most curious assemblage. A superannuated jet-setter and her junkie nephew, a bad-tempered, ultra-British Major, a boisterous Baron and Baroness bearing an astonishing resemblance to one another, and an extremely reticent bestselling author were being gathered together for an exclusive tour of Rome’s ancient ruins that was promised to be “most unconventional.” Which, indeed, it would be. All sorts of new activities, plus some surprises. Like murder, blackmail, and drug-running. Superintendent Roderick Alleyn, brought to Italy by an international probe of drug smuggling, finds himself in the middle of the most baffling case of his career, an intricate web in which each and every one of his suspects could be a killer—or a victim. Or both.

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Summary

Summary

On a late Saturday in April, the venerable Roman church of San Tommaso in Pallaria became the site of a most curious assemblage. A superannuated jet-setter and her junkie nephew, a bad-tempered, ultra-British Major, a boisterous Baron and Baroness bearing an astonishing resemblance to one another, and an extremely reticent bestselling author were being gathered together for an exclusive tour of Rome’s ancient ruins that was promised to be “most unconventional.” Which, indeed, it would be. All sorts of new activities, plus some surprises. Like murder, blackmail, and drug-running. Superintendent Roderick Alleyn, brought to Italy by an international probe of drug smuggling, finds himself in the middle of the most baffling case of his career, an intricate web in which each and every one of his suspects could be a killer—or a victim. Or both.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Blackmail and drug-dealing on the Tiber...Fastidious writing, telling character sketches, a fine appreciation of place.” Sunday Times (London)
“Excellent Roman detailed background...a lively thriller whodunnit.” Observer (London)
“One of her best books for a long time...keeps us guessing most craftily.” Daily Telegraph (London)

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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
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 7.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English