The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries: A Man Lay Dead/ A Surfeit of Lampreys (CD-Audio)

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Ngaio Marsh was a New Zealand author best known for her 32 Golden Age detective novels featuring Chief Detective Inspector Roderick Alleyn. She is widely regarded as one of the 'Queens of Crime', along with Agatha Christie, D. L. Sayers and Margery Allingham. In 1948, she received an OBE, and in 1966 she became a Dame of the British Empire for services to theatre and literature in New Zealand. She was awarded a Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement as a detective novelist from the Mystery Writers of America in 1978. Marsh died in Christchurch, New Zealand, in 1982. Her last novel,Light Thickens, was published posthumously the same year.

Two detective stories featuring gentleman detective Roderick Alleyn, adapted for BBC Radio. InA Man Lay Dead, a game of murders at Sir Hubert Handesley’s country house party becomes far too realistic for anyone’s liking. First a guest arrives with a dangerously lethal dagger and then, when the gong sounds to announce the start of the game, the victim plays dead in a very convincing manner. Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn believes the unusual dagger is a vital clue to the real-life murder, and soon he’s on the trail of a Russian secret society. InA Surfeit of Lampreys, the aristocratic Lampreys are charming but penniless so a visit from the wealthy head of their family is greatly anticipated. However, their Uncle Gabriel isn’t persuaded to part with his money and a row ensues. When a body is found in the lift leading to the Lampreys’ flat, Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn finds a family immersed in hidden secrets and intrigue.

2 CDs. 1 hr 53 mins.


ISBN 9781408466933
Genre FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
Format CD-Audio
Publisher Date 2010-08-10 00:00:00.0
Publisher Bbc Pubns
Copyright Year 2010
Height 5.0 in
Wdth 5.75 in
Thickness 0.25 in
Unit weight 0.25 lb
Language English
Subtitle A Man Lay Dead/ A Surfeit of Lampreys
Series Name The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries
Volume Number 2
Audience General/trade
Authors Marsh, Ngaio
Country of Origin United States

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