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It was planned as an act of charity: a new piano for the parish hall, an amusing play to finance the gift. The question now under bitter discussion is, who shall play the overture?

Though Eleanor Prentice wins, on the night of the performance, she cannot play. Miss Campanula steps triumphantly into the breach - a chord was is, a shot rings out, and Miss Campanula is dead, shot between the eyes. A case of sinister infatuation for the brilliant Chief Detective-Inspector Alleyn.

©1939 Ngaio Marsh (P)2010 Hachette Digital

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  • DJDecca
  • 26-11-2016

Music Can Be Murder

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this to anyone who likes a "cozy" mystery. Well written, in typical Ngaio Marsh style.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Roderick Alleyn, of course. The urbane and insightful detective.

What about Anton Lesser’s performance did you like?

I've enjoyed his film performances so much that I was eager to listen to his performances as a narrator. I was not disappointed. He is wonderful to listen to.

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No extreme reactions, but it was a nice relaxing listen that kept me guessing.

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  • Juanita Fogarty
  • 12-02-2017

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I enjoyed this book very much and particularly Anton Lesser 's gripping performance of it. Recommended.

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  • Joan Lane
  • 07-06-2020

inspector alleyn

great characters, descriptions of crimes clear but not gory. relationship between alleyn and Troy so subtle.

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  • Fiona Berry
  • 15-12-2019

Gentle whodunnit, expertly read

I have previously returned Ngaio Marsh books because if the poor pronunciation of Alleyn's name. Anton Lesser reads this book superbly. Very enjoyable.

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