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    Description

    A touring theatre company in New Zealand forms the basis of one of Marsh’s most ambitious and innovative novels.

    New Zealand theatrical manager Alfred Meyer wanted to celebrate his wife’s birthday in style. The piece de résistance would be the jeroboam of champagne which would descend gently into a nest of fern and coloured lights on the table, set up onstage after the performance.

    But something went horribly wrong. Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn witnessed it himself. Was Meyer’s death the product of Maori superstitions? Or something much more down to earth?

    ©1937 Original Text of 1937 by Ngaio Marsh (P)2015 Hachette Audio

    Commentaires

    "The brilliant Ngaio Marsh ranks with Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers." ( Times Literary Supplement)
    "The theatre detail is engrossing." (Margaret Lewis)
    "A far more ambitious novel than anything Marsh had attempted before." ( American Journal of Popular Culture)
    "Her work is as nearly flawless as makes no odds. Character, plot, wit, good writing, and sound technique." ( Sunday Times)
    "The finest writer in the English languange of the pure, classical puzzle whodunnit. Among the crime queens, Ngaio Marsh stands out as an Empress." ( The Sun)

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    • Mack Tennyson
    • 31/03/2016

    Great Imagery of New Zealand

    Besides a good detective novel, the rich descriptions of New Zealand had me looking up the cost of Airplane tickets to there.

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    • Sarah
    • 13/08/2017

    Old School Mystery

    Too complicated, too many characters. That said, the characters were well drawn and well developed. The narrator was faultless - super job of giving each character a unique voice. I got this as it was the selection of the month for a book club. I did enjoy it and would recommend it if you want a cozy mystery that is not easy to figure out.

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    • Kindle Customer
    • 18/07/2021

    amazing voice acting

    Marsh's characters come alive with the great voice acting. Good solid story set in New Zealand. Hard to guess how the murderer got to the scene of the action. Recommended

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    • Mrs. Barnes
    • 21/03/2021

    Excellent Narration of A Classic Mystery

    Disclaimer: I am already a fan of Ngaio Marsh books, so am rather biased in regards to the tale itself. This tale is especially lovely in that it takes place in New Zealand in the mid-1930s, the language is quaint, and the scene descriptions delightful. James Saxon, the narrator, uses charming accents and voices for the different characters. He is now one of my favorite narrators and I shall look for examples of his work just for the pleasure of hearing his portrayals of other characters.10/10 recommend this performance.

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    • Carol Waller
    • 25/05/2020

    Need to edit out the bits from the CD

    Audible needs to remove the Chivers edition mention and the “end of disk 7” line.

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    • Lynnelle
    • 15/07/2019

    Vintage Murder

    I am a reader who likes Ngaio Marsh more than Agatha Christie. I have read most of each author's work. But what are snapping eyes?

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    • Mom
    • 29/01/2019

    Excellent Narrator. Interesting plot and characters.

    Another good audio book with a very good reader. All the voices were excellent. The plot was one of Ngaio Marsh many theatre based ones. She was very good at them! A rare peek for us in 2019 world, to a time and place before WWII in a country we don't often read about. Early Alleyn one, being #5, written in 1936.

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    • J. Buff
    • 30/06/2017

    Too complex

    I usually enjoy Ngaio Marsh stories but this one seemed unnecessarily complex. There were too many characters with very similar personalities which made the story was hard to follow.

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    • Jamie Kopp
    • 03/02/2017

    classic

    If you could sum up Vintage Murder in three words, what would they be?

    Great story

    What was one of the most memorable moments of Vintage Murder?

    The interview between the main character and the doctor

    What does James Saxon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I was a little disappointed with his voice. I picture a stronger more masculine voice.
    The stories are terrific so I will purchase again and again.

    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Of course when he solves the case is the best part, although the picnic with the leading lady was especially descriptive.

    Any additional comments?

    I will listen to all of these books.