Alleyn: A Man Lay Dead : AND A Surfeit of Lampreys CD-Audio
by Ngaio Marsh
Part of the BBC Radio Crimes series
In "A 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.
In "A Surfeit of Lampreys", like all good aristocrats, the 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.
Jeremy Clyde stars as Chief Inspector Alleyn in these BBC Radio dramatisations of two of Ngaio Marsh's much-loved mysteries.
- Format: CD-Audio
- Pages: 2 pages
- Publisher: BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House
- Publication Date: 06/05/2010
- Category: Classic crime
- ISBN: 9781408466933