A Man Lay Dead & A Surfeit Of Lampreys : The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries CD-Audio
by Ngaio Marsh
Narrated by Full Cast, Jeremy Clyde
Two detective stories featuring gentleman detective Roderick Alleyn, adapted for BBC Radio. 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, 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.
- Format: CD-Audio
- Publisher: BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House
- Publication Date: 06/05/2010
- Category: Classic crime
- ISBN: 9781408466933