A collection of the BBC’s dramatisations of Ngaio Marsh’s most famous sleuth: Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn.
This collection includes the following works by Ngaio Marsh:
‘A Man Lay Dead’ – the gentleman detective tackles a country house party murder.
‘A Surfeit of Lampreys’ – gentleman sleuth Inspector Alleyn probes a grisly death of the head of a spendthrift aristocratic family.
‘Opening Night ‘ – when a leading actor is found gassed in his dressing room, it looks like suicide. But it transpires he was so detested that everyone had a motive for his murder.
‘When in Rome ‘ – 1970s Rome. Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn is incognito and on the trail of a vast drugs syndicate – and some exceptionally unsavoury blackmail. But he hasn’t reckoned on murder.