"Nadia May brings all her storytelling expertise to the complicated plot,
managing to keep the numerous characters distinct and identifiable. She ably imparts a
suitable accent to the French characters and also conveys a credible portrayal of an
It was an exotic end for an English spinster.
En route to a family vacation on the French Riviera, Inspector Roderick Alleyn glimpses from
the train a shocking tableau. In a moonlit window, a white-robed figure raises a knife to a
womans shadow. Thus begins his incognito exploration of the Chateau of the Silver Goat. . .
where a jet-set cults way of life could spell death for a maiden lady of a certain age
and even for Alleyns own young son, unless he can unveil its illicit
Ngaio Marsh, a native New Zealander whose name means "flowering tree" in Maori, was a detective story writer and theatrical producer. She was awarded the Order of the British Empire for her classic mysteries. The continuing popularity of her hero, Scotland Yard's Inspector Roderick Alleyn, has assured her a lasting place among the world's top mystery authors.
Nadia May has been nominated as an AudioFile Golden Voice five years running and is a winner of thirteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. She is the co-founder of TheatreFirst, a theater company in the San Francisco Bay Area where she currently lives.
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