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When in Rome [KINDLE] ❄ When in Rome Author Ngaio Marsh – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Murder takes a Roman holidayOn an exclusive guided tour of Rome's ancient ruins a motley crew of tourists gets than the price of admission For amidst the serpentine passages of an underground crypt th Murder takes a Roman holidayOn an exclusive guided tour of Rome's ancient ruins a motley crew of tourists gets than the price of admission For amidst the serpentine passages of an underground crypt the shady tour guide disappears a mysterious murder occurs and Inspector Roderick Alleyn undercover on an international drug bust must focus his When in Kindle - keen eye on than just Rome's breathtaking sights.

  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • When in Rome
  • Ngaio Marsh
  • English
  • 05 February 2016
  • 9780515075045

10 thoughts on “When in Rome

  1. Susan Susan says:

    This 26th Roderick Alleyn mystery was published in 1970 It involves Alleyn going undercover in Rome taking part in an assorted tour group run by Sebastian MailerMr Mailer is an extremely unpleasant man as are to be honest the majority of the tourists However as in many such crime books there is a lot going on beneath the surface than first appears This novel deals with drugs blackmail and various secrets which all of those involved are hidingOverall this has an interesting setting but I was a little under whelmed by the ending However I was enthused to have Fox on telephone rather than in person admittedly use the word 'groovy'

  2. Theresa Theresa says:

    35 Inspector Alleyn works with Interpol to catch an international drug ring in this charmingly dated mystery

  3. Karina Karina says:

    Last read 13th November 2013 Beautiful writing it conveyed most powerfully the sense of Romebut let down somewhat by it's dated air Set in the 1960s use of words like 'groovy' and 'turn on' for drugs made me flinch a bit especially when the 1930s set books seem timeless somehow The usual suspects homophobia snobbery and xenophobia rear their ugly little heads you read Ngaio Marsh despite these not because of them though they are instructive in their way of a world view that seems so ludicrous as to be near extinction

  4. Jill Jill says:

    Another book where Alleyn is working undercover in Rome for Scotland Yard This time he is on the trail of a drug syndicate which he believes is run by a man called Sebastian Mailer We meet Mailer at the beginning of the book where he is involved with a famous author and the loss of a manuscript When we next meet Mailer he is running a tour group of Rome and we find he is running a blackmail business as well as a drugs racket The story goes from there with Alleyn being careful not to unset the local authorities joins a tour group run by Mailer but all is not straight forward I thought this was one of Marsh's better stories although I did miss Fox who is a mainstay of the series I was surprised by the ending but not because of of the result of the investigation but because of Alleyn's attitude towards it

  5. FangirlNation FangirlNation says:

    As When in Rome written in 1970 by Ngaio Marsh opens famous author Barnaby Grant is visiting Rome where his greatest novel Simon is set when he loses the briefcase that contains the only manuscript of his book He is relieved greatly three days later when Sebastian Mailer returns the book and asks Grant to read his own novella which contains a minor theme from Grant’s book A year later Mailer uses this to argue that Grant plagiarized from Mailer’s book and uses that to blackmail Grant into becoming the special guest of Mailer’s exclusive and highly expensive tour under the name of Il Cicerone highlighting locations featured in Grant’s bookRead the rest of this review and other fun geeky articles at Fangirl Nation

  6. Leslie Leslie says:

    While I liked the Italian setting the mystery itself was not one of Marsh's best And some of the slang really dates the book

  7. ladydusk ladydusk says:

    Two years and six days later after at least 2 restarts I've finished It isn't that I didn't want to read it or that I wasn't enjoying it rather it wasn't a priority and I wasn't entirely engaged It would fall down below other books and then I'd realize it had been months since I read any of it Even this final re start which began on June 30 or thereabout took a while to get going and I read the final two chapters this afternoonTo some extent the jargon is dated and some of the implied conversations that made sense in context in the 1970s did so less sense today This made reading it effort than I generally put to a mystery I had to carefully read each word and do some deciphering to carry on with the story and the plot But then I read most of the end in a sitting because I had to know It took a while for the plot to develop to that stateThis is an improbable cast of characters thrown together on a tour of Rome Why they registered for this tour is a uestion that matters to the outcome of the plot Some have motive some have none for a crime against a fellow view spoilerIt's also not obviously a murder for a long time It takes a long time for the plot to come round to dead bodies It's rather slow to develop Haha hide spoiler

  8. ShanDizzy ShanDizzy says:

    Set in the 1960s in Rome where Alleyn is on the trail of a notorious drug runner and one of his minions is killed while conducting a tour or Roman ruinsof Alleyn after finding Mailer's body down the ancient well in the excavated ruins What he sourly asked himself was the position of a British investigator in Rome when a British subject of criminal propensities had almost certainly been murdered possibly by another Briton not impossibly by a Dutchman not uite inconceivably by an Italian on property administered by an Irish order of Dominican monks?

  9. Barbara Barbara says:

    A very satisfying detective story in the classic mode Published in 1970 and presumably set then given the reference to the musical Hair but feels old fashioned than that due to the manners of the characters involvedI will be looking out for further Ngaio Marsh books particularly those set in New Zealand

  10. Tara Tara says:

    Having traveled to Roma last year this book brought back lovely memories of a city that exists both in the past and the present I even visited the site of the murder a beautiful church which has existed for centuries and was a prime example of different historical periods in one of the world's oldest cities In terms of the book itself our erstwhile hero Detective Alleyn has traveled undercover to Rome on the heels of a drug smuggler But things uickly go sideways and Alleyn must work with the local police to solve the many crimes that occur Its the usual cast of characters including young lovers but an interesting turn and a new setting I did miss the charming interplay between Alleyn and Fox but otherwise it was a mystery I would recommend

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10 thoughts on “When in Rome

  1. Susan Susan says:

    This 26th Roderick Alleyn mystery was published in 1970 It involves Alleyn going undercover in Rome taking part in an assorted tour group run by Sebastian MailerMr Mailer is an extremely unpleasant man as are to be honest the majority of the tourists However as in many such crime books there is a lot going on beneath the surface than first appears This novel deals with drugs blackmail and various secrets which all of those involved are hidingOverall this has an interesting setting but I was a little under whelmed by the ending However I was enthused to have Fox on telephone rather than in person admittedly use the word 'groovy'

  2. Theresa Theresa says:

    35 Inspector Alleyn works with Interpol to catch an international drug ring in this charmingly dated mystery

  3. Karina Karina says:

    Last read 13th November 2013 Beautiful writing it conveyed most powerfully the sense of Romebut let down somewhat by it's dated air Set in the 1960s use of words like 'groovy' and 'turn on' for drugs made me flinch a bit especially when the 1930s set books seem timeless somehow The usual suspects homophobia snobbery and xenophobia rear their ugly little heads you read Ngaio Marsh despite these not because of them though they are instructive in their way of a world view that seems so ludicrous as to be near extinction

  4. Jill Jill says:

    Another book where Alleyn is working undercover in Rome for Scotland Yard This time he is on the trail of a drug syndicate which he believes is run by a man called Sebastian Mailer We meet Mailer at the beginning of the book where he is involved with a famous author and the loss of a manuscript When we next meet Mailer he is running a tour group of Rome and we find he is running a blackmail business as well as a drugs racket The story goes from there with Alleyn being careful not to unset the local authorities joins a tour group run by Mailer but all is not straight forward I thought this was one of Marsh's better stories although I did miss Fox who is a mainstay of the series I was surprised by the ending but not because of of the result of the investigation but because of Alleyn's attitude towards it

  5. FangirlNation FangirlNation says:

    As When in Rome written in 1970 by Ngaio Marsh opens famous author Barnaby Grant is visiting Rome where his greatest novel Simon is set when he loses the briefcase that contains the only manuscript of his book He is relieved greatly three days later when Sebastian Mailer returns the book and asks Grant to read his own novella which contains a minor theme from Grant’s book A year later Mailer uses this to argue that Grant plagiarized from Mailer’s book and uses that to blackmail Grant into becoming the special guest of Mailer’s exclusive and highly expensive tour under the name of Il Cicerone highlighting locations featured in Grant’s bookRead the rest of this review and other fun geeky articles at Fangirl Nation

  6. Leslie Leslie says:

    While I liked the Italian setting the mystery itself was not one of Marsh's best And some of the slang really dates the book

  7. ladydusk ladydusk says:

    Two years and six days later after at least 2 restarts I've finished It isn't that I didn't want to read it or that I wasn't enjoying it rather it wasn't a priority and I wasn't entirely engaged It would fall down below other books and then I'd realize it had been months since I read any of it Even this final re start which began on June 30 or thereabout took a while to get going and I read the final two chapters this afternoonTo some extent the jargon is dated and some of the implied conversations that made sense in context in the 1970s did so less sense today This made reading it effort than I generally put to a mystery I had to carefully read each word and do some deciphering to carry on with the story and the plot But then I read most of the end in a sitting because I had to know It took a while for the plot to develop to that stateThis is an improbable cast of characters thrown together on a tour of Rome Why they registered for this tour is a uestion that matters to the outcome of the plot Some have motive some have none for a crime against a fellow view spoilerIt's also not obviously a murder for a long time It takes a long time for the plot to come round to dead bodies It's rather slow to develop Haha hide spoiler

  8. ShanDizzy ShanDizzy says:

    Set in the 1960s in Rome where Alleyn is on the trail of a notorious drug runner and one of his minions is killed while conducting a tour or Roman ruinsof Alleyn after finding Mailer's body down the ancient well in the excavated ruins What he sourly asked himself was the position of a British investigator in Rome when a British subject of criminal propensities had almost certainly been murdered possibly by another Briton not impossibly by a Dutchman not uite inconceivably by an Italian on property administered by an Irish order of Dominican monks?

  9. Barbara Barbara says:

    A very satisfying detective story in the classic mode Published in 1970 and presumably set then given the reference to the musical Hair but feels old fashioned than that due to the manners of the characters involvedI will be looking out for further Ngaio Marsh books particularly those set in New Zealand

  10. Tara Tara says:

    Having traveled to Roma last year this book brought back lovely memories of a city that exists both in the past and the present I even visited the site of the murder a beautiful church which has existed for centuries and was a prime example of different historical periods in one of the world's oldest cities In terms of the book itself our erstwhile hero Detective Alleyn has traveled undercover to Rome on the heels of a drug smuggler But things uickly go sideways and Alleyn must work with the local police to solve the many crimes that occur Its the usual cast of characters including young lovers but an interesting turn and a new setting I did miss the charming interplay between Alleyn and Fox but otherwise it was a mystery I would recommend

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