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Ngaio Marsh Inspector Alleyn 3-Book Collection 2: Death in Ecstasy, Vintage Murder, Artists in Crime

Ngaio Marsh Swing, Brother, Swing


Another classic Ngaio Marsh novel reissued.The music rises to a climax: Lord Pastern aims his revolver and fires. The figure in the spotlight falls – and the coup-de-théatre has become murder… Has the eccentric peer let hatred of his future son-in-law go too far? Or will a tangle of jealousies and blackmail reveal to Inspector Alleyn an altogether different murderer?

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Ngaio Marsh A Man Lay Dead


Commemorating 75 years since the Empress of Crime’s first book, the first volume of the 32 Inspector Alleyn mysteries.Sir Hubert Handesley's extravagant weekend house-parties are deservedly famous for his exciting Murder Game. But when the lights go up this time, there is a real corpse with a real dagger in the back. All seven suspects have skilful alibis – so Chief Detective Inspector Roderick Alleyn has to figure out the whodunit…

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Ngaio Marsh Inspector Alleyn 3-Book Collection 11: Photo-Finish, Light Thickens, Black Beech and Honeydew


The final volume in a set of omnibus editions presenting the complete run of 32 Inspector Alleyn mysteries.PHOTO-FINISHThe luxury mansion on New Zealand's Lake Waihoe is the ideal place for a world-famous soprano to rest after her triumphant tour. Among the other guests are Chief Superintendent Alleyn and his wife – but theirs is not a social visit. When tragedy strikes, and isolated by one of the lake's sudden storms, Alleyn faces one of his trickiest cases…LIGHT THICKENSPeregrine Jay, owner of the Dolphin Theatre, is putting on a magnificent production of Macbeth, the play that, superstition says, always brings bad luck. But one night the claymore swings and the dummy's head is more than real: murder behind the scene. Luckily, Chief Superintendent Roderick Alleyn is in the audience…BLACK BEECH AND HONEYDEWWith all the insight and style her readers came to expect of her, Ngaio Marsh's autobiography captures all the joys, fears and hopes of a spirited young woman growing up in Christchurch, and charts her theatre and writing careers both in New Zealand and the UK. This sanguine, unpretentious and revealing book has been acclaimed for telling her most distinguished mystery – who was Ngaio Marsh?

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Ngaio Marsh Colour Scheme


Often regarded as her most interesting book and set on New Zealand’s North Island, Ngaio Marsh herself considered this to be her best-written novel.It was a horrible death – Maurice Questing was lured into a pool of boiling mud and left there to die.Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn, far from home on a wartime quest for German agents, knew that any number of people could have killed him: the English exiles he’d hated, the New Zealanders he’d despised or the Maoris he’d insulted. Even the spies he’d thwarted – if he wasn’t a spy himself…

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Ngaio Marsh Overture to Death


A classic Ngaio Marsh novel in which she more than lives up to her reputation as a crime writer of intelligence and style.It was planned as an act of charity: a new piano for the parish hall, an amusing play to finance the gift.But its execution was doomed when Miss Campanula sat down to play. A chord was struck, a shot rang out and Miss Campanula was dead.A case of sinister infatuation for the brilliant Chief Detective-Inspector Alleyn.

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Ngaio Marsh Final Curtain


A country house murder, artistic insight and the post-war reunion of Alleyn and Troy combine in Ngaio Marsh’s wittiest and most readable novel.Agatha Troy, world famous portrait painter, is inveigled into accepting a commission to paint the 70-year-old Sir Henry Ancred, Bart., the Grand Old Man of the stage. But just as she has completed her portrait, the old actor dies.The dramatic circumstances of his death are such that Scotland Yard is called in – in the person of Troy’s long-absent husband, Chief Detective-Inspector Roderick Alleyn…

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Ngaio Marsh Inspector Alleyn 3-Book Collection 3: Death in a White Tie, Overture to Death, Death at the Bar


Commemorating 75 years since the Empress of Crime’s first book, the third volume in a set of omnibus editions presenting the complete run of 32 Inspector Alleyn mysteries.DEATH IN A WHITE TIEThe season has begun. Débutantes and chaperones are planning their gala dinners – and the blackmailer is planning strategies to stalk his next victim. But Chief Detective Inspector Roderick Alleyn knows that something is up and has already planted his friend Lord Gospell at the dinner. But someone else has got there first…OVERTURE TO DEATHIt was planned as an act of charity: a new piano for the parish hall, and an amusing evening's entertainment to finance the gift. But all is doomed when Miss Campanula sits down to play. A chord is struck, a shot rings out, and Miss Campanula is dead.it seems to be a case of sinister infatuation for Roderick Alleyn…DEATH AT THE BARA midsummer evening – darts night at The Plume of Feathers, a traditional Devonshire public house. A distinguished painter, a celebrated actor, a woman graduate, a plump lady from County Clare and a local farmer all play their parts in a fatal experiment which calls for the investigative expertise of Inspector Alleyn…

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Ngaio Marsh Death on the Air: and other stories


The only collection of Ngaio Marsh short stories, first published in 1995 to celebrate her centenary, now with two additional stories.A man dies with his hand on a radio dial. A disguised aristocrat finds murder at the opening night of a play. A cryptogram produces death in an English churchyard. These are the short cases of Scotland Yard’s Inspector Roderick Alleyn who, with his lovely wife Agatha Troy, charmed his way through more than thirty novels. The book concludes with a script written for the television series Crown Court, in which the lead was played by Joan Hickson who later became famous as Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple.Death on the Air and Other Stories serves both as the perfect introduction to Ngaio Marsh and as a nostalgic journey for the aficionado, each story echoing the themes explored in her detective novels.

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Ngaio Marsh - Wikipedia

Dame Edith Ngaio Marsh DBE (/ ˈnaɪ.oʊ /; 23 April 1895 – 18 February 1982) was a New Zealand crime writer and theatre director. She was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1966. Marsh is known as one of the "Queens of Crime", along with Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Margery Allingham.

Roderick Alleyn - Wikipedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Roderick Alleyn is a fictional character who first appeared in 1934. He is the policeman hero of the 32 detective novels of Ngaio Marsh. Marsh and her gentleman detective belong firmly in the Golden Age of Detective Fiction, although the last Alleyn novel, Light Thickens, was published in 1982.

Ngaio Marsh – Wikipedia

Ngaio Marsh, ca. 1935 Dame Edith Ngaio Marsh DBE (* 23. April 1895 in Merivale, Christchurch; † 18. Februar 1982 in Christchurch, Neuseeland) war eine neuseeländische Schriftstellerin, Schauspielerin und Theaterregisseurin.

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Roderick Alleyn Series by Ngaio Marsh - Goodreads

aka: Inspector Alleyn series English detective series, written from the 1930s to the 1980s. Book 1. A Man Lay Dead. by Ngaio Marsh. 3.80 · 11421 Ratings · 696 Reviews · published 1934 · 56 editions. At Sir Hubert Handesley's country house party, fiv… More. Want to Read. Shelving menu. Shelve A Man Lay Dead. Want to Read; Currently Reading; Read; Add New Shelf; Done. Shelving menu. Want ...

The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries - Wikipedia

The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries is a British detective television series, broadcast on BBC1, which was adapted from nine of the novels by Dame Ngaio Marsh, featuring the character Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn. The pilot episode was shown in 1990, and two series followed, in 1993 and 1994. In the pilot, Simon Williams played the part of Alleyn.

Roderick Alleyn – Wikipedia

Die 32 Romane Marshs sind chronologisch aufgebaut. Im ersten Roman „Das Todesspiel“ (A Man lay dead, 1934) ist er Chief Inspector. Im Verlauf der Romane heiratet Alleyn, wird Vater eines Sohnes und wird letztendlich zum Chief Superintendent befördert. Der „Gentleman detective“ als Kunstgriff der Kriminalliteratur

The Roderick Alleyn Mystery Series in Order by Ngaio Marsh ...

Series list: A Roderick Alleyn Mystery (34 Books) by Ngaio Marsh. A sortable list in reading order and chronological order with publication date, genre, and rating.

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Ngaio Marsh was a crime writer from New Zealand and a contemporary of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers. She was the bestselling author of the Inspector Alleyn series, a series of thirty-two mystery novels about a London detective.

Scales of Justice (novel) - Wikipedia

Scales of Justice is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh. it is the eighteenth novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1955.With a classic 'Golden Age' crime novel's setting, in the idyllic, self-contained, rural English community of Swevenings, the suspects all members of a tight-knit social group revolving around the local baronet and his family (the Lacklanders), the plot ...

Vintage Murder (Roderick Alleyn, #5) by Ngaio Marsh

Vintage Murder (1937) by Ngaio Marsh finds Inspector Roderick Alleyn on a rest cure holiday in the large island country of New Zealand. He's recovering from some unnamed injury acquired in the line of duty and he's hoping for a trip full of nothing but peace and quiet. However, while traveling cross-country by train he encounters a touring acting company which includes one familiar face (found ...

The Inspector Alleyn mystery series, by Ngaio Marsh ...

Inspector Roderick Alleyn of Scotland Yard, created by Ngaio Marsh, and featured in 32 mysteries published between 1934 and 1982, is one of the most famous and long-lived fictional detectives out there.

Off with His Head - Wikipedia

(Redirected from Off With His Head) Off with His Head is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the nineteenth novel to feature Roderick Alleyn. It was first published in the USA (by Little, Brown of Boston) in 1956, under the title Death of a Fool, and in the UK (by Collins) in 1957.

Ngaio Marsh Books In Publication & Chronological Order ...

Ngaio Marsh Books into Movies/TV ‘Death in Ecstasy’ and ‘Artists in Crime’ were turned into TV episodes in the 1960s. Four other novels were adapted for TV in New Zealand. The entire project was called ‘Ngaio Marsh Theater’. ‘The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries’ was a BBC detective show that premiered in 1993. It adapted nine more ...

Ngaio Marsh - Penguin Books

Ngaio Marsh was a New Zealand author best known for her 32 Golden Age detective novels featuring Chief Detective Inspector Roderick Alleyn. She is widely regarded as one of the 'Queens of Crime', along with Agatha Christie, D. L. Sayers and Margery Allingham. In 1948, she received an OBE, and in 1966 she became a Dame of the British Empire for services to theatre and literature in New Zealand ...

When in Rome (Roderick Alleyn, #26) by Ngaio Marsh

The Inspector Alleyn mystery series by Ngaio Marsh is one of the classics, like Agatha Christie's mystery books or those of Josephine Tey... to name a few. I've enjoyed 13 of the books so far, all entertaining and excellent mysteries. When in Rome is one of the later books, originally published in 1970 and it finds Alleyn on his own, working undercover for Scotland Yard and Interpol in Rome ...

Das Todesspiel: Ein Fall für Inspector Alleyn (Inspector ...

Ngaio Marsh hat sich im Verlauf der Serie sogar selbst verewigt. Bei der Figur Agatha Troy, die später für Inspector Alleyn sehr wichtig werden wird, handelt es sich um das Alter Ego der Autorin. Wer Freude an Krimis von Agatha Christie, S.S. van Dine oder Dorothy Sayers hat, der sollte hier unbedingt zugreifen. Zwar wirkt dieses Erstwerk von Ngaio Marsh noch nicht ganz so geschliffen und so ...

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#ArtistsInCrime #AudiobookBook: Artists in CrimeType: Audiobook Language: EnglishAuthor: Ngaio MarshNarrated: Benedict Cumberbatch Plot: The model Sonia Gluc...

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1-16 of 578 results for "Ngaio Marsh" A Man Lay Dead: Inspector Roderick Alleyn #1 (Inspectr Roderick Alleyn) Book 1 of 32: Inspectr Roderick Alleyn | by Ngaio Marsh | Nov 16, 2011. 4.2 out of 5 stars 191. Kindle $9.49 $ 9. 49 $9.99 $9.99. Available instantly. Audible Audiobook $0.00 $ 0. 00 $20.65 $20.65. Free with Audible trial. Paperback $14.95 $ 14. 95. Get it as soon as Wed, Oct 21. FREE ...

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Inspector Alleyn 3-Book Collection 4: A Surfeit of Lampreys, Death and the Dancing Footman, Colour Scheme (The Ngaio Marsh Collection) (English Edition) von Ngaio Marsh | 12. September 2013. 4,6 von 5 Sternen 39. Kindle 12,99 € 12,99 € Sofort lieferbar. Taschenbuch Inspector Alleyn 3-Book Collection 3: Death in a White Tie, Overture to Death, Death at the Bar (The Ngaio Marsh Collection ...

Ngaio Marsh - Book Series In Order

Edith Ngaio Marsh was born in Christchurch, New Zealand on 23rd in the month of April the year 1895. Although that date was the one registered as the date of birth, there has always been some uncertainties due to the fact that her father neglected to register her birth until the year 1900. During her lifetime, her main occupation was writing. Most of the books she wrote were about issues of ...

When in Rome by Ngaio Marsh, radio drama - YouTube

Dramatised by Michael BakewellRome in the 1970s: the glamorous Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn is incognito and on the trail of a vast drugs syndicate and s...

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Check out this great listen on Audible.com. 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 count...

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It was called Ngaio Marsh Theatre and starred British actor George Baker as Inspector Roderick Alleyn. You can watch Died in the Wool , the one with the murderous hay bale, online right here . In the 1990s, BBC1 adapted nine of Marsh’s novels for The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries in which Simon Williams and, later, Patrick Malahide , portrayed Inspector Alleyn.

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A Man Lay Dead: Inspector Roderick Alleyn #1 (Inspectr ...

Ngaio Marsh (1985-1982) was one of the four “Queens of Crime” (the others being Marjorie Allingham, Agatha Christie, and Dorothy L. Sayers) who largely defined the 20th Century English murder mystery. All her mystery novels feature Inspector Roderick Alleyn of Scotland Yard, and the 1934 A MAN LAY DEAD is his first appearance. Most writers go through an apprentice period, and in truth A ...

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Ngaio Marsh: Das Todesspiel (2019) Info des Lübbe Verlags: ... Detective Inspector Roderick Alleyns erster Fall. Ngaio Marsh: Das Todesspiel. (A Man Lay Dead, 1934). Ein Fall für Inspector Alleyn. Aus dem Englischen neu übersetzt von Holger Hanowell. Köln: Lübbe, 2019 (1. Aufl. - Bern u.a.: Scherz, 1948), Lübbe Taschenbuch Nr. 17891, ca. 240 S., 10.00 Euro (D), eBook 6.99 Euro (D). Ngaio ...

Der Handschuh: Amazon.de: Marsh, Ngaio, Wölfl, Norbert: Bücher

Ngaio Marsh wurde 1978 zum »Grand Master« der Mystery Writers of America ernannt, zwei Mal für den Edgar-Allan-Poe-Award nominiert und ein Mal mit dem Silver Dagger ausgezeichnet. Sie wird heute in einem Atemzug mit Dorothy Sayers und Agatha Christie genannt und wurde mit ihren Romanen um den adeligen Inspektor Roderick Alleyn weltberühmt.

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Inspector Roderick Alleyn has been invited to an opening night, a new play in which two characters quarrel and then struggle for a gun, with predictably sad results. Even sadder, the gun was not, in fact, loaded with blanks. And when it comes to interviewing witnesses, actors can be a deceptive lot . . . “It’s time to start comparing Christie to Marsh instead of the other way around ...

Das Todesspiel | Buch

Ngaio Marsh. Das Todesspiel. Ein Fall für Inspector Alleyn Band 1 der Reihe "Inspector-Alleyn-Reihe" Übersetzt von Holger Hanowell . Eine seltsam gemischte Gesellschaft trifft sich zu einem Wochenende auf einem Landsitz in England. Sir Hubert Handesley, der Gastgeber, ist bekannt für seine geistreichen Gesellschaftsspiele. Diesmal schlägt er das Todesspiel vor, bei dem einer der ...

Money in the Morgue: The New Inspector Alleyn Mystery ...

Roderick Alleyn is back in this unique crime novel begun by Ngaio Marsh during the Second World War and now completed by Stella Duffy in a way that has delighted reviewers and critics alike.

Inspector Alleyn 3-Book Collection 8: Death at the Dolphin ...

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Ngaio Marsh wurde 1978 zum 'Grand Master' der Mystery Writers of America ernannt, zwei Mal für den Edgar-Allan-Poe-Award nominiert und ein Mal mit dem Silver Dagger ausgezeichnet. Sie wird heute in einem Atemzug mit Dorothy Sayers und Agatha Christie genannt und wurde mit ihren Romanen um den adeligen Inspektor Roderick Alleyn weltberühmt. Ngaio Marsh arbeitete und lebte zeitlebens ...

Das Todesspiel von Ngaio Marsh - Buch | Thalia

Edith Ngaio Marsh, DBE (* 23. 4. 1895 in Merivale; † 18. 2. 1982 in Neuseeland) war eine neuseeländische Schriftstellerin, Schauspielerin und Theaterregisseurin. Marsh gilt als eine der bedeutendsten Verfasserinnen der klassischen Detektivgeschichten, ihr Serienheld Roderick Alleyn - von adeliger Abstammung, zugleich aber Inspektor bei Scotland Yard - als Prototyp vieler Detektivfiguren ...

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Scales of Justice (Roderick Alleyn, #18) by Ngaio Marsh

Scales of Justice (1955) is one of Ngaio Marsh's most classically British mysteries. In fact, despite its 1955 printing date, it has a very pre-WWII feel to it. It is set in the standard small charming village with all the familiar figures--former British military types (Colonel Carterette, the murderee, and Commander Syce, an inebriate ex-navy man); the local landed gentry represented by Lady ...

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Ngaio Marsh: Stumme Zeugen

Ngaio Marsh: Stumme Zeugen (1995) Info des Goldmann Verlags: Auf unbegreiflich brutale Weise ist Oberst Cartarette auf seinem Fischgrund ermordet worden. Neben seine Leiche wurde eine prächtige Forelle gefunden. Inspektor Alleyn will beweisen, daß Fische nicht stumm sein müssen Die Forelle birgt für ihn den entscheidenden Hinweis auf den ...

Ein Schuss im Theater von Ngaio Marsh - eBook | Thalia

Edith Ngaio Marsh, DBE (* 23. 4. 1895 in Merivale; + 18. 2. 1982 in Neuseeland) war eine neuseeländische Schriftstellerin, Schauspielerin und Theaterregisseurin. Marsh gilt als eine der bedeutendsten Verfasserinnen der klassischen Detektivgeschichten, ihr Serienheld Roderick Alleyn - von adeliger Abstammung, zugleich aber Inspektor bei Scotland Yard - als Prototyp vieler Detektivfiguren. weit

Ngaio Marsh Death in Ecstasy


Another classic Ngaio Marsh novel.Who slipped cyanide into the ceremonial wine of ecstasy at the House of the Sacred Flame? The other initiates and the High Priest claim to be above earthly passions. But Roderick Alleyn discovers that the victim had provoked lust and jealousy, and he suspects that more evil still lurks behind the Sign of the Sacred Flame…

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Ngaio Marsh Last Ditch


A classic Ngaio Marsh novelYoung Rickie Alleyn had come to the Channel Islands to try to write, but village life was tedious – until he saw the stablehand in the ditch. Dead, it seemed, from an unlucky jump.It might have ended there had Rickie not noticed some strange and puzzling things. But Rickie’s father, Chief Superintendent Roderick Alleyn, had been discreetly summoned to the scene, and when Rickie disappeared, it was the last straw…

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Ngaio Marsh Inspector Alleyn 3-Book Collection 4: A Surfeit of Lampreys, Death and the Dancing Footman, Colour Scheme


Commemorating 75 years since the Empress of Crime’s first book, the fourth volume in a set of omnibus editions presenting the complete run of 32 Inspector Alleyn mysteriesSURFEIT OF LAMPREYSThe Lampreys were a peculiar family. They entertained their guests with charades – like rich Uncle Gabriel, who was always such a bore. The Lampreys thought if they jollied him up he would bail them out of poverty again. But Uncle Gabriel meets a violent end, and Chief Inspector Alleyn had to work out which of them killed him…DEATH AND THE DANCING FOOTMANIt begins as an entertainment: eight people, many of them adversaries, gathered for a winter weekend by a host with a love for theatre. It ends in snowbound disaster. Everyone has an alibi – and a motive as well. But Roderick Alleyn soon realizes that it all hangs on Thomas, the dancing footman…COLOUR SCHEMEIt was a horrible death -lured into a pool of boiling mud and left to die. Roderick Alleyn, far from home on a wartime quest for enemy agents, knows that any number of people could have killed him: the English exiles he'd hated, the New Zealanders he'd despised, or the Maoris he'd insulted. Even the spies he'd thwarted…

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Ngaio Marsh Inspector Alleyn 3-Book Collection 2


Commemorating 75 years since the Empress of Crime’s first book, the second volume in a set of omnibus editions presenting the complete run of 32 Inspector Alleyn mysteries.DEATH IN ECSTASY Who slipped cyanide into the ceremonial wine of ecstasy at the House of the Sacred Flame? The other initiates and the High Priest claim to be above earthly passions. But Roderick Alleyn discovers that the victim had provoked lust and jealousy, and he suspects that more evil still lurks behind the Sign of the Sacred Flame…VINTAGE MURDER New Zealand theatrical manager Alfred Meyer is planning a surprise for his wife's birthday – a jeroboam of champagne descending gently onto the stage after the performance. But, as Roderick Alleyn witnesses, something goes horribly wrong. Is the death the product of Maori superstitions – or something more down to earth?ARTISTS IN CRIME It starts as an art exercise – the knife under the drape, the pose outlined in chalk. But when Agatha Troy returns to her class, the scene has been re-enacted: the model is dead, fixed in the most dramatic pose Troy has ever seen. It's a difficult case for Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn. Is the woman he loves really a murderess…?

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Ngaio Marsh False Scent


Another classic Ngaio Marsh novel reissued.Mary Bellamy, darling of the London stage, holds a 50th birthday party, a gala for everyone who loves her and fears her power. Then someone uses a deadly insect spray on Mary instead of the azaleas. The suspects, all very theatrically, are playing the part of mourners. Superintendent Alleyn has to find out which one played the murderer…

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Ngaio Marsh Inspector Alleyn 3-Book Collection 5: Died in the Wool, Final Curtain, Swing Brother Swing


Commemorating 75 years since the Empress of Crime’s first book, the second volume in a set of omnibus editions presenting the complete run of 32 Inspector Alleyn mysteries.DIED IN THE WOOLOne summer evening in 1942 Flossie Rubrick, MP, one of the most formidable women in New Zealand, goes to her husband's wool shed to rehearse a patriotic speech – and disappears. Three weeks later she turns up at an auction – packed inside one of her own bales of wool and very, very dead…FINAL CURTAINJust as Agatha Troy, the world famous painter, completes her portrait of Sir Henry Ancred, the Grand Old Man of the stage, the old actor dies. The dramatic circumstances of his death are such that Scotland Yard is called in – in the person of Troy's long-absent husband, Chief Detective Inspector Roderick Alleyn…SWING, BROTHER, SWINGThe music rises to a climax: Lord Pastern aims his revolver and fires. The figure in the spotlight falls – and the coup-de-théatre has become murder… Has the eccentric peer let hatred of his future son-in-law go too far? Or will a tangle of jealousies and blackmail reveal to Inspector Alleyn an altogether different murderer?

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Ngaio Marsh Inspector Alleyn 3-Book Collection 1: A Man Lay Dead, Enter a Murderer, The Nursing Home Murder


Commemorating 75 years since the Empress of Crime’s first book, the first volume in a set of omnibus editions presenting the complete run of 32 Inspector Alleyn mysteries.A MAN LAY DEADSir Hubert Handesley's extravagant weekend house-parties are deservedly famous for his exciting Murder Game. But when the lights go up this time, there is a real corpse with a real dagger in the back. All seven suspects have skilful alibis – so Chief Detective Inspector Roderick Alleyn has to figure out the whodunit…ENTER A MURDERERThe crime scene was the stage of the Unicorn Theatre, when prop gun fired a very real bullet; the victim was an actor clawing his way to stardom using bribery instead of talent; and the suspects included two unwilling girlfriends and several relieved blackmail victims. The stage is set for one of Roderick Alleyn's most baffling cases…THE NURSING HOME MURDERA Harley Street surgeon and his attractive nurse are almost too nervous to operate. Their patient is the Home Secretary – and they both have very good personal reasons to want him dead. The operation is a complete success – but he dies within hours, and Inspector Alleyn must find out why…

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Ngaio Marsh Inspector Alleyn 3-Book Collection 4


Commemorating 75 years since the Empress of Crime’s first book, the fourth volume in a set of omnibus editions presenting the complete run of 32 Inspector Alleyn mysteriesSURFEIT OF LAMPREYS The Lampreys were a peculiar family. They entertained their guests with charades – like rich Uncle Gabriel, who was always such a bore. The Lampreys thought if they jollied him up he would bail them out of poverty again. But Uncle Gabriel meets a violent end, and Chief Inspector Alleyn had to work out which of them killed him…DEATH AND THE DANCING FOOTMAN It begins as an entertainment: eight people, many of them adversaries, gathered for a winter weekend by a host with a love for theatre. It ends in snowbound disaster. Everyone has an alibi – and a motive as well. But Roderick Alleyn soon realizes that it all hangs on Thomas, the dancing footman…COLOUR SCHEME It was a horrible death -lured into a pool of boiling mud and left to die. Roderick Alleyn, far from home on a wartime quest for enemy agents, knows that any number of people could have killed him: the English exiles he'd hated, the New Zealanders he'd despised, or the Maoris he'd insulted. Even the spies he'd thwarted…

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One of Ngaio Marsh’s most famous murder mysteries, which introduces Inspector Alleyn to his future wife, the irrepressible Agatha Troy.It started as a student exercise, the knife under the drape, the model’s pose chalked in place. But before Agatha Troy, artist and instructor, returns to the class, the pose has been re-enacted in earnest: the model is dead, fixed for ever in one of the most dramatic poses Troy has ever seen.It’s a difficult case for Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn. How can he believe that the woman he loves is a murderess? And yet no one can be above suspicion…

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