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Ngaio Marsh


New Zealand (1895 - 1982)

Dame Ngaio Marsh, one of New Zealand's most remarkable and charismatic women, was world-renowned as a leading crime fiction writer and as an eminent Shakespearian producer.

From her first book in 1934 to her final volume just before her death in 1982, Ngaio Marsh's work has remained legendary, consistently compared to that of Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham and Dorothy L Sayers. During her celebrated fifty-year career, Marsh was made a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, named Dame Commander, Order of the British Empire, won numerous prestigious awards and penned 32 mystery novels.
 
Series
Roderick Alleyn
1. A Man Lay Dead (1934)
2. Enter a Murderer (1935)
3. The Nursing Home Murder (1935)
4. Death in Ecstasy (1936)
5. Vintage Murder (1937)
6. Artists in Crime (1938)
7. Death in a White Tie (1938)
8. Overture to Death (1939)
9. Death at the Bar (1940)
10. Death of a Peer (1940)
     aka Surfeit of Lampreys
11. Death and the Dancing Footman (1941)
12. Colour Scheme (1943)
13. Died in the Wool (1944)
14. Final Curtain (1947)
15. A Wreath for Rivera (1949)
     aka Swing, Brother, Swing
16. Night at the Vulcan (1951)
     aka Opening Night
17. Spinsters in Jeopardy (1953)
     aka The Bride of Death
18. Scales of Justice (1955)
19. Death of a Fool (1956)
     aka Off with His Head
20. Singing in the Shrouds (1958)
21. False Scent (1959)
22. Hand in Glove (1962)
23. Dead Water (1963)
24. Killer Dolphin (1966)
     aka Death at the Dolphin
25. Clutch of Constables (1968)
26. When in Rome (1968)
27. Tied Up in Tinsel (1972)
28. Black As He's Painted (1974)
29. Last Ditch (1976)
30. A Grave Mistake (1978)
31. Photo Finish (1980)
32. Light Thickens (1982)
5 Complete Novels (omnibus) (1990)
Nursing Home Murder / Man Lay Dead / Final Curtain (omnibus) (1993)
Death in Ecstasy / Vintage Murder / Artists in Crime (omnibus) (2009)
Death in a White Tie / Overture to Death / Death at the Bar (omnibus) (2009)
A Man Lay Dead / Enter a Murderer / The Nursing Home Murder (omnibus) (2009)
Opening Night / Spinsters in Jeopardy / Scales of Justice (omnibus) (2009)
Black As He's Painted / Last Ditch / Grave Mistake (omnibus) (2010)
Death at the Dolphin / Hand in Glove / Dead Water (omnibus) (2010)
Clutch of Constables / When in Rome / Tied Up In Tinsel (omnibus) (2010)
A Man Lay Dead / Enter a Murderer (omnibus) (2012)
The Nursing Home Murder / Death in Ecstasy (omnibus) (2012)
Vintage Murder / Overture to Death (omnibus) (2012)
A Surfeit of Lampreys / Death and the Dancing Footman / Colour Scheme (omnibus) (2013)
Off With His Head / Singing in the Shrouds / False Scent (omnibus) (2013)
A Man Lay DeadEnter a MurdererThe Nursing Home MurderDeath in Ecstasy
Vintage MurderArtists in CrimeDeath in a White TieOverture to Death
Death at the BarDeath of a PeerDeath and the Dancing FootmanColour Scheme
Died in the WoolFinal CurtainA Wreath for RiveraNight at the Vulcan
Spinsters in JeopardyScales of JusticeDeath of a FoolSinging in the Shrouds
False ScentHand in GloveDead WaterKiller Dolphin
Clutch of ConstablesWhen in RomeTied Up in TinselBlack As He's Painted
Last DitchA Grave MistakePhoto FinishLight Thickens
5 Complete NovelsDeath in Ecstasy / Vintage Murder / Artists in CrimeDeath in a White Tie / Overture to Death / Death at the BarA Man Lay Dead / Enter a Murderer / The Nursing Home Murder
Opening Night / Spinsters in Jeopardy / Scales of JusticeBlack As He's Painted / Last Ditch / Grave MistakeDeath at the Dolphin / Hand in Glove / Dead WaterClutch of Constables / When in Rome / Tied Up In Tinsel
A Man Lay Dead / Enter a MurdererThe Nursing Home Murder / Death in EcstasyVintage Murder / Overture to DeathA Surfeit of Lampreys / Death and the Dancing Footman / Colour Scheme
Off With His Head / Singing in the Shrouds / False Scent
 
Ngaio Marsh recommends
The Chelsea Murders
The Chelsea Murders (1978)
Lionel Davidson
"A milestone in the genre."



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