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The Collected Short Fiction of Ngaio Marsh
The Collected Short Fiction of Ngaio Marsh Author:Ngaio Marsh, Douglas G. Greene A man dies with his hand on a radio dial. An aristocrat, incognito at the theater, finds murder on opening night. A cryptogram causes death in a churchyard. These are just a few of the short cases of Scotland Yard's Inspector Roderick Alleyn, who with his lovely wife, the celebrated painter, Agatha Troy, charmed his way through more than thi... more »rty novels.
This volume collects all of the short fiction of Dame Ngaio Marsh for the first time. Along with the "lost" cases of Inspector Alleyn, the book contains Marsh's own account of the creation of her detective as well as four urbane crime tales with settings ranging from an elegant London restaurant to the outback of the author's native New Zealand. It concludes with a real find; a previously unpublished script written for British television. The teleplay is a courtroom drama about a spinster charged with murdering an apoplectic major.
The collected short fiction of Ngaio Marsh is filled with the wit, clever plotting, and careful characterization that are synonymous with its author.« less