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Marsh, Ngaio 1895-1982

Works: 512 works in 3,766 publications in 17 languages and 60,811 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Detective and mystery stories  Christmas stories 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: PR9639.3.M27, 823
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ngaio Marsh
Light thickens by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

45 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 2,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Something goes murderously wrong during the final scene of Macbeth when a giant Scottish battle sword is used for the fight scene
Photo finish by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

41 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chief Superintendent Roderick Alleyn, C.I.D., Scotland Yard, must identify "Strix" (a dangerous shutterbug) among the assemblage of luminaries gathered at the New Zealand hideaway of the opera star La Sommita's wealthy patron
Grave mistake by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

49 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sybil Foster of Upper Quintern is terribly proud of her gardener and of her new asparagus beds, but when her unwelcome stepson arrives, she heads for "a chic spa for a rest cure, a liaison with the spa's director ... and an apparent suicide."--Cover
Last ditch by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

42 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a beautiful island off the coast of France, Ricky Alleyn finds inspiration for a novel in the death of an equestrienne who rode as recklessly as she lived
Tied up in tinsel by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

59 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dead water by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

82 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Roderick Alleyn faces a difficult case in which the two chief murder suspects are his oldest friend and the victim
When in Rome by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

58 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While vacationing in Rome, Inspector Roderick Alleyn comes face to face with murder when one of the members of his tour group is killed and a shady tour guide mysteriously vanishes
A man lay dead by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

113 editions published between 1934 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ngaio Marsh was one of the queens (she has been called the empress) of England's Golden Age of mystery fiction. And in true Golden Age fashion, her oeuvre opens with, yes, a country-house party between the two world wars ? servants bustling, gin flowing, the gentlemen in dinner jackets, the ladies all slink and smolder. Even more delicious: The host, Sir Hubert Handesley, has invented a new and especially exciting version of that beloved parlor entertainment, The Murder Game
Clutch of constables by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

64 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Scotland Yard's Troy Alleyn, on a cruise through England's waterways with his wife, as he tries to unmask "Jampot," a murderous forger disguised as a fellow passenger, before he strikes again
Black as he's painted by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

43 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colour scheme by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

86 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, 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, if he wasn't a spy himself
Hand in glove by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

55 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of murder, suspense, and a treasure hunt
Scales of justice by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

82 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of all the books in the Inspector Alleyn series, Scales of Justice is perhaps the most powerfully reminiscent of Agatha Christie with its setting in a small, charming English village and its cast of aristochrats. When one of the aristos turns up dead next to the local trout stream, Alleyn must clear things up
Died in the wool by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

82 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder on a sheep ranch in New Zealand
Artists in crime by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

79 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When murder upsets the creative tranquility of an artists' colony, Scotland Yard sends in its most famous investigator. And what begins as a routine case turns out to be the most momentous of Roderick Alleyn's career. For before he can corner the killer, his heart is captured by one of the suspects-the flashing-eyed painter Agatha Troy, who has nothing but scorn for the art of detection
Death in a white tie by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

83 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ah, the London Debutante Season: Giggles and tea-dances, white dresses and inappropriate romances. And much too much champagne. And, apparently, a blackmailer, which is where Inspector Roderick Alleyn comes in. The social whirl is decidedly not Alleyn's environment, so he brings in an assistant in the form of Lord "Bunchy" Gospell, ev
Singing in the shrouds by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

86 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cargo ship sails from London carrying nine passengers, one of whom is a murderer, so Supt. Roderick Alleyn joins the ship on the most difficult assignment of his career
The nursing home murder by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

97 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an emergency operation results in the death of an influential English politician, an investigation follows
Enter a murderer by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

123 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The script of the Unicorn Theater's new play uncannily echoes a quarrel in the star's dressing room. And the stage drama gets all too real when charming Felix Gardener shoots his blustering rival, Arthur Subonardier, dead--with a gun Arthur himself loaded with blanks. Or did he? How the live bullets got there, and why, make for a convoluted case that pits Inspector Roderick Alleyn against someone who rates an Oscar for a murderously clever performance
Vintage murder by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

68 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caroline made her usual dramatic entrance. 'Darlings!' she exclaimed. 'What's all this? Too exciting - and all for me!' She picked up the scissors. Dimly-lit faces peered at the beautiful woman who stood with one arm raised, while a small fat man bent over the table. Suddenly Alleyn felt intolerably fearful - but at that moment Caroline cut the cord. Something enormous flashed down among them from the hidden heights and Allen's growing sense of horror became reality
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Alternative Names
Marš, Najo, 1895-1982

Marsh, Dame Edith Ngaio

Marsh, Edith 1895-1982

Marsh Edith Ngaio

Marsh Edith Ngaio 1895-1982

Marsh, Naĭo 1895-1982

Marsh, Neĭo 1895-1982

Marsh Ngaio

Ngaio Marsh

Photo finishGrave mistakeLast ditchTied up in tinselDead waterWhen in RomeA man lay deadClutch of constables