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Marsh, Ngaio 1895-1982

Works: 503 works in 3,750 publications in 14 languages and 59,811 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Biography  Detective and mystery television programs  History  Television adaptations  Television series  Detective and mystery films  Detective and mystery fiction  Christmas stories 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Librettist
Classifications: PR9639.3.M27, 823
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ngaio Marsh
Grave mistake by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

53 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 2,164 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
Light thickens by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

49 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,105 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 1,892 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
Last ditch by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

41 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,739 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 )

49 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1972, and while Elton John and Alice Cooper may be topping the charts, Inspector Alleyn s latest case is set in that most gloriously retro environment: The country-house party. A Christmas party, as it happens, where Agatha Troy is enjoying the local holiday pageant and also painting the host's portrait. The painting's coming along fine, but the pageant goes a little pear-shaped when one of the players disappears. Could one of the party's eccentric guests (are there any other kind?) have been involved? Or perhaps more likely could the finger of blame come to rest on one of the manor-house servants, each of whom happens to be a recent prison parolee? What luck! Inspector Alleyn is on hand to wrap up the questions into the perfect Christmas parcel
When in Rome by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

74 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,575 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
Dead water by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

80 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,569 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
Clutch of constables by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

66 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,442 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 )

40 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colour scheme by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

87 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,397 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
A man lay dead by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

89 editions published between 1934 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Sir Hubert Handesley invited his well-to-do friends to his country estate for an amusing weekend, no one suspected it would turn into a deadly ordeal. But one of the participants in the supposedly playful Murder Game turns up dead ... and Scotland Yard's inimitable Roderick Alleyn must find out who spoiled the fun."--BOOK COVER
Hand in glove by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

74 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

85 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Of all the books in the Alleyn series, Scales of Justice is most powerfully reminiscent of Agatha Christie, with its setting in an almost unspeakably charming little English village, and its cast of inbred aristocrats. When one of the aristos turns up dead next to the local trout-stream --with, in fact, a trout at his side--everyone is dreadfully upset, of course, but really, just a tad irritated as well: Murder is so awfully messy. Thank gawd that nice Inspector Alleyn is on hand to clear things up. Though one could wish that he didn't feel compelled to ask quite so many questions."--Back cover
Death in a white tie by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

96 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debutantes and chaperones were planning their luncheons, teas, dinners, balls. And the blackmailer was planning his strategies, stalking his next victim. But Chief Detective-Inspector Roderick Alleyn knew that something was up. He had already planted his friend Lord Robert Gospell at the scene
Died in the wool by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

94 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder on a sheep ranch in New Zealand
Vintage murder by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

85 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,118 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
Spinsters in jeopardy by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

86 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High in mountains stands the magnificent Saracen fortress, home of the mysterious Mr. Oberon, leader of a coven of witches. It is not the historic castle, however, that intrigues Roderick Alleyn, on holiday with his family, but the suspicion that a huge drug ring operates from within its ancient portals. But before the holiday is over, someone else has stumbled upon the secret. And Mr. Oberon decides that his strange and terrible rituals require a human sacrifice
Singing in the shrouds by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

59 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The good ship Cape Farewell is steaming out to sea, with a passenger-list and crew fairly littered with the shifty, the twitchy, the peculiar, and the up-to-no-good. Arguably the up-to-no-goodest is a strangler with a romantic streak: He likes to leave his ladies with a flower and a charming little song. The latest of the ladies is currently lying on a fogbound London dock, mute witness to the fact that Inspector Alleyn -- long on the strangler's trail -- has so far failed to catch his man. A wintertime sailing on a low-rent cargo ship is not Alleyn's idea of a terrific time, but he nevertheless boards the Cape at Portsmouth, determined that no one else is going to get strangled on his watch
Artists in crime by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

77 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When murder upsets the creative tranquillity 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 at the bar by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

110 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a murder at the bar of the inn in a sleepy English fishing village
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Clutch of constables
Alternative Names
Marš, Najo, 1895-1982

Marsh, Dame Edith Ngaio

Marsh, Edith 1895-1982

Marsh Edith Ngaio

Marsh Edith Ngaio 1895-1982

Marsh, Naǐo, 1895-1982

Marsh, Neǐo, 1895-1982

Marsh Ngaio

Marsh, Ngaio, 1899-

Ngaio Marsh

Ngaio Marsh neuseeländische Krimi-Schriftstellerin

Ngaio Marsh Nieuw-Zeelands schrijfster

Ngaio Marsh nowozelandzka pisarka

Ngaio Marsh scrittrice e regista teatrale neozelandese

Ngaio Marshová

Марш Н. 1895-1982

Марш, Найо

ان گایو مارش

نايو مارش

마시, 나이오 1895-1982


English (1,156)

German (81)

French (72)

Danish (70)

Russian (19)

Swedish (17)

Dutch (17)

Italian (9)

Finnish (6)

Spanish (4)

Greek, Modern (2)

Norwegian (2)

Polish (1)

Czech (1)

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