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Marsh, Ngaio 1895-1982

Overview
Works: 1,035 works in 5,369 publications in 15 languages and 55,549 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Biographies  Autobiographies  Novels  History  Christmas fiction  Christmas stories  Drama  Audio adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Librettist, Illustrator
Classifications: PR9639.3.M27, NZ823.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ngaio Marsh
Light thickens by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

57 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,878 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 )

63 editions published between 1980 and 2021 in 7 languages and held by 1,618 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 )

59 editions published between 1976 and 2021 in 4 languages and held by 1,527 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 )

64 editions published between 1971 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a much disliked visiting servant disappears without trace after playing Santa Claus, foul play is at once suspected - and suspicion falls on the guests. When Superintendent Roderick Alleyn returns unexpectedly from a trip, it is to find his beloved wife in the thick of an intriguing mystery
Grave mistake by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

72 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of wealthy hypochondriac Sybil Foster at fashionable Greengages is looked into by Superintendent Roderick Alleyn and Sybil's friend, Verity Preston, both of whom are puzzled by the absence of motives and suspects
When in Rome by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

86 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,436 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 )

96 editions published between 1963 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 1,426 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 )

79 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

97 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,281 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
Black as he's painted by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

61 editions published between 1973 and 2021 in 6 languages and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mystery starts out with a bored Mr. Samuel Whipplestone, who is retired from Her Majesty's Foreign Service, venturing out on a stroll. The walk leads him to Capricorn Place, a couple of memorable experiences and a change in his newly retired life. Later in the mystery, he meets up with Superintendent Alleyn at a reception where an assassination has occurred. The superintendent has his hands full trying to keep his old school buddy, now president of Ng'ombwana in Africa, safe from his many enemies. Knowing Mr. Whipplestone's past job description, the Superintendent requests his aid - Mr. Whipplestone obliges
A man lay dead by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

114 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a party participant at a Murder Game party actually comes up dead, Scotland Yard's Inspector Roderick Alleyn is called to the case, and discovers an intricate puzzle of betrayal
Hand in glove by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

79 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

98 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonel Cartarette's body lies sprawled beside the River Chyne, beside him is the giant trout he has been trying to catch for years. They both died by violence - but it is the fish that will be playing the starring role in the murder investigation
Enter a murderer by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

130 editions published between 1935 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crime was committed on stage at the theatre, when an unloaded gun fired a very real bullet; the victim was an actor clawing his way to stardom using blackmail instead of talent; the suspects included two unwilling girlfriends and several relieved blackmail victims. The stage was set for one of Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn's most baffling cases
Death in a white tie by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

113 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,055 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
Artists in crime by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

105 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,055 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
Died in the wool by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

110 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder on a sheep ranch in New Zealand
The nursing home murder by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

110 editions published between 1935 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

95 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Roderick Alleyn has to date confined his investigations to England, but Vintage Murder finds him journeying to New Zealand (Ngaio Marsh's homeland). Traveling with Alleyn are the members of the Carolyn Dacres English Comedy Company. The actors' operatic intrigues offer an amusing diversion until, unexpectedly, they turn deadly. And Alleyn learns - not for the last time - that while he may be able to leave his badge back in Blighty, he's still a policeman, even on the other side of the world
Singing in the shrouds by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

97 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The police found the third corpse on a wharf in the Pool of London, her body covered with flower petals and pearls. Once again, the killer walked away, singing. Within the hour he was safe at sea - and among his fellow-passengers were four more potential victims
 
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Alternative Names
Edith Ngaio Marsh

Marš, Najo, 1895-1982

Marsh, Dame Edith Ngaio

Marsh, Edith 1895-1982

Marsh Edith Ngaio

Marsh, Edith Ngaio 1895-1982

Marsh Naio

Marsh, Naǐo, 1895-1982

Marsh Neio

Marsh, Neǐo, 1895-1982

Marsh Ngaio

Ngaio Marsh

Ngaio Marsh, 1895-1982

Ngaio Marsh écrivaine néo-zélandaise

Ngaio Marsh escriptora neozelandesa

Ngaio Marsh escritora neozelandesa

Ngaio Marsh neuseeländische Krimischriftstellerin

Ngaio Marsh New Zealand writer (1895-1982)

Ngaio Marsh Nieuw-Zeelands schrijfster

Ngaio Marsh nowozelandzka pisarka

Ngaio Marsh nyzeeländsk författare

Ngaio Marsh scriitoare neozeelandeză

Ngaio Marsh scrittrice e regista teatrale neozelandese

Ngaio Marsh Uus-Meremaa kirjanik

Ngaio Marshová novozélandská divadelní režisérka a spisovatelka

Марш Н.

Марш Н. 1895-1982

Марш Найо

Марш, Найо, 1899-1982.

Марш, Найо Новозеландская писательница

Марш, Нейо

Марш Ньейо

Марш, Эдит Найо

נאיו מארש סופרת ניו זילנדית

ان گایو مارش

نايو مارش كاتبة نيوزيلندية

نایو مارش

나이오 마시 뉴질랜드의 소설가

마시, 나이오 1895-1982

ナイオ・マーシュ

マーシュ, ナイオ

萘奧·馬什

Languages
English (1,600)

German (82)

Danish (27)

French (24)

Russian (24)

Dutch (15)

Swedish (12)

Italian (11)

Spanish (7)

Finnish (5)

Portuguese (2)

Norwegian (2)

Czech (2)

Polish (1)

Turkish (1)