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Saxon, James

Overview
Works: 35 works in 210 publications in 1 language and 4,474 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Televised plays  Television plays  Comedy plays  Made-for-TV movies  Television programs 
Roles: Actor, Narrator
Classifications: PR9639.3.M27, 823
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Saxon
Twelfth night, or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Visual )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a shipwreck, twin siblings Viola and Sebastian wash up on the shores of Illyria. Viola, disguised as a man named Cesario, takes up service with the Duke Orsino, who is madly in love with the Lady Olivia. But Olivia is in mourning over her brother's death, so Orsino sends Cesario over as an emissary of love, except that Olivia falls for Viola!
Murder at the vicarage : a Miss Marple mystery by Agatha Christie( Recording )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonel Protheroe, local magistrate and overbearing landowner, is the most detested man in the little English village of St. Mary Mead. Everyone, even the vicar, wishes he was dead. And very soon he is--shot in the head in the vicar's study. A visiting artist confesses to the murder, but residents saw him elsewhere when the Colonel was shot. If he didn't do it, than who did? Is he protecting the Colonel's wife whom he loves? Faced with a surfeit of suspects, only the inscrutable Miss Marple can unravel the tangled web of clues
Vintage murder by Ngaio Marsh( Recording )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theatrical tour is going well and so is the after performance party. One of the many guests is Inspector Alleyn. The guest of honour is leading lady Carolyn Dacres who becomes centre stage again after the death of one man
False scent by Ngaio Marsh( Recording )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little did beloved British actress Mary Bellamy know that she would be done in at her own birthday party--choked by toxic mist from a bottle of deadly insecticide. When Superintendent Roderick Alleyn arrives, he smells a rat amongst the contemptuous collection of theatre types detained at the party, for this case has the unmistakable scent of murder
Blandings Castle by P. G Wodehouse( Recording )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are a dozen stories to delight all Wodehouse addicts ... A crooning tenor is attempting to captivate the affections of the Rev. Rupert Bingham's fiancee, Lord Emsworth is striving to remove a pumpkin-shaped blot on the family escutcheon, the Hon. Freddie Threepwood is making a last-ditch attempt to convert Lady Alcester to the beneficial quality of Donaldson's Dog-Joy, and in the bar-parlor of the Anglers' Rest, Mr. Mulliner fascinates everyone with the secret history of old Hollywood
Light thickens by Ngaio Marsh( Recording )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peregrine, owner of the Dolphin Theatre, is putting on Macbeth, the play that, superstition says, always brings bad luck. So it is by chance that Chief Superintendent Alleyn is in the audience when the claymore swings and the dummy's head is very real
Enter a murderer by Ngaio Marsh( Recording )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crime is committed onstage at the Unicorn Theatre. The victim himself, blustering thespian Arthur Surbonardier, had loaded the stage prop gun with blanks. But when his rival actor Felix Gardener uses the gun in the play, it turns out to have been loaded with live ammunition. Scotland Yard Inspector Roderick Alleyn arrives to find out who put real bullets in the gun and why
A man lay dead by Ngaio Marsh( Recording )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To amuse his house guests (and Sir Hubert is famous for his amusing house parties) Sir Hubert Handelsley devises a new form of Murder Game. But when the lights go up there is a real corpse, with a real dagger in its back. All seven suspects have had time to concoct skilful alibis - and Chief Detective Inspector Roderick Alleyn has to try and figure out whodunit - container
McCallum( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From deep within the morgue at St. Patrick's Hospital in London's East End, Dr. Iain McCallum and Dr. Angela Moloney along with a team of brilliant pathologists and detectives help the dead tell their stories"--Container
Death and the dancing footman by Ngaio Marsh( Recording )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It began as an entertainment, eight people, many of them enemies, gathered for a winter weekend by a host with a love for theatre. They would be the characters in a drama that he would devise. It ended in snowbound disaster. Everyone had an alibi, and most a motive as well. But Chief Detective Inspector Roderick Alleyn, when he finally arrived, knew it all hung on Thomas, the dancing footman
Death in ecstasy by Ngaio Marsh( Recording )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyanide spiked the sacred wine of ecstasy just before it was presented to Miss Cara Quayne at the House of the Sacred Flame. The victim had trained for a month for her last ceremony. She was also a very beautiful woman. The suspects were the other initiates and the High Priest, though all claimed to be above earthly passions. Roderick Alleyn suspects that more evil lurks
Final curtain by Ngaio Marsh( Recording )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Henry, the Shakespearean actor, had died following his birthday dinner. His large eccentric household of flamboyant characters are suspect, including his glamorous young fiancée who is to benefit from Sir Henry's change of will in her favour. Detective-Inspector Roderick Alleyn is called to investigate with his wife, Troy as the star witness
Opening night by Ngaio Marsh( Recording )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreaming of stardom had lured Martyn Tarne from faraway New Zealand to make the soul-destroying round of West End agents and managers in search of work. The Vulcan Theatre had been her last hope, and now, driven by necessity, she was glad to accept the humble job of dresser to its leading lady, Helena Hamilton. Opening night brought to Martyn a strange turn of the wheel of fortune -- and to one member of the cast, death, sudden and unforeseen
Died in the wool by Ngaio Marsh( Recording )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One summer evening in 1942 Flossie Rubrick, MP, one of the most formidable women in New Zealand, goes to her husband's wool shed to rehearse a patriotic speech - and disappears
Dead water by Ngaio Marsh( Recording )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an isolated English community, a small boy is miraculously cured of warts by the water in a nearby spring. Miss Emily Pride inherits Portcarrow and becomes involved in the miracle cures. When she is suddenly murdered, Inspector Roderick Anneyn investigates
Clutch of constables by Ngaio Marsh( Recording )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chief Superintendent Alleyn is called upon to solve a terrible crime committed aboard the M.V. Zodiac
The nursing home murder by Ngaio Marsh( Recording )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surgeon Sir John Phillips and nurse Jane Harden were almost too nervous to operate on the Home Secretary, a man they both wish were dead. Within hours he did die; although the operation was a complete success
When in Rome by Ngaio Marsh( Recording )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their guide disappears mysteriously in the depths of a Roman basilica, the members of Mr Sebastian Mailer's tour group seem strangely unperturbed. But when a body is discovered in an Etruscan sarcophagus, Superintendent Alleyn, in Rome incognito on the trail of an international drug racket, is very much concerned
Tied up in tinsel by Ngaio Marsh( Recording )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Troy Alleyn is commissioned to paint the portrait of Hilary Bill-Tasman, she finds herself involved in a Christmas country-house party of a most unusual kind. If Hilary herself is eccentric, Uncle Flea and Aunt Bed are even more so. Then there's Uncle Bert and Hilary's fiancée. Strangest of all is the fact that the staff of Halberds consists entirely of former murderers. Under the circumstances then, it's not entirely unexpected when a dead body turns up. Inspector Alleyn must investigate
Last ditch by Ngaio Marsh( Recording )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Ricky Alleyn had come to the island to try to write, but village life was tedious - until he saw the stable-hand in the ditch. Dead, it seemed, from an unlikely jump. It might have ended there had Ricky not noticed some strange and puzzling things. But Ricky's father, Chief Superintendent Roderick Alleyn, had been discreetly summoned to the scene, and when Ricky disappeared, it was the last straw
 
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Murder at the vicarage : a Miss Marple mystery
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