This collection contains the short cases of Scotland Yard's Inspector Roderick Alleyn, Dame Ngaio Marsh's own account of the creation of her detective, four urbane crime tales with settings ranging from a London restaurant to the New Zealand outback, and a script for the TV series "Crown Court".
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'The finest writer in the English language of the pure, classical whodunnit. Among the crime queens, Ngaio Marsh stands out as an empress' - The Sun
'Ngaio Masrsh worked largely in within the conventions of the golden age detective story but transended the genre by the power of her writing, the excellent use she makes of her own experience and interests, and the rich variety of characters who people her novels. The best of her books will endure' - P.D. JamesAbout the Author:
Dame Ngaio Marsh was born in New Zealand in 1895 and died in February 1982.
She wrote over thirty detective novels and many of her stories have theatrical settings, for Ngaio Marsh's real passion was the theatre. She was both actress and producer and almost single-handedly revived the New Zealand public's interest in live theatre. It was for this work that she received what she called her 'damery' in 1966.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002242761
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