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Ngaio Marsh


New Zealand (1895 - 1982)

Dame Ngaio Marsh, one of New Zealand's most remarkable and charismatic women, was world-renowned as a leading crime fiction writer and as an eminent Shakespearian producer.

From her first book in 1934 to her final volume just before her death in 1982, Ngaio Marsh's work has remained legendary, consistently compared to that of Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham and Dorothy L Sayers. During her celebrated fifty-year career, Marsh was made a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, named Dame Commander, Order of the British Empire, won numerous prestigious awards and penned 32 mystery novels.
 

Genres: Mystery
 
Series
Roderick Alleyn
   1. A Man Lay Dead (1934)
   2. Enter a Murderer (1935)
   3. The Nursing Home Murder (1935)
   4. Death in Ecstasy (1936)
   5. Vintage Murder (1937)
   6. Artists in Crime (1938)
   7. Death in a White Tie (1938)
   8. Overture to Death (1939)
   9. Death at the Bar (1940)
   10. Surfeit of Lampreys (1940)
     aka Death of a Peer
   11. Death and the Dancing Footman (1941)
   12. Colour Scheme (1943)
   13. Died in the Wool (1944)
   14. Final Curtain (1947)
   15. Swing, Brother, Swing (1949)
     aka A Wreath for Rivera
   16. Opening Night (1951)

     aka Night at the Vulcan

   17. Spinsters in Jeopardy (1953)
     aka The Bride of Death
   18. Scales of Justice (1955)
   19. Off with His Head (1956)

     aka Death of a Fool

   20. Singing in the Shrouds (1958)
   21. False Scent (1959)
   22. Hand in Glove (1962)
   23. Dead Water (1963)
   24. Death at the Dolphin (1966)

     aka Killer Dolphin

   25. Clutch of Constables (1968)
   26. When in Rome (1968)
   27. Tied Up in Tinsel (1972)
   28. Black As He's Painted (1974)
   29. Last Ditch (1976)
   30. A Grave Mistake (1978)
   31. Photo Finish (1980)
   32. Light Thickens (1982)
   33. Money in the Morgue (2018) (with Stella Duffy)
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Ngaio Marsh recommends
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The Chelsea Murders (1978)
Lionel Davidson
"A milestone in the genre."

Anthologies containing stories by Ngaio Marsh
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Final Acts (2022)
Theatrical Mysteries
(British Library Crime Classics)
edited by
Martin Edwards
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Bodies from the Library 4 (2021)
(Bodies from the Library, book 4)
edited by
Tony Medawar

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