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Marsh, Ngaio 1895-1982

Works: 603 works in 4,350 publications in 15 languages and 60,467 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  History  Television adaptations  Detective and mystery television programs  Television series  Christmas stories 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Librettist
Classifications: PR9639.3.M27, 823
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ngaio Marsh
Light thickens by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

55 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,078 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 )

50 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,855 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
Grave mistake by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

58 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At first it looked as if Sybil Foster had committed suicide: with two husbands dead, a daughter marrying the wrong man and - it later appeared - a debilitating disease, it was no wonder she took her own life. But nobody believed she was the type - especially Chief Superintendent Roderick Alleyn
Last ditch by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

48 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,742 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 )

69 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,708 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
When in Rome by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

78 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,577 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 )

91 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,575 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 )

72 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,446 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
Black as he's painted by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

44 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the President of Ng'ombwana proposes to dispense with the security arrangements on an official visit to London, his old school mate, Superintendent Alleyn persuades him to do otherwise. However, an assassin does strike, and Alleyn discovers a wealth of suspects in a coterie of ex-colonials
A man lay dead by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

116 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,408 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
Colour scheme by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

97 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,402 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
Hand in glove by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

76 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

99 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,208 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
Singing in the shrouds by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

100 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,172 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
Died in the wool by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

99 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder on a sheep ranch in New Zealand
Death in a white tie by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

109 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,153 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 )

115 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,147 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
Vintage murder by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

92 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatrical manager Alfred Meyer wanted to celebrate his wife's birthday in style. The "piece de resistance" would be the jeroboam of champagne which would descend on to the stage after the performance. But something went horribly wrong. Was Meyer's death the product of Maori superstitions?
Enter a murderer by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

132 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The script of the Unicorn Theater's new play uncannily echoes a quarrel in the star's dressing room. And the stage drama gets all too real when charming Felix Gardener shoots his blustering rival, Arthur Subonardier, dead--with a gun Arthur himself loaded with blanks. Or did he? How the live bullets got there, and why, make for a convoluted case that pits Inspector Roderick Alleyn against someone who rates an Oscar for a murderously clever performance
The nursing home murder by Ngaio Marsh( Book )

93 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an emergency operation results in the death of an influential English politician, an investigation follows
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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 escritora neozelandesa

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


マーシュ, ナイオ


English (1,327)

German (118)

Danish (83)

French (75)

Dutch (34)

Swedish (28)

Russian (20)

Italian (8)

Finnish (8)

Spanish (7)

Czech (4)

Polish (2)

Norwegian (2)

Portuguese (1)

Turkish (1)

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