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Ngaio Marsh : the woman and her work

Author: B J Rahn
Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

In 1934, Ngaio Marsh's first novel, "A Man Lay Dead", was published to critical acclaim. For the next fifty years, Marsh wrote more than 30 English detective novels, while building a reputation as a  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ngaio Marsh.
Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1995
Named Person: Ngaio Marsh; Ngaio Marsh; Ngaio Marsh; Ngaio Marsh
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B J Rahn
ISBN: 081083023X 9780810830233 0810859394 9780810859395
OCLC Number: 32087145
Awards: Short-listed for Agatha Awards (Nonfiction) 1995
Description: xvii, 252 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 22 cm.
Contents: [1.] Biography -reminiscence: To Ngaio, from her biographer, with affection and respect ... / by Margaret Lewis --
Thoughts on the life of a marvelous woman / by John Dacres-Mannings --
Outsold and outsmarted, but ... / by H.R.F. Keating --
Random recollections / by Julian Symons --
[2.] Theatre in life and fiction: Ngaio Marsh: a theatrical avocation / by Paul R. Bushnell --
Criminal performances: the spectacle of crime in Ngaio Marsh's detective fiction / by Marilyn Rye --
Ode on a favorite novel--drowned in a sea of memory / by Catherine Aird --
[3.] Detective fiction: a mirror of social history: Ngaio Marsh's London / by Alzina Stone Dale --
Roderick Alleyn and the new professionals / by Kathryne S. McDorman --
The mannered mystery: Death of a peer / by B.A. Pike --
Judgment and justice in Ngaio Marsh's Death and the dancing footman / by Susan Oleksiw --
[4.] Short fiction: Marsh's miniatures: an examination of Ngaio Marsh's short mystery stories / by Douglas G. Greene --
"The great and true amphibian": the New Zealand/England polarity in the short fiction of Ngaio Marsh / by Bruce Harding.
Responsibility: edited by B.J. Rahn.
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A fascinating look at an extraordinary woman. * Mostly Murder * It succeeded in making me more interested in her and made me think that perhaps I should read more of her books. * Crime and Detective Read more...

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