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Alleyn, Roderick (Fictitious character)

Works: 201 works in 1,411 publications in 9 languages and 42,010 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Christmas stories  Spy fiction  History  Thrillers (Fiction) 
Classifications: PR9639.3.M27, 823
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Publications about Roderick (Fictitious character) Alleyn
Most widely held works about Roderick (Fictitious character) Alleyn
    Light thickens by Ngaio Marsh( Book )
    18 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,873 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 )
    17 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,612 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 )
    18 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and held by 1,539 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 )
    20 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 1,533 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 )
    22 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,448 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
    Dead water by Ngaio Marsh( Book )
    41 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,391 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 )
    27 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 1,311 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 )
    21 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,171 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
    When in Rome by Ngaio Marsh( Book )
    25 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,148 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
    Hand in glove by Ngaio Marsh( Book )
    20 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 1,069 libraries worldwide
    Story of murder, suspense, and a treasure hunt
    A man lay dead by Ngaio Marsh( Book )
    28 editions published between 1934 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,025 libraries worldwide
    When a party participant at a Murder Game party actually comes up dead, Scotland Yard's Inspector Roderick Alleyn is called to the case, and discovers an intricate puzzle of betrayal
    Colour scheme by Ngaio Marsh( Book )
    29 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,015 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
    Died in the wool by Ngaio Marsh( Book )
    35 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,012 libraries worldwide
    Murder on a sheep ranch in New Zealand
    Killer Dolphin by Ngaio Marsh( Book )
    12 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in English and Russian and held by 955 libraries worldwide
    The discovery of a piece of authentic Shakespearean memorabilia leads to a murder at the recently reopened Dolphin theater and Inspector Alleyn investigates
    Singing in the shrouds by Ngaio Marsh( Book )
    33 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 887 libraries worldwide
    The good ship Cape Farewell is steaming out to sea, with a passenger-list and crew fairly littered with the shifty, the twitchy, the peculiar, and the up-to-no-good. Arguably the up-to-no-goodest is a strangler with a romantic streak: He likes to leave his ladies with a flower and a charming little song. The latest of the ladies is currently lying on a fogbound London dock, mute witness to the fact that Inspector Alleyn -- long on the strangler's trail -- has so far failed to catch his man. A wintertime sailing on a low-rent cargo ship is not Alleyn's idea of a terrific time, but he nevertheless boards the Cape at Portsmouth, determined that no one else is going to get strangled on his watch
    Artists in crime by Ngaio Marsh( Book )
    32 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 880 libraries worldwide
    When murder upsets the creative tranquillity 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
    Death in a white tie by Ngaio Marsh( Book )
    40 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 848 libraries worldwide
    Ah, the London Debutante Season: Giggles and tea-dances, white dresses and inappropriate romances. And much too much champagne. And, apparently, a blackmailer, which is where Inspector Roderick Alleyn comes in. The social whirl is decidedly not Alleyn<U+2019>s environment, so he brings in an assistant in the form of Lord “Bunchy” Gospell, everybody<U+2019>s favorite uncle. Bunchy is more than loveable; he<U+2019>s also got some serious sleuthing skills. But before he can unmask the blackmailer, a murder is announced. And everyone suddenly stops giggling
    Spinsters in jeopardy by Ngaio Marsh( Book )
    25 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 839 libraries worldwide
    High in mountains stands the magnificent Saracen fortress, home of the mysterious Mr. Oberon, leader of a coven of witches. It is not the historic castle, however, that intrigues Roderick Alleyn, on holiday with his family, but the suspicion that a huge drug ring operates from within its ancient portals. But before the holiday is over, someone else has stumbled upon the secret. And Mr. Oberon decides that his strange and terrible rituals require a human sacrifice
    Death in ecstasy by Ngaio Marsh( Book )
    16 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in English and held by 818 libraries worldwide
    When a member of a wealthy cult, the House of the Sacred Flame, dies "accidentally" after drinking the ritual wine during a ceremony, Inspector Roderick Alleyn must discover who dosed the wine with the fatal prussic acid
    The nursing home murder by Ngaio Marsh( Book )
    33 editions published between 1935 and 2017 in English and held by 780 libraries worldwide
    When an emergency operation results in the death of an influential English politician, an investigation follows
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