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Ngaio Marsh (1895–1982)

Teoksen A Man Lay Dead tekijä

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Ngaio Marsh was born on April 23, 1895 in Christchurch, New Zealand. She attended St. Mary's College and Canterbury University. She worked in the theater acting, producing, and even painting scenery. She was a partner in an interior decorating business in England from 1928 to 1932. She later näytä lisää returned to New Zealand and produced plays for a Shakespearean repertory company. She also worked with the Drama Department of Canterbury University. During World War II, she served in the New Zealand Red Cross Transport Unit. She traveled to England frequently and founded the British Commonwealth Theatre Company in 1949. Her first novel, A Man Lay Dead, was published in 1934. She wrote more than 40 books including the Roderick Alleyn Mysteries series and Black Beech and Honeydew. She also wrote theatrical and television plays. She was named to the Order of the British Empire in 1949 and was made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1966. The Mystery Writers of America named her a Grand Master in 1977. She died on February 18, 1982 at the age of 82. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

A Man Lay Dead (1934) 1,413 kappaletta
Artists in Crime (1938) 1,187 kappaletta
Death in a White Tie (1938) 1,106 kappaletta
Enter a Murderer (1935) 1,037 kappaletta
Surfeit of Lampreys (1940) 966 kappaletta
Overture to Death (1939) 911 kappaletta
Death and the Dancing Footman (1941) 890 kappaletta
Vintage Murder (1937) 890 kappaletta
The Nursing Home Murder (1935) 884 kappaletta
Colour Scheme (1943) 881 kappaletta
Died in the Wool (1945) 867 kappaletta
Death at the Bar (1940) 866 kappaletta
Death in Ecstasy (1936) 857 kappaletta
Murharisteily (1968) 834 kappaletta
Opening Night (1951) 816 kappaletta
Final Curtain (1947) 802 kappaletta
Hansikoitu käsi (1962) 788 kappaletta
Off With His Head (1956) 783 kappaletta
Esirippu nousee (1982) 780 kappaletta
Odottamaton onkimies (1955) 775 kappaletta
Tied Up in Tinsel (1971) 763 kappaletta
When in Rome (1970) 759 kappaletta
Serenadi ruumiille (1958) 746 kappaletta
Grave Mistake (1978) 743 kappaletta
Dead Water (1963) 738 kappaletta
Pettävä tuoksu (1960) — Tekijä — 731 kappaletta
Swing, Brother, Swing (1949) 712 kappaletta
Viimeinen este (1977) 696 kappaletta
Killer Dolphin (1966) 688 kappaletta
Spinsters in Jeopardy (1954) 687 kappaletta
Photo Finish (1980) 672 kappaletta
Mustaa miestä ken pelkäisi (1973) 669 kappaletta
Murharisteily (1927) 141 kappaletta
Death on the Air and Other Stories (1995) 116 kappaletta
Money in the Morgue (2018) 103 kappaletta
Death in a White Tie [abridged] (2008) 27 kappaletta
Artists in crime [abridged] (2008) 22 kappaletta
Collected Short Mysteries (1989) 21 kappaletta
Scales of justice [abridged] (1955) 20 kappaletta
New Zealand (1942) 19 kappaletta
The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries: The Complete Series (2007) — Tekijä — 14 kappaletta
A Play Toward (1946) 5 kappaletta
Death on the Air (1936) 4 kappaletta
The Little Copplestone Mystery (1973) 3 kappaletta
Ngaio Marsh 2 kappaletta
Last Ditch [abridged audiobook] (2011) 2 kappaletta
Play Production (1960) 1 kappale
Morepork [short fiction] (1979) 1 kappale
Evil Liver [short fiction] (1975) 1 kappale
Moonshine [short fiction] (1936) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Murha maaseudulla (1989) — Avustaja — 490 kappaletta
The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories (1990) — Avustaja — 403 kappaletta
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013) — Avustaja — 298 kappaletta
A Moment on the Edge: 100 Years of Crime Stories by Women (2000) — Avustaja — 268 kappaletta
A Treasury of Great Mysteries, Volumes 1-2 (1957) — Avustaja — 265 kappaletta
Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense (1988) — Avustaja — 193 kappaletta
A Treasury of Great Mysteries, Volume 2 (1957) — Avustaja — 188 kappaletta
Murder by the Book: Mysteries for Bibliophiles (2021) — Avustaja — 177 kappaletta
The Folio Book of Christmas Crime Stories (2004) — Avustaja — 118 kappaletta
A Surprise for Christmas and Other Seasonal Mysteries (2020) — Avustaja — 108 kappaletta
Murder for Christmas, Vol. 2 (1982) — Avustaja — 89 kappaletta
Fifty Best Mysteries (1991) — Avustaja — 73 kappaletta
Verdict of 13 (1978) — Avustaja — 71 kappaletta
Dead in the Water (1994) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset67 kappaletta
Great Tales of Mystery and Suspense (1981) — Avustaja — 63 kappaletta
Three Times Three: A Mystery Omnibus (1964) — Avustaja — 57 kappaletta
A Century of British Mystery and Suspense (2000) — Avustaja — 56 kappaletta
The Arbor House Treasury of Mystery and Suspense (1981) — Avustaja — 52 kappaletta
Bodies from the Library 3 (2020) — Avustaja — 44 kappaletta
Bodies from the Library 4 (2021) — Avustaja — 31 kappaletta
Murder Takes a Holiday (2020) — Avustaja — 28 kappaletta
Great detective stories (1998) — Avustaja — 20 kappaletta
Deadlier: 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women (2017) — Avustaja — 20 kappaletta
Dangerous Ladies (1992) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Christchurch : the city in literature (2003) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
En Kriminelt god jul : femten svarte julefortellinger (2006) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
Detective Omnibus — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
Verdens største detektiver II (1995) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Some Like Them Dead (1960) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Verdens største detektiver I (1995) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries: The Complete Second Series (2006) — Original book — 2 kappaletta
Great Stories of Detection (1960) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
RDCBLP v086 The Horse Whisperer | Death on the Air (1993) — Tekijä — 2 kappaletta
Murder for Christmas [audio abridgement] (1989) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

Merkitty avainsanalla


Kanoninen nimi
Marsh, Ngaio
Virallinen nimi
Marsh, Dame Edith Ngaio
Church of the Holy Innocents Churchyard Peel Forest, Timaru District, Canterbury, New Zealand
Christchurch, New Zealand
Christchurch, New Zealand
England, UK
Christchurch, New Zealand
St. Margaret's College (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Canterbury College (School of Art)
theatrical producer
interior decorator
detective novelist
Detection Club
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Order of the British Empire (Dame Commander, 1966)
MWA Grand Master (1978)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Ngaio Marsh was the pen name of Edith Ngaio Marsh, born in Christchurch, New Zealand to English immigrants. Her name, pronounced "ny-o," was a Maori word meaning "reflections on the water." She attended the private St. Margaret’s College, where she showed an aptitude for acting and writing, producing poetry, prose and plays.

In 1913 she entered Canterbury College School of Art and left in 1919 in order to become a professional painter. The opportunity to tour with the Allan Wilkie Shakespeare Company delayed her plans until later in the 1920s. In 1928, Marsh made her first visit to England, where she worked in the theatre, interior design, and travel writing. She began writing novels and soon embarked on a prolific crime-writing career. In 1934, she published A Man Lay Dead, featuring the very English Chief Detective Inspector Roderick Alleyn. During World War II, she served in a New Zealand Red Cross Transport Unit, driving repatriated soldiers in a hospital bus. By the 1950s, Marsh was considered a “Queen of Crime” along with Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, and Dorothy L. Sayers.

Marsh was passionately attached to her native country and returned to live in New Zealand but made frequent trips to England and other countries. She became a leader of the New Zealand theatre, mounting numerous Shakespeare plays. In her career, Ngaio Marsh wrote 32 novels and an autobiography, Black Beech and Honeydew (1965). She never married. Margaret Lewis wrote an authorized biography, Ngaio Marsh, A Life in 1991. New Zealand art historian Joanne Drayton's biography, Ngaio Marsh: Her Life in Crime, was published in 2008.



The very dignified unrequited passion as a subplot to the murder mystery is classic.
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drthubbie | 32 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 26, 2024 |
She had written a very similar plot earlier in the series. Still some very good lines though.
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drthubbie | 23 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 26, 2024 |
Cozy Golden Age mystery, set in a country house party. The guests and host engage in the parlor game of "Murder." One of them is secretly chosen as the murderer. A pretend crime will be committed and investigated. However, the murder is very real, and Scotland Yard's Inspector Roderick Alleyn arrives to investigate.

Nice setting and adequate characterization of the suspects, but in terms of mystery plotting this can't compete with Agatha Christie. We don't follow the investigation that closely, as if that weren't the main interest of the writer, and the plot meanders into the nonsensical with a side-plot about Russian criminal brotherhoods. It also seems a bit strange that a police detective would use some of the suspects as his helpers, no matter how much he has discarded them as potential murderers.… (lisätietoja)
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jcm790 | 51 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 26, 2024 |
An improvement over the first book, with none of the nonsensical side plots. Again, nice setting (the theater world appears to be a big interest of the writer's) and adequate characterization of the suspects, but in terms of mystery plotting this still is not at the level of the great Agatha Christie.
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jcm790 | 25 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 26, 2024 |



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