Collected Short Mysteries

Collected Short Mysteries

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Familiarity doesn’t always breed contempt. If it did, none of us would read series fiction. “Noooo,” we’d whine. “Not another book about Inspector Alleyn!” When it comes to Ngaio Marsh – and in truth, one or two other writers we could mention – familiarity has tended mostly to breed delight.
And yet. There is something wonderful about watching a writer go for the unfamiliar, write short pieces instead of novels, true crime rather than fiction, fiction without the support of – well, in this case, without Inspector Alleyn. He’s here (and Troy is too); their devotees will not be disappointed. But this collection also offers a lot we haven’t seen before, gives us access to rooms in Dame Ngaio’s imagination that we hadn’t known existed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631940712
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem Press
Publication date: 07/01/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 466,701
File size: 455 KB

About the Author

Ngaio Marsh was one of the celebrated queens of the traditional British mystery, alongside Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, and Dorothy Sayers. She is the author of 32 novels in the Inspector Alleyn series. She was born in New Zealand and lived both in New Zealand and England.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Douglas G. Greene ESSAYS Roderick Alleyn Portrait of Troy THE SHORT CASES OF RODERICK ALLEYN Death on the Air I Can Find My Way Out Chapter and Verse: The Little Copplestone Mystery OTHER STORIES The Hand in the Sand The Cupid Mirror A Fool About Money Morepork The Figure Quoted A TELESCRIPT Evil Liver Comments: The Case with Five Solutions

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