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Ngaio Marsh (1895–1982)

Autor(a) de A Man Lay Dead

107+ Works 28,595 Membros 589 Reviews 69 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos

Séries

Obras de Ngaio Marsh

A Man Lay Dead (1934) 1,411 cópias
Artists in Crime (1938) 1,187 cópias
Death in a White Tie (1938) 1,106 cópias
Enter a Murderer (1935) 1,037 cópias
Surfeit of Lampreys (1940) 966 cópias
Overture to Death (1939) 911 cópias
Death and the Dancing Footman (1941) 890 cópias
Vintage Murder (1937) 890 cópias
The Nursing Home Murder (1935) 883 cópias
Colour Scheme (1943) 881 cópias
Death at the Bar (1940) 866 cópias
Died in the Wool (1945) 866 cópias
Death in Ecstasy (1936) 857 cópias
Clutch of Constables (1968) 834 cópias
Opening Night (1951) 816 cópias
Final Curtain (1947) 802 cópias
Hand in Glove (1962) 788 cópias
Off With His Head (1956) 783 cópias
Light Thickens (1982) 780 cópias
Scales of Justice (1955) 775 cópias
Tied Up in Tinsel (1971) 763 cópias
When in Rome (1970) 759 cópias
Singing in the Shrouds (1958) 746 cópias
Grave Mistake (1978) 743 cópias
Dead Water (1963) 739 cópias
False Scent (1960) — Autor — 731 cópias
Swing, Brother, Swing (1949) 712 cópias
Last Ditch (1977) 696 cópias
Killer Dolphin (1966) 688 cópias
Spinsters in Jeopardy (1954) 686 cópias
Photo Finish (1980) 672 cópias
Black As He's Painted (1973) 669 cópias
Money in the Morgue (2018) 103 cópias
Artists in crime [abridged] (2008) 22 cópias
Collected Short Mysteries (1989) 21 cópias
Scales of justice [abridged] (1955) 20 cópias
New Zealand (1942) 19 cópias
A Play Toward (1946) 5 cópias
Death on the Air (1936) 4 cópias
Ngaio Marsh 2 cópias
Play Production (1960) 1 exemplar(es)
The Christmas tree 1 exemplar(es)
Death in the garden 1 exemplar(es)
The Cupid Mirror [short fiction] (1972) 1 exemplar(es)
Morepork [short fiction] (1979) 1 exemplar(es)
Evil Liver [short fiction] (1975) 1 exemplar(es)
Moonshine [short fiction] (1936) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

English Country House Murders (1989) — Contribuinte — 490 cópias
The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories (1990) — Contribuinte — 403 cópias
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013) — Contribuinte — 298 cópias
A Moment on the Edge: 100 Years of Crime Stories by Women (2000) — Contribuinte — 267 cópias
A Treasury of Great Mysteries, Volumes 1-2 (1957) — Contribuinte — 265 cópias
Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense (1988) — Contribuinte — 193 cópias
A Treasury of Great Mysteries, Volume 2 (1957) — Contribuinte — 188 cópias
Murder by the Book: Mysteries for Bibliophiles (2021) — Contribuinte — 177 cópias
The Folio Book of Christmas Crime Stories (2004) — Contribuinte — 118 cópias
A Surprise for Christmas and Other Seasonal Mysteries (2020) — Contribuinte — 108 cópias
Murder for Christmas, Vol. 2 (1982) — Contribuinte — 89 cópias
Fifty Best Mysteries (1991) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias
Verdict of 13 (1978) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
Dead in the Water (1994) — Tradutor, algumas edições67 cópias
Great Tales of Mystery and Suspense (1981) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
Three Times Three: A Mystery Omnibus (1964) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
A Century of British Mystery and Suspense (2000) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
The Arbor House Treasury of Mystery and Suspense (1981) — Contribuinte — 52 cópias
Bodies from the Library 3 (2020) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias
Bodies from the Library 4 (2021) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
Murder Takes a Holiday (2020) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
Great detective stories (1998) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Deadlier: 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women (2017) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Dangerous Ladies (1992) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Christchurch : the city in literature (2003) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
En Kriminelt god jul : femten svarte julefortellinger (2006) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Detective Omnibus — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Verdens største detektiver II (1995) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Some Like Them Dead (1960) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Verdens største detektiver I (1995) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries: The Complete Second Series (2006) — Original book — 2 cópias
Great Stories of Detection (1960) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Murder for Christmas [audio abridgement] (1989) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Marsh, Dame Edith Ngaio
Data de nascimento
1895-04-23
Data de falecimento
1982-02-18
Local de enterro
Church of the Holy Innocents Churchyard Peel Forest, Timaru District, Canterbury, New Zealand
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
New Zealand
Local de nascimento
Christchurch, New Zealand
Local de falecimento
Christchurch, New Zealand
Locais de residência
England, UK
Christchurch, New Zealand
Educação
St. Margaret's College (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Canterbury College (School of Art)
Ocupação
theatrical producer
interior decorator
novelist
actor
painter
detective novelist
Organizações
Detection Club
Premiações
Order of the British Empire (Dame Commander, 1966)
MWA Grand Master (1978)
Pequena biografia
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.

Membros

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The very dignified unrequited passion as a subplot to the murder mystery is classic.
 
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drthubbie | outras 32 resenhas | May 26, 2024 |
She had written a very similar plot earlier in the series. Still some very good lines though.
½
 
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drthubbie | outras 23 resenhas | 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.… (mais)
 
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jcm790 | outras 51 resenhas | 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 | outras 25 resenhas | May 26, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
107
Also by
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Membros
28,595
Popularidade
#704
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Resenhas
589
ISBNs
1,257
Idiomas
14
Favorito
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