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Ngaio Marsh (1895–1982)

Autor(a) de A Man Lay Dead

107+ Works 28,367 Membros 582 Críticas 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 por Ngaio Marsh

A Man Lay Dead (1934) 1,399 exemplares
Artists in Crime (1938) 1,180 exemplares
Death in a White Tie (1938) 1,098 exemplares
Enter a Murderer (1935) 1,026 exemplares
Surfeit of Lampreys (1940) 958 exemplares
Overture to Death (1939) 903 exemplares
Death and the Dancing Footman (1941) 884 exemplares
Vintage Murder (1937) 883 exemplares
Colour Scheme (1943) 874 exemplares
The Nursing Home Murder (1935) 873 exemplares
Death at the Bar (1940) 861 exemplares
Died in the Wool (1945) 856 exemplares
Death in Ecstasy (1936) 848 exemplares
Clutch of Constables (1968) 824 exemplares
Opening Night (1951) 808 exemplares
Final Curtain (1947) 797 exemplares
Hand in Glove (1962) 781 exemplares
Off With His Head (1956) 776 exemplares
Light Thickens (1982) 774 exemplares
Scales of Justice (1955) 769 exemplares
Tied Up in Tinsel (1971) 756 exemplares
When in Rome (1970) 755 exemplares
Singing in the Shrouds (1958) 743 exemplares
Grave Mistake (1978) 736 exemplares
Dead Water (1963) 731 exemplares
False Scent (1960) — Autor — 726 exemplares
Swing, Brother, Swing (1949) 708 exemplares
Last Ditch (1977) 694 exemplares
Spinsters in Jeopardy (1954) 684 exemplares
Killer Dolphin (1966) 684 exemplares
Photo Finish (1980) 668 exemplares
Black As He's Painted (1973) 666 exemplares
Death on the Air and Other Stories (1995) 115 exemplares
Money in the Morgue (2018) 102 exemplares
Death in a white tie [abridged] (2008) 27 exemplares
Artists in crime [abridged] (2008) 22 exemplares
Collected Short Mysteries (1989) 21 exemplares
Scales of justice [abridged] (1955) 20 exemplares
New Zealand (1942) 18 exemplares
The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries: The Complete Series (2007) — Autor — 14 exemplares
A Play Toward (1946) 5 exemplares
Death on the Air (1936) 4 exemplares
The Little Copplestone Mystery (1973) 3 exemplares
Ngaio Marsh 2 exemplares
Last Ditch [abridged audiobook] (2011) 2 exemplares
Play Production (1960) 1 exemplar
The Christmas tree 1 exemplar
Morepork [short fiction] (1979) 1 exemplar
Evil Liver [short fiction] (1975) 1 exemplar
Moonshine [short fiction] (1936) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

English Country House Murders (1989) — Contribuidor — 484 exemplares
The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories (1990) — Contribuidor — 399 exemplares
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013) — Contribuidor — 289 exemplares
A Moment on the Edge: 100 Years of Crime Stories by Women (2000) — Contribuidor — 266 exemplares
A Treasury of Great Mysteries, Volumes 1-2 (1957) — Contribuidor — 262 exemplares
Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense (1988) — Contribuidor — 189 exemplares
A Treasury of Great Mysteries, Volume 2 (1957) — Contribuidor — 183 exemplares
Murder by the Book: Mysteries for Bibliophiles (2021) — Contribuidor — 171 exemplares
The Folio Book of Christmas Crime Stories (2004) — Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
A Surprise for Christmas and Other Seasonal Mysteries (2020) — Contribuidor — 105 exemplares
Murder for Christmas, Vol. 2 (1982) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
Fifty Best Mysteries (1991) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
Verdict of 13 (1978) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
Dead in the Water (1994) — Tradutor, algumas edições67 exemplares
Great Tales of Mystery and Suspense (1981) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
Three Times Three: A Mystery Omnibus (1964) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
A Century of British Mystery and Suspense (2000) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
The Arbor House Treasury of Mystery and Suspense (1981) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
Chapter and Hearse: Suspense Stories about the World of Books (1985) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Bodies from the Library 3 (2020) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Bodies from the Library 4 (2021) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Murder Takes a Holiday (2020) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Great detective stories (1998) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Deadlier: 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women (2017) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Dangerous Ladies (1992) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Christchurch : the city in literature (2003) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
En Kriminelt god jul : femten svarte julefortellinger (2006) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Detective Omnibus — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Verdens største detektiver II (1995) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Some Like Them Dead (1960) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Verdens største detektiver I (1995) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Great Stories of Detection (1960) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
RDCBLP v086 The Horse Whisperer | Death on the Air (1993) — Autor — 2 exemplares
The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries: The Complete Second Season (2006) — Original book — 1 exemplar
Murder for Christmas [audio abridgement] (1989) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Marsh, Dame Edith Ngaio
Data de nascimento
1895-04-23
Data de falecimento
1982-02-18
Localização do túmulo
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)
Ocupações
theatrical producer
interior decorator
novelist
actor
painter
detective novelist
Organizações
Detection Club
Prémios e menções honrosas
Order of the British Empire (Dame Commander, 1966)
MWA Grand Master (1978)

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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.

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Meh. Took much too long to get to the actual mystery.
 
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octoberblanket | 21 outras críticas | Apr 5, 2024 |
Good cozy mystery. I had some trouble keeping track of all the characters, perhaps because I was distracted. I always enjoy Ngaio Marsh and this was no exception.
 
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njcur | 9 outras críticas | Feb 13, 2024 |
I enjoyed this solid country house whodunit murder mystery. Almost half of the story is devoted to setting the stage for the puzzle presented to Chief Superintendent Alleyne when he comes on the scene. The body of the murder victim is missing until the closing chapters of the story.

The English country house is full of the usual eccentrics who regularly appear in these mystery stories. In this one, there's a contingent of convicted murderers who have served their sentences and been released from prison. For local colour atmosphere, beside the old house situated next to the moors, there's a neighbouring prison.

With the assistance of the local police Inspector Alleyne undertakes his investigation, and is belatedly joined by his trusty sidekick Inspector Fox. The identity of the killer is revealed in the very last chapter, at which point this reader learned he had been taken in by the author's masterful misdirection.

A good, but sometimes uneven, read.
… (mais)
½
 
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BrianEWilliams | 21 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
I love the bits about the black cat Lucy.
 
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JBarringer | 7 outras críticas | Dec 15, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
107
Also by
47
Membros
28,367
Popularidade
#711
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
582
ISBN
1,257
Línguas
14
Marcado como favorito
69

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