Ngaio Marsh

Ngaio Marsh was a renowned New Zealand crime writer, theatre director, and playwright. She is best known for her 32 detective novels published between 1934 and 1982, most of which feature British detective Roderick Alleyn as the protagonist. Her works are considered part of the 'Golden Age of Detective Fiction'. Marsh's contribution to the genre has earned her recognition as one of the 'Queens of Crime', alongside Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Margery Allingham.


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  1. 1. A Man Lay Dead

    "A Man Lay Dead" is a captivating murder mystery set in a country house, where a group of guests gather for a weekend of games and entertainment. When a harmless game of murder turns into a real-life crime, Inspector Alleyn is called in to solve the case. As he delves into the lives and secrets of the eccentric characters, he uncovers a web of deceit, jealousy, and hidden motives. With a clever plot, intriguing characters, and a touch of humor, this book keeps readers guessing until the final twist.