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Spinsters in Jeopardy. For Anita and Val Muling with my thanks. Other author's books: Money in the Morgue. Collected Short Fiction of Ngaio Marsh.
Spinsters in Jeopardy. Death in a White Tie. Clutch of Constables. Death at the Bar. Artists in Crime.
Dame Ngaio Marsh was born in New Zealand in 1895 and died in February 1982. She wrote over 30 detective novels and many of her stories have theatrical settings, for Ngaio Marsh’s real passion was the theatre. She was both actress and producer and almost single-handedly revived the New Zealand public’s interest in the theatre. It was for this work that the received what she called her ‘damery’ in 1966.
Spinsters in Jeopardy is quite a tale. Marsh attempts to collate and capture a modern societal ill that must have preyed upon her sense of care for her world. She delivers a post-opium global drug trade expansion overview; bored, wealthy, emotionally disconnected characters; the quirky charm of South of France as could only be described by a toff; and an accurate dissection of how a cult leader lures and subsumes his followers.
Read Spinsters in Jeopardy, by Ngaio Marsh online on Bookmate – England, New Zealand, a theatrical milieu, and a roster of cluesreaders will recognize the hallmarks of Ngaio Marsh's classic series. More a thriller than a straight-ahead whodunit, Spinsters is a fresh take for Marsh, while at the same time retaining the cleverness and warm, vivid characterizations that her fans demand. Thriller & Crime. Peering into the early morning dark as his train neared its destination, Alleyn glimpsed a horrifying tableau. A lighted window masked by a spring blind. A woman falling against the blind and releasing it. Farther back in the room, a man in a flowing white garment, his face in shadow. Beyond his right shoulder, something that looked like a huge wheel. His right arm was raised. And in his han. bruptly, the weird scene was cut off as the train roared into a tunnel.
Twenty minutes past five. In another hour they would be in Roqueville. The abrupt fall of silence when the train stopped must have woken him. ping steam and the slam of a door in a distant carriage, everything was quiet and still. He heard the men in the double sleeper next to his own exchange desultory remarks. One of them yawned loudly. Alleyn thought the station must be Douceville. Sure enough, someone walked past the window and a lonely voice announced to the night: Douce-v-i-ll-e. The engine hissed again
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Ngaio Marsh Spinsters in Jeopardy Prologue Chapter I Journey to the South Chapter II Operation Truebody Chapter III Morning . Ngaio Marsh Spinsters in Jeopardy.
Ngaio Marsh Spinsters in Jeopardy Prologue Chapter I Journey to the South Chapter II Operation Truebody Chapter III Morning with Mr. Oberon Chapter IV The Elusiveness of Mr. Garbel Chapter V Ricky in Roqueville Chapter VI Consultation Chapter VII Sound of Ricky Chapter VIII Ricky Regained Chapter IX Dinner at Roqueville Chapter X Thunder in the Air Chapter XI P. E. Garbel Chapter. XII Eclipse of the Sun. Roderick Alley. hief Detective-Inspector, Criminal Investigation Department, New Scotland Yard.
Ngaio Marsh with her two dolls c. 1905 Working with just the book's title, first three chapters and some notes-but . Spinsters in Jeopardy (1954); abridged later in the . as The Bride of Death (1955). Scales of Justice (1955). 1905. Ngaio Marsh (school prefect) in her St. Margaret's College school uniform, between 1910 and 1914. Marsh was born in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, where she also died. The origin of the name "Ngaio" is a Maori word which is the name of a flowering tree and also the name of an insect found in New Zealand Theatre. Spinsters in Jeopardy. Download (fb2, 532 Kb) Donate Read
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