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eBook Spinsters in Jeopardy ePub

by Ngaio Marsh

  • ISBN: 0884114953
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Ngaio Marsh
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Amereon Ltd (February 1, 1981)
  • Pages: 222
  • ePub book: 1404 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1860 kb
  • Other: azw lrf lit rtf
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 535

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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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High in mountains stands the magnificent Saracen fortress, home of the mysterious Mr Oberon, leader of a coven of witches. It is not the historic castle, however, that intrigues Roderick Alleyn, on holiday with his family, but the suspicion that a huge drugs ring operates from within its ancient portals. But before the holiday is over, someone else has stumbled upon the secret. And Mr Oberon decides his strange and terrible rituals require a human sacrifice

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Terr Terr
I grew up reading Ngaio Marsh, and hadn't realised till I started buying old favourites on Amazon kindle how sharply variable her detective stories were. I recommend False Scent, Light Thickens, a Clutch of Constables, and Surfeit of Lampreys to begin; ie some of her earliest and a couple of late ones. She writes splendidly about the theatre and about art, and is indeed a fine writer, probably th best prose stylist of the Christie, Sayers, Allingham group. But she has some blind spots; one is her obsession with drugs, others are...anything to do with sex. In particular, this woman who never married seems to really dislike unmarried women, middle aged women and sexual women. Spinsters in Jeopardy deals with drug crimes and evil cults in the South of France. The total unreality of both themes, and her treatment of them, breaks through the basically artificial convention of the detective story into dottiness. I particularly cherish the moment when the heroine meets an Egyptian doctor and fancies that a faint impure air comes off him....And he kisses her hand, yuck yuck. See what you think. But dont think this is typical of this writer, many of whose books are to be cherished for their evocation of a past, recent to me, but not to younger readers.
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I'm having a blast making my way through Marsh's Inspector Alleyn oeuvre. Something kicks into her writing in the 1950s that takes my breath away at the beauty of clarity of her descriptions.

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. Into this heady mix Inspector Alleyn has brought his wife and only child, all three of whom are quickly swept up into a battle to take down a fortress of depravity. Interspersed are touches of humor that had me laughing aloud.

Forgive Marsh her naiive use of marijuana as a drug as dangerous as meth; her intent is dead accurate.
Rainpick Rainpick
Perhaps that is damning with faint praise, but I did approach this mystery with doubts, based on what I had read about it. As it turned out, this was an entertaining read, although certainly not the best Ngaio Marsh I've read. Yes, some of it is a bit dated, but I found that part of the book's charm. The setting certainly is unusual for Roderick Alleyn, who is travelling in the south of France en famille. I would recommend this book.
zmejka zmejka
I should have paid more attention to all the negative reviews but all I could think was "here is a new Ngaio Marsh I have never heard of. Aren't I lucky." I have read all the others and loved them. I gave it three stars anyway because Ngaio Marsh is Ngaio Marsh and there is no other. Even doing her worst, she is better than almost any other writer on the planet. I wonder if she has ever spent any time with a real child.
Wal Wal
This isn't my favorite Ngaio Marsh book, but as usual it is well written. Interesting for the introduction of Troy and Alleyn's son.
MarF MarF
Ngaio Marsh's mysteries are very entertaining and well writte. This particular book, is one of her bests.
Foginn Foginn
I'm a huge fan of Ngaio Marsh, a crime writer from the Golden Age of crime and a contemporary of Agatha Christie; this book, while entertaining enough and, of course, beautifully written, has a ridiculous and lurid black magic circle/con game plot. Still worth reading mind.
love this series