False Scent

Author: Ngaio Marsh
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem Press
ISBN: 1631940201
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Mary Bellamy is the sweetheart of the London stage, fluffy as only an elderly lady of 50(!) can be. Her fans and friends – and who didn’t adore, positively adore darling Mary? – are heartbroken when somehow Mary manages to spritz herself not with her favorite perfume but with the deadly insecticide meant to be sprayed on the azaleas. Inspector Alleyn begins by smelling something fishy (everything he learns about lovely, fragile Mary suggests that in fact she was a rather vicious battleax), but he very quickly starts smelling something different…something like a rat.

Vintage Murder

Author: Ngaio Marsh
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312971793
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Inspector Roderick Alleyn finds his vacation cut short when a famous producer ends up killed by a wine bottle, leading Alleyn to investigate the actors of a theater company, as well as the dead man's wife. Reprint.

Dead Water

Author: Ngaio Marsh
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem Press
ISBN: 1631940252
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The elderly Emily Pride is perfectly pleased to have inherited an island, even if her starchy pragmatism is ever-so-faintly appalled by the “Pixie Falls” spring and its reported miraculous healing properties. But really, the locals’ attempts to capitalize on the “miracles” are entirely too tacky – Ye Olde Gift Shoppe, the neon signs…not on Miss Emily’s watch, thank you. Of course, the locals are not exactly thrilled to give up their trade (Pixie Falls may be merely be known for healing warts, it’s true, but you take your shillings where you can find them). Could their frustration have bubbled up into murderous rage? Inspector Alleyn will have to sort it out. And this time, it’s personal.

Photo Finish

Author: Ngaio Marsh
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312973018
Format: PDF
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Roderick Alleyn, Scotland Yard's chief superintendent, accompanies his celebrated artist-wife, Troy, to an exotic New Zealand island where Troy begins an opera star's portrait, only to assist in solving her murder

Scales of Justice

Author: Ngaio Marsh
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem Press
ISBN: 1937384969
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Of all the books in the Alleyn series, Scales of Justice is most powerfully reminiscent of Agatha Christie, with its setting in an almost unspeakably charming little English village, and its cast of inbred aristocrats. When one of the aristos turns up dead next to the local trout-stream – with, in fact, a trout at his side – everyone is dreadfully upset, of course, but really, just a tad irritated as well: Murder is so awfully messy. Thank gawd that nice Inspector Alleyn – not really one of us, you know, but not terribly wide of the mark – is on hand to clear things up. Though one could wish that he didn’t feel compelled to ask quite so many questions.

Killer Dolphin

Author: Ngaio Marsh
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem Press
ISBN: 1631940376
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The impresario Peregrine Jay has fulfilled a long-cherished dream: Thanks to a very generous gift, he now owns the Dolphin Theatre, and has restored it to its former glory. To celebrate the re-opening, a no-expenses-spared production of The Glove, a new play about the discovery of a true Shakespearean accessory. London’s chattering classes are abuzz with gossip about the theatre, rumors about Peregrine, critiques of the play. But when murder takes center-stage, everyone gets very quiet, and only Inspector Alleyn can persuade them to start chattering again – this time, with a purpose.

Death of a Fool

Author: Ngaio Marsh
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312968328
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When one of the dancers in South Mardian's annual sword dance is decapitated, Scotland Yard's Inspector Alleyn must maneuver through a village populated by eccentrics, where everyone becomes a suspect. Reprint.

A Grave Mistake

Author: Ngaio Marsh
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem Press
ISBN: 1631940554
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Ricky Alleyn, who first appeared in Spinsters in Jeopardy, is now 21 and has taken himself to a secluded island to write a novel. Or think about writing a novel. Or look for distractions so he can avoid writing a novel. The distractions abound, mostly in the form of colorful local characters, so all is beer and skittles until Ricky stumbles across a murder and then gets himself kidnapped. Which is too bad for Ricky (and the murder-victim), but dandy for the reader, as it brings Inspector Alleyn to the island, and he’s on top form. A subtheme involving drug-running may strike a jarring note, but remember, Last Ditch was first published in 1977, and as such, it offers a remarkable look at what happens when the characters and conventions of the Golden Age fetch up in the distinctly tarnished recent past.

Singing In The Shrouds

Author: Ngaio Marsh
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312968885
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A serial strangler's latest victim lies covered in flowers on a London dock as the murderer heads out to sea, but Inspector Roderick Alleyn is on board to uncover the killer before he strikes again. Reprint.

Tied Up In Tinsel

Author: Ngaio Marsh
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312971953
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The Christmas eve Druid Pageant at Hilary Bill-Tasman's manor turns deadly when one of the players disappears into the snowy night, and the hired help turns out to be paroled murderers from the local prison. Reprint.