Money in the Morgue: An Inspector Alleyn Mystery
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`Ngaio Marsh fans rejoice! After 35 years Alleyn is back in a new mystery - and both are as good as ever.' John Curran, author of Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks ON NGAIO MARSH: `Brilliantly readable ... first class detection.' Observer `Still, quite simply, the greatest exponent of the classical English detective story.' Daily Telegraph `The finest writer in the English language of the pure, classical puzzle whodunit. Among the crime queens, Ngaio Marsh stands out as an Empress.' The Sun
Dame Ngaio Marsh (1895-1982), born in New Zealand, wrote 32 detective novels and was famously the first author to publish a million copies on a single day. Many of her stories have theatrical settings, for her real passion was the theatre. As both actress and producer, she almost single-handedly revived the New Zealand public's interest in the theatre, for which she received what she called her `damery' in 1966.Stella Duffy is an acclaimed novelist and theatremaker who has twice won a prestigious CWA Dagger for her short stories and also won Stonewall Writer of the Year twice. Born in London, she spent her childhood in New Zealand, has written 17 novels, and is a co-director of the Fun Palaces campaign for greater access to culture for all, and was awarded an OBE for services to the Arts in 2016.