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Death on the Air and Other Stories Paperback – 22 April 1996

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; New edition edition (22 April 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0006477135
  • ISBN-13: 978-0006477136
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.6 x 11.1 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 159 g
  • Customer Reviews: 3.9 out of 5 stars20 customer ratings

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From the Back Cover

THE ALLEYN MYSTERIES

A man dies with his hand on a radio dial. A disguised aristocrat finds murder at the opening night of a play. A cryptogram produces death in an English churchyard.

'Death on the Air and Other Stories' serves both as a perfect introduction to Ngaio Marsh and her creation Inspector Roderick Alleyn and as a nostalgic journey for their many fans. The book concludes with a script written for the television series 'Crown Court', plus two pieces new to this paperback edition.

"Ngaio Marsh worked largely within the conventions of the golden age detective story but transcended the genre by the power of her writing. The excellent use she makes of her own experience and interests, and the rich variety of characters who people her novels. The best of her books will endure."
P.D.JAMES

"The finest writer in the English language of the pure, classical puzzle whodunnit. Among the crime queens, Ngaio Marsh stands out as an express."
THE SUN

About the Author

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-handed 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.

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