Tag: Ngaio Marsh

News & Notes &endash; 06/30/2018

News & Notes &endash; 06/30/2018

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff   Book News The Locus Award winners were announced at the Locus Awards Weekend (July 22-24). Best SF Novel went to John Scalzi’s The Collapsing Empire, Best Fantasy… Read more »

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News & Notes – 06/16/2018

News & Notes – 06/16/2018

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff   Worth Reading/Viewing BookExpo and BookCon 2018: Authors Explore the Multiplicities of Diversity  (Publishers Weekly) BookExpo 2018: Reaching the Romance Reader (Shelf Awareness) A BookExpo panel… Read more »

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Favorite British Mystery Authors (a series)

Favorite British Mystery Authors (a series)

One of the genres I enjoy is mystery, and particularly British mystery.  Five women dominated the “Golden Age” of British mystery: Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Ngaio Marsh, Josephine Tey, and Margery Allingham.  Of the five, Christie and Sayers are probably the best-known. Christie and Marsh enjoyed the longest reigns.  Sayers… Read more »

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BBC’s “Alleyn Mysteries”

BBC’s “Alleyn Mysteries”

Patrick Malahide as Insp. Alleyn I’ve been watching the “Alleyn Mysteries” produced by the BBC in 1993-1994, and based on the series by Ngaio Marsh. These adaptations are quite good, for the most part. Patrick Malahide and William Simons are perfectly cast as Alleyn and his assistant, Inspector Fox. Their… Read more »

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Ngaio Marsh’s Inspector Alleyn mysteries

Ngaio Marsh’s Inspector Alleyn mysteries

In the last month or two, I’ve been rereading Ngaio Marsh’s superb mystery series featuring Roderick Alleyn of Scotland Yard, most of them for the first time in almost 10 years. I loved them in my high school and college days, and collected the lot, most of them in hardcover… Read more »

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