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Died in the Wool

Died in the Wool

Author: Ngaio Marsh
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One summer evening in 1942 Flossie Rubrick, MP, one of the most formidable women in New Zealand, goes to her husband's wool shed to rehearse a patriotic speech � and disappears. Three weeks later she turns up at an auction � packed inside one of her very own bales of wool and very, very dead . . . �The brilliant Ngaio Marsh ranks with Agatha Chrisitie and Dorothy Sayers'� TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT �In her ironic and witty hands the mystery novel can be civilized literature.� NEW YORK TIMES �Ngaio Marsh is one of the detective novelists whose story books I regularly re-read, always the test of a good detective story.� P.D.JAMES �The finest writer in the English language of the pure, classical puzzle whodunit. Among the crime queens, Ngaio Marsh stand out as an Empress.� THE SUN Don�t miss the other Inspector Alleyn novels available in this series, including: 'The Nursing Home Murder, final curtain, Death at the Dolphin, When in Rome' and 'Photo-Finish.' Reviews In her ironic and witty hands the mystery novel can be civilized literature. NEW YORK TIMES Ngaio Marsh is one of the detective novelists whose books I regularly re-read, always the test of a good detective story. P.D. JAMES In the front rank of crime-story writers. THE TIMES The finest writer in the English language of the pure, classical puzzle whodunnit. Among the crime queens, Ngaio Marsh stands out as an Empress. THE SUN First published 1945.

Reviews

'In her ironic and witty hands the mystery novel can be civilized literature.' NEW YORK TIMES 'Ngaio Marsh is one of the detective novelists whose books I regularly re-read, always the test of a good detective story.' P.D. JAMES 'In the front rank of crime-story writers.' THE TIMES 'The finest writer in the English language of the pure, classical puzzle whodunnit. Among the crime queens, Ngaio Marsh stands out as an Empress.' THE SUN

Author description

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 she received what she called her 'damery' in 1966.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780006512394
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • : December 1999
  • : 197mm X 131mm
  • : February 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ngaio Marsh
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 272