The Collected Short Fiction of Ngaio Marsh

The Collected Short Fiction of Ngaio Marsh

Ngaio Marsh


This quantity comprises all of Ngaio Marsh's recognized uncollected fiction in addition to a couple of comparable items. Following Marsh's essays at the creations of Roderick and Troy Alleyn, the booklet reprints the 3 brief tales approximately Alleyn initially released in periodicals over the gap of thirty-four years. "Death at the Air," which first seemed in a British journal in 1939, is a regular closed-circle detective tale of the interval with a smart homicide equipment and a cleverly hidden assassin. "I Can locate My approach Out," released in 1946, is Marsh's merely brief tale with a theatrical surroundings, and it comprises her bow to 1 of the main recognized detectival plot units, homicide in a locked room. "Chapter and Verse," from 1973, has a plot that can simply were elevated right into a full-length novel, and prefer the former tale is redolent of the Golden Age of Detection. the remainder stories are urbane stories of crime. The short-short "The Hand within the Sand" (1953) is Marsh's simply enterprise into writing approximately actual crime. "The Cupid Mirror" (1972) and "A idiot approximately Money" (1974) are different from one another other than in a single way—they finish with a victory over a wholly exasperating individual. "Morepork" (1978), Marsh's ultimate and possibly most sensible brief tale, tells of a wierd trial within the forests of latest Zealand. The booklet concludes with Evil Liver, a formerly unpublished telescript produced in 1975, during which the viewer (or reader) needs to act as detective.

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