Tag Archives: Ngaio Marsh

Tuesday Night Bloggers: A is for April… and Anything Goes: What makes a good Aristocratic Sleuth?

Ever keen to try something new, the Tuesday Night Bloggers have gone for a different type of theme this month: the letter A. Be it a book title, author, country or a more abstract theme; it all goes, as long … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Bloggers: Favourite Sleuthing Couples

This week I decided to look at sleuthing couples in crime fiction, as part of this month’s Tuesday Night Blogger theme, love. I think for most readers many of my choices won’t be surprising, but I guess one of the … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Bloggers: First Encounters

To kick the year off the Tuesday Night Bloggers are looking at crime fiction firsts this month. Already we have had posts looking at the origins of detective fiction, John Dickson Carr’s Dr Fell series and J. J. Connington’s first … Continue reading

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Gender and Representation in British ‘Golden Age’ Crime Fiction (2016) by Megan Hoffman

Source: Review Copy (Palgrave Macmillan) Not only is there a rise in the reprinting of golden age detective novels these days, but there is also a rise in the number of books coming out which seek to analyse such works, … Continue reading

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Death Goes Dancing (2014) by Mabel Esther Allan

Source: Review Copy (GreyLadies) Quite an unusual book for review today as Death Goes Dancing (2014) was written in the 1950s but was never published at the time because the publisher it went to stopped publishing fiction. Allan (1915-1998) seems … Continue reading

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So you want to be an actor? Detective Fiction’s Advice on Working in the Theatre

Already this week we have had advice from Agatha Christie on how to have a safe holiday and advice from Golden Age detective fiction writers on the perils of staying at a country house. This time around it is career … Continue reading

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Golden Age Advice on Staying at Country Houses

If there is one thing many characters in Golden Age Detective fiction do, it is being invited to and staying at country houses, either owned by family members, friends or acquaintances. On the face of it such an invite may … Continue reading

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Shakespearean Allusion in Crime Fiction (2016) by Lisa Hopkins

Source: Review Copy (Palgrave Macmillan) Spoiler Alert: In the fifth paragraph there is a major spoiler in regards to Harriet Rutland’s Blue Murder. This book immediately caught my interest, as I have been aware of the allusions detective fiction writers … Continue reading

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Death at the Theatre in Ngaio Marsh’s Death at the Dolphin (1967)

As is usual with Ngaio Marsh’s work, this novel opens strongly, especially since it is set within her home territory of the theatre. Peregrine Jay, director and playwright, has a narrow escape when he falls down a hole in the … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Bloggers: Depiction of Race in Rex Stout’s A Right to Die (1964)

Last week I touched on A Right to Die (1964) in my post for the Tuesday Night Bloggers, but this week the text is going to be taking centre stage and in particular in this review I am going to … Continue reading

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