By any definition, the New Zealand crime writer Ngaio Marsh lived an extraordinary life. But who was she really, this globetrotting blockbuster author who divided her life between opposite sides of the world?
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Things mentioned in order of appearance:
—The Lonely Palette podcast
—Ngaio Marsh: Her Life in Crime by Joanne Drayton
—A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh
—Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
—Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers
—The Crime at Black Dudley by Margery Allingham
—Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
—The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers
—Died in the Wool by Ngaio Marsh
—Colour Scheme by Ngaio Marsh
Further reading and sources:
—Ngaio Marsh: A Life by Margaret Lewis (the authorised biography from 1991)
—Black Beech and Honeydew by Ngaio Marsh (her autobiography)
—The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards
—The Mystery of Three Quarters by Sophie Hannah, published by HarperCollins. Enter the competition to win a copy by sending an email to email@example.com.
Find a full transcript of this episode at shedunnitshow.com/ngaiomarshtranscript.