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Ngaio Marsh Goes Home

Caught between two very different worlds, WW2 forced this queen of crime to become better acquainted with her homeland.

This is the fifth episode of Queens of Crime at War, a six part series looking at what the best writers from the golden age of detective fiction did once that period came to an end with the start of the Second World War.

Thanks to my guest, Gail Pittaway. You can find out more about her work here.

There are no spoilers in this episode.

Books referenced:
— Ngaio Marsh: Her Life in Crime by Joanne Drayton
— Ngaio Marsh by Margaret Lewis
Ngaio Marsh: The Woman and Her Work by B. J. Rahn
Black Beech and Honeydew by Ngaio Marsh
Overture to Death by Ngaio Marsh
— Death at the Bar by Ngaio Marsh
Surfeit of Lampreys by Ngaio Marsh
Death and the Dancing Footman by Ngaio Marsh
Vintage Murder by Ngaio Marsh
Colour Scheme by Ngaio Marsh
— Died in the Wool by Ngaio Marsh
Photo Finish by Ngaio Marsh

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The original music for this series, “The Case Of The Black Stormcloud”, was created by Martin Zaltz Austwick. Find out more about his work at martinzaltzaustwick.wordpress.com.

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Poison Pen

Nothing could bad could possibly happen here, the inhabitants of the peaceful English village say to each other. Until the first poison pen letter arrives. No major spoilers about clues or endings in this episode. However, there is some mention or discussion of the books listed below. Also, be aware there is a very brief… Continue Reading