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by James Saxon,Ngaio Marsh


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Roderick Alleyn Series. 33 primary works, 48 total works. aka: Inspector Alleyn series English detective series, written from the 1930s to the 1980s.

Roderick Alleyn Series. Book 1. A Man Lay Dead. At Sir Hubert Handesley's country house party. ore.

Published February 2000 by Chivers Audio Books.

This vintage mystery, featuring inspector Roderick Alleyn, is remarkably fresh for a novel written in 1936. Reader James Saxon demonstrates his experience and versatility, conquering a variety of dialects of both Britishers and New Zealanders. References to a sea voyage and a character's racial slur directed at a Maori doctor are about the only things that date it. Marsh's series character Alleyn (of Scotland Yard) has gone to New Zealand to vacation and recuperate from a work-related injury. This is a production that completely captures the moods of the characters and the atmosphere of the country.

Inspector Roderick Alleyn has to date confined his investigations to England, but Vintage Murder finds him journeying to New Zealand (Ngaio Marsh’s homeland). Traveling with Alleyn are the members of the Carolyn Dacres English Comedy Company. The actors' operatic intrigues offer an amusing diversion until.

Items related to Vintage Murder (Roderick Alleyn Mystery) (Roderick. This early adventure of Inspector Roderick Alleyn is read with magnificent force and versatility by British stage and television star James Saxon. Marsh, Ngaio Vintage Murder (Roderick Alleyn Mystery) (Roderick Allen Mystery). ISBN 13: 9780754004127. Set in the author's native New Zealand, where the Scotland Yard detective is on holiday, VINTAGE MURDER follows a traveling English theater company whose manager is killed when a rigged champagne bottle falls on his head. Saxon effectively captures the personalities, the ethnicities and the social strata of the many characters.

Roderick Alleyn is a fictional character who first appeared in 1934. He is the policeman hero of the 32 detective novels of Ngaio Marsh. Marsh and her gentleman detective belong firmly in the Golden Age of Detective Fiction, although the last Alleyn. Marsh and her gentleman detective belong firmly in the Golden Age of Detective Fiction, although the last Alleyn novel, Light Thickens, was published in 1982. Marsh mentions in an introduction that she named her detective Alleyn after the Elizabethan actor Edward Alleyn, founder of Dulwich College, where her father had been a pupil

The fifth Roderick Alleyn mystery is far less claustrophobic than its predecessors, actually venturing outside at times and in Ngaio Marsh's native New Zealand to boot. Alleyn, on vacation, is allowed by the local constabulary to head the murder investigation of a theater manager.

The fifth Roderick Alleyn mystery is far less claustrophobic than its predecessors, actually venturing outside at times and in Ngaio Marsh's native New Zealand to boot. The theater is Marsh's comfort zone and true love, and the troupe's company are portrayed knowingly.

Inspector Roderick Alleyn has to date confined his investigations to England, but Vintage Murder finds him journeying to New Zealand (Ngaio . A quirky Roderick Alleyn mystery about faith, greed - and murder

Inspector Roderick Alleyn has to date confined his investigations to England, but Vintage Murder finds him journeying to New Zealand (Ngaio Marsh's homeland). The actors' operatic intrigues offer an amusing diversion until, unexpectedly, they turn deadly. A quirky Roderick Alleyn mystery about faith, greed - and murder. Times are good in the Cornish village of Portcarrow, as hundreds of unfortunates flock to taste the miraculous waters of Pixie Falls.

Inspector Alleyn investigates a death connected with a popular actress on a successful theatrical tour.

Comments: (7)

Onath
Before she became the “Queen of Crime,” Ngaio Marsh was an artist and then an actress. She toured her native New Zealand with an acting company, and this novel reflects her time on the stage. I enjoyed the New Zealand setting and the colorful language of the New Zealand characters. Too right!

The actors travel on trains just as Marsh did. And there’s an attempt at murder on the train. A later successful attempt at murder involves complicated riggings onstage. Chief Inspector Alleyn is only in New Zealand on holiday, but inevitably gets involved in the case. He interacts smoothly with the local police, who spout such charming expressions as, “Aw dikkon!” They appreciate Alleyn’s laid-back, gentlemanly ways and are pleased to have his insights.

Solving the murder involves exhaustive examination and re-examination of the movements of many characters, which was sometimes hard for me to follow. But there are also suggestive interviews. Alleyn falls a bit under the spell of the leading lady.

Marsh is clearly sympathetic to the Maori, as is her detective. I always wondered about her first name Ngaio, which just I found out is the Maori word for the name of a flowering tree. I’m following this series from early days. There will be more mysteries about artists and actors and New Zealand. It’s nice to have so many books to look forward to (their are 32 Roderick Alleyn mysteries in all).
Modred
Delight ! Inspector Fox is an interesting person to say the least
But Rory as his mama calls him is Cary Grant of Scotland Yard
He is a quiet man with an enormous sense of humanity and what make them tick. But he has the very good sense to ask Brer Fox what he thinks all along the way . The characters are full bodied and the English country side is well described . But the culprit is usually most difficult to figure out . All in all great criminal puzzles. Enjoy !
Wyameluna
If you love the British mystery as I do this is like a visit with an old friend. The surprise was not what I expected.
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Like her contemporaries Dorothy Sayers and Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh possessed a sort of patronizing racism typical of the “British Empire” mentality. Sayers was very mild; Christie would shake hers after the horrors of World War II; but Marsh persisted in it throughout her career, and it is particularly noticeable when she writes about the Maori of her native New Zealand, which is the setting for her fifth novel, VINTAGE MURDER.

Today Marsh is best recalled as a writer, but she was also a professional stage actress and director, and once again she gives her story a theatrical setting, with Alleyn unexpectedly involved with a touring theatrical company that stars noted actress Caroline Dakers. Although Alleyn is on a long vacation after an unspecified illness, Miss Dakers herself reaches out to him when her husband and manager declares someone has tried to murder him—and then, in almost the same breath, a supporting actress announces she has been robbed of a large sum of money. Most of the company (including Susan Max, who we met in ENTER A MURDERER) suspect the attempted murder was really an accident, and the robbed actress suddenly seems unwilling to pursue the matter of her stolen cash—but crime strikes again in a particularly bizarre way when Alleyn is invited to attend Miss Daker’s birthday party in the aftermath of a sold out performance.

In telling her story, Marsh has characters state that there is no “color barrier” in New Zealand, but at the same time presents Dr. Te Pokiha, an extremely Anglicized, high caste Maori who is nonetheless intrinsically “savage.” By 1930s standards Marsh’s attitudes are enlightened, but in the modern world it is an unattractive gloss. The novel is further marred by a not-entirely-successful denouement. Even so, Marsh knows how to cast a spell, and she captures the off-stage drama of the theatrical world she knew so well and she also endows New Zealand with an impressive literary beauty. Worth reading for those points alone.

GFT, Amazon Reviewer
Aiata
Not my first reading of this book but I always seem to find additional nuances in this author's writing. I especially enjoy the setting and the scenery.
Honeirsil
Ngaio Marsh is one of my favorite authrs.
Hamrl
After watching all the DVD's from our local library I decided I wanted to read more, and also start as close to the beginning as possible. I liked the book, however the DVD's too place in England and in this book Inspector Alleyn was on vacation in New Zealand. I know I will read more.
Although Avery early Marsh this book seemed to me in no way inferior to later Marsh novels . It certain way z as hi

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Vintage Murder (Roderick Alleyn Mystery) (Roderick Allen Mystery) download epub
Thrillers & Suspense
Author: James Saxon,Ngaio Marsh
ISBN: 0754004120
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
Language: English
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books; Unabridged edition (February 1, 2000)