vintage crime books by Ngaio Marsh
Vintage Murder by Ngaio Marsh
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vintage Death in Ecstasy book by Ngaio Marsh
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Pair of rare 1950s Penguin Books

This is a set of two rare Penguin Books from 1952 by celebrated New Zealand female crime writer Ngaio Marsh. For the price you get both books. These two books are part of her Inspector Allen series.

Vintage Murder: A touring theatre company in New Zealand forms the basis of this novel by crime writer Ngaio Marsh. Theatre manager Alfred Meyer wanted to celebrate his wife’s birthday in style. But something went horribly wrong. Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn witnessed it himself. Was Meyer’s death the product of Maori superstitions? 

Death In Ecstasy: Who slipped cyanide into the ceremonial wine of ecstasy at the House of the Sacred Flame? The other initiates and the High Priest claim to be above earthly passions. But Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn discovers that the victim had provoked lust and jealousy.

About the author

Ngaio Marsh crime writer

Dame Ngaio Marsh, a Dame Commander of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (23 April 1895 – 18 February 1982), born Edith Ngaio Marsh, was a New Zealand Crime writer and theatre director. Marsh is known as one of the 'Queens of Crime' along with Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and Margery Allingham. She is known primarily for her character, Inspector Roderick Alleyn who works for the Metropolitan Police.


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