New Zealand

Off With His Head

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When the Sword Dancer's mock beheading becomes horribly real, it is Superintendent Roderick Alleyn who must discover who had the best motive for murder.

Sub Genre: 
Classics
ISBN: 
0006512453
Series: 
Roderick Alleyn
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2000
1957

The Nursing Home Murder

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Ngaio Marsh's bestselling and ingenious third novel remains one of the most popular pieces of crime fiction of all time. Sir John Phillips, the Harley Street surgeon, and his beautiful nurse Jane Harden are almost too nervous to operate. The emergency case on the table before them is the Home Secretary -- and they both have very good, personal reasons to wish him dead. Within hours he does die, although the operation itself was a complete success, and Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn must find out why.

Sub Genre: 
Classics
ISBN: 
0006512534
Series: 
Roderick Alleyn
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
1935
1999

Light Thickens

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Peregrine Jay, owner of the Dolphin Theatre, is putting on a magnificent production of Macbeth, the play that, superstition says, always brings bad luck. But one night the claymore swings and the dummy's head is more than real: murder behind the scene. Luckily, Chief Superintendent Roderick Alleyn is in the audience.

Sub Genre: 
Classics
ISBN: 
0006512321
Series: 
Roderick Alleyn
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2002
1982

Last Ditch

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Rickie Alleyn had come to the island to write, but village life was tedious - until he found a dead stablehand. It might have ended there had Rickie not noticed some strange and puzzling things. Rickie's father, Chief Superintendent Roderick Alleyn, is called in to investigate.

Sub Genre: 
Classics
ISBN: 
0006512291
Series: 
Roderick Alleyn
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2001
1977

Hand in Glove

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The April Fool's Day had been a roaring success for all, it seemed - except for poor Mr Cartell who had ended up in the ditch - for ever. Then there was the case of Mr Percival Pyke Period's letter of condolence, sent before the body was found - not to mention the family squabbles. It was a puzzling crime for Superintendent Alleyn.

Sub Genre: 
Classics
ISBN: 
0006512488
Series: 
Roderick Alleyn
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2001
1962

Grave Mistake

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Despite two husbands being dead and a daughter marrying the wrong man, no one believed Sybil Foster was the type to commit suicide, especially Superintenent Roderick Alleyn. For the field was ripe with unfortunate engagements - one of them a very grave mistake.

Sub Genre: 
Classics
ISBN: 
0006512305
Series: 
Roderick Alleyn
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2000
1978

False Scent

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Mary Bellamy, ageing darling of the London stage, holds a 50th birthday party. But someone uses a deadly insect spray on Mary instead of on the azaleas. The suspects are playing the part of mourners. Superintendent Alleyn has to find out which one has played the part of murderer.

Sub Genre: 
Classics
ISBN: 
000651247X
Series: 
Roderick Alleyn
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2001
1960

Enter a Murderer

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Alleyn's friend, Nigel, stood near the centre of the stage. He had moved forward towards the wings, when a voice warned him to look out. An instant later, Inspector Alleyn hurled himself at Nigel, driving him backwards and out of the way of a falling object.

Sub Genre: 
Classics
ISBN: 
0006512526
Series: 
Roderick Alleyn
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2001
1935

Died in the Wool

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Ngaio Marsh returns to her New Zealand roots to transplant the classic country house murder mystery to an upland sheep station on South Island -- and produces one of her most exotic and intriguing novels. One summer evening in 1942 Flossie Rubrick, MP, one of the most formidable women in New Zealand, goes to her husband's wool shed to rehearse a patriotic speech -- and disappears. Three weeks later she turns up at an auction -- packed inside one of her own bales of wool and very, very dead.

Sub Genre: 
Classics
ISBN: 
0006512399
Series: 
Roderick Alleyn
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
1999
1945