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Died in the Wool / Final Curtain / Swing Brother, Swing (The Ngaio Marsh Collection)

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Commemorating 75 years since the Empress of Crime's first book, the fifth volume in a set of omnibus editions presenting the complete run of 32 Inspector Alleyn mysteries.
Paperback, 768 pages
Published October 29th 2009 by Harper (first published 2009)
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Jul 02, 2013 Harriet rated it really liked it
Wonderful book. It doesn't matter how many clues the author leaves, I always fail to spot the motive and murderer. With her eye for detail, she effortlessly allows the reader to enter into the world of the 1930s. Inspector Alleyn is an attractive character and as the books progress, it is very enjoyable to find out more about his background, family and wife. I'm steadily reading my way through all in the series and I'm not looking forward to the moment when I have finished them. They are interes ...more
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Feb 07, 2017 Daryl rated it it was amazing
I am in awe of Ngaio Marsh's writing. I find her novels so exquisitely written. I just finished the novel 'Swing Brother, Swing' of my copy from this omnibus and am truly amazed at her writing skill and wonder that she is not more well-regarded today.

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Dame Ngaio Marsh, born Edith Ngaio Marsh, was a New Zealand crime writer and theatre director. There is some uncertainty over her birth date as her father neglected to register her birth until 1900, but she was born in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand.

Of all the "Great Ladies" of the English mystery's golden age, including Margery Allingham, Agatha Christie, and Dorothy L. Sayers, Ngaio Marsh
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