Inspector Alleyn Series

33 primary works • 47 total works
aka Roderick Alleyn series
English detective series, written from the 1930s to the 1970s.

Book 1

A Man Lay Dead
3.82
· 9388 Ratings · 490 Reviews ·
published 1934
· 50 editions
At Sir Hubert Handesley's country house party, fi…
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Book 2

Enter a Murderer
3.82
· 3951 Ratings · 237 Reviews ·
published 1935
· 49 editions
The script of the Unicorn Theatre's new play unca…
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Book 3

The Nursing Home Murder
3.61
· 1844 Ratings · 156 Reviews ·
published 1935
· 31 editions
When Britain's Home Secretary complained of abdom…
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Book 4

Death in Ecstasy
3.72
· 1863 Ratings · 158 Reviews ·
published 1936
· 30 editions
When lovely Cara Quayne dropped dead to the floor…
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Book 5

Vintage Murder
3.81
· 2121 Ratings · 168 Reviews ·
published 1937
· 38 editions
Death served well-chilled

The leading lady of a th…
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Book 6

Artists in Crime
4.03
· 6502 Ratings · 268 Reviews ·
published 1938
· 44 editions
It was a bizarre pose for beautiful model Sonia G…
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Book 7

Death in a White Tie
4.03
· 8201 Ratings · 212 Reviews ·
published 1938
· 40 editions
A body in the back of a taxi begins an elegantly…
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Book 8

Overture to Death
3.92
· 2779 Ratings · 180 Reviews ·
published 1939
· 47 editions
Amateur actors set the stage for murder...

Who in…
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Book 9

Death at the Bar
3.79
· 1972 Ratings · 147 Reviews ·
published 1940
· 40 editions
A cosy game of darts in a cosy English pub is goi…
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Book 10

Death of a Peer
3.99
· 6108 Ratings · 154 Reviews ·
published 1940
· 36 editions
Murder becomes a family affair...

The Lampreys wer…
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Book 11

Death and the Dancing Footman
3.96
· 2558 Ratings · 118 Reviews ·
published 1941
· 35 editions
The party's over when murder makes an entrance...…
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Book 12

Colour Scheme
3.85
· 2353 Ratings · 135 Reviews ·
published 1943
· 38 editions
Often regarded as her most interesting book and s…
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Book 13

Died in the Wool
3.86
· 1953 Ratings · 123 Reviews ·
published 1945
· 36 editions

One summer evening in 1942, Flossie Rubrick, goes…

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Book 14

Final Curtain
4.02
· 2749 Ratings · 86 Reviews ·
published 1947
· 36 editions
Troy Alleyn, Inspector Roderick Alleyn's beautifu…
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Book 15

A Wreath for Rivera
3.70
· 1180 Ratings · 86 Reviews ·
published 1949
· 34 editions
Red-hot jazz meets cold-blooded murder.

When Lord…
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Book 16

Night at the Vulcan
4.05
· 2264 Ratings · 107 Reviews ·
published 1951
· 33 editions
A London actor was dying for a star billing...

Fro…
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Book 17

Spinsters in Jeopardy
3.69
· 1193 Ratings · 108 Reviews ·
published 1953
· 33 editions
For Inspector Roderick Alleyn, the trip was to be…
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Book 18

Scales of Justice
3.98
· 3006 Ratings · 103 Reviews ·
published 1955
· 39 editions
The quiet village of Swevenings seemed an English…
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Book 19

Death of a Fool
3.74
· 1378 Ratings · 118 Reviews ·
published 1957
· 37 editions
A ritual dance becomes a murderous mambo...
At the…
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Book 20

Singing in the Shrouds
3.95
· 1767 Ratings · 80 Reviews ·
published 1958
· 38 editions
All aboard for murder

The Cape Farewell steams out…
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Book 21

False Scent
3.90
· 1201 Ratings · 75 Reviews ·
published 1959
· 33 editions
In a poisonous cloud of spray, the curtain falls…
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Book 22

Hand in Glove
3.92
· 1734 Ratings · 69 Reviews ·
published 1962
· 35 editions
Who had a hand in the murder of a country gent?

Al…
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Book 23

Dead Water
3.80
· 1103 Ratings · 73 Reviews ·
published 1963
· 4 editions
A week of death threats at a faith-healing resort…
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Book 24

Killer Dolphin
3.92
· 1249 Ratings · 71 Reviews ·
published 1966
· 28 editions
At the newly restored Dolphin Theatre, murder tak…
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Book 25

Clutch of Constables
4.11
· 3559 Ratings · 117 Reviews ·
published 1968
· 34 editions
Five Days Out of Time

… that was how the ad had de…
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Book 26

When in Rome
3.83
· 1404 Ratings · 80 Reviews ·
published 1970
· 36 editions
Death on a Guided Tour

It was April in Rome, and g…
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Book 27

Tied Up In Tinsel
3.86
· 1585 Ratings · 101 Reviews ·
published 1972
· 35 editions
A Christmas pageant turns unholy.

Holed up at Hila…
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Book 28

Black As He's Painted
3.71
· 1235 Ratings · 83 Reviews ·
published 1973
· 37 editions
Portrait of a murder...

Superintendent Roderick Al…
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Book 29

Last Ditch
3.73
· 1029 Ratings · 63 Reviews ·
published 1976
· 30 editions
Horseplay turns deadly...
Young Ricky Alleyn has…
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Book 30

A Grave Mistake
3.92
· 1305 Ratings · 61 Reviews ·
published 1978
· 32 editions
A spa stay turns into a homicidal holiday...
A bi…
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Book 31

Photo Finish
3.85
· 1413 Ratings · 59 Reviews ·
published 1980
· 24 editions
MURDER IN HIGH C...
A persistent paparazzi has ho…
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Book 32

Light Thickens
3.91
· 1528 Ratings · 112 Reviews ·
published 1982
· 26 editions
"Is this a dagger which I see before me..."
Four…
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Book 33

Money in the Morgue: The New Inspector Alleyn Mystery

Roderick Alleyn is back in this unique crime nove…

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Ngaio Marsh: 5 Complete Novels
4.36
· 33 Ratings · 3 Reviews ·
published 1983
· 2 editions
Five complete novels, complete and unabridged: Sc…
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The Ngaio Marsh Mysteries Collection
4.42
· 12 Ratings ·
published 2012
· 1 edition
This collection brings together four Inspector Al…
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The Collected Short Fiction of Ngaio Marsh
3.64
· 100 Ratings · 10 Reviews ·
published 1989
· 5 editions
The only collection of Ngaio Marsh's short storie…
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The Ngaio Marsh Collection (III) - Vintage Murder / Overture to Death
VINTAGE MURDER - Inspector Alleyn #5
The plot cent…
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Black as He's Painted / Last Ditch / Grave Mistake
4.20
· 65 Ratings · 4 Reviews ·
published 2010
· 2 editions
Black as He's Painted: WITH Last Ditch Commemorat…
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Ngaio Marsh: A Wreath for Rivera/Final Curtain/Died in the Wool/Colour Scheme
-- The recent formation of the Ngaio Marsh Societ…
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The Ngaio Marsh Collection (I) - A Man Lay Dead / Enter a Murderer
This collection brings together two Inspector All…
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The Ngaio Marsh Collection (II) - The Nursing Home Murder / Death in Ecstasy
THE NURSING HOME MURDER - Inspector Alleyn #3
For…
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Death on the Air and Other Stories
3.68
· 370 Ratings · 26 Reviews ·
published 1989
· 12 editions
The only collection of Ngaio Marsh's short storie…
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Death at the Dolphin / Hand in Glove / Dead Water
3.92
· 80 Ratings · 5 Reviews ·
published 2009
· 2 editions
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Death in a White Tie / Overture to Death / Death at the Bar
4.24
· 96 Ratings · 5 Reviews ·
published 2009
· 2 editions
Commemorating 75 years since the Empress of Crime…
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Off with His Head/Singing in the Shrouds/False Scent
4.00
· 81 Ratings · 7 Reviews ·
published 2009
· 2 editions
Commemorating 75 years since the Empress of Crime…
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Opening Night / Spinsters in Jeopardy / Scales of Justice
4.02
· 89 Ratings · 4 Reviews ·
published 1951
· 3 editions
Commemorating 75 years since the Empress of Crime…
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Death in Ecstasy / Vintage Murder / Artists in Crime
4.09
· 123 Ratings · 2 Reviews ·
published 2009
· 2 editions
The second volume in a set of omnibus editions pr…
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