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St. Martin's Paperbacks (June 15, 1998)



Died in the Wool (St. Martin's Dead Letter Mysteries) e-book

by Ngaio Marsh

I love Marsh and thought this mystery would be good for the story basically had Troy as a major character. But it was too confusing by going back and forth with Alleyn teaching a class and then going to the ship describing the characters Troy met. I read about 20 pages and then quit. Just couldn't get interested in this book.

Home Ngaio Marsh Died in the Wool. Felony & mayhem press, new york. I’ve never bought dead wool in my life. Least of all from Mount Moon. Died in the wool, . And the smell of dead wool goes off after it’s plucked. You know that as well as I do. Dead rat, more likely.

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks, 1998. From her first book in 1934 to her final volume just before her death in 1982, Ngaio Marsh's work has remained legendary, and is often compared to that of Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, and Dorothy L. Sayers.

Series: Dead Letter Mysteries (Book 22). Paperback: 256 pages. Publisher: St. Martin's Dead Letter (April 15, 1999). If you like Agatha Christie’s books you will enjoy the Inspector Allleyn mystery series. They are very well written and have well defined characters. I am looking forward to starting another one.

Series: Dead Letter Mysteries (Book 2). Mass Market Paperback: 245 pages. Ngaio Marsh (1985-1982) was one of the four Queens of Crime (the others being Marjorie Allingham, Agatha Christie, and Dorothy L. Sayers) who largely defined the 20th Century English murder mystery. All her mystery novels feature Inspector Roderick Alleyn of Scotland Yard, and the 1935 ENTER A MURDERER is his second appearance. The novel also marks the first appearance of a character that will eventually be known as Br’er Fox, Alleyn’s most trusted assistant.

Dame Ngaio Marsh DBE (/ˈnaɪ. 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, a gentleman detective who works for the Metropolitan Police (London).

Died In The Wool book. She's been found dead, her body pressed into a bale of wool. Published June 15th 1998 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published 1945). meets a woolly demise. When Inspector Alleyn pays a visit to her New Zealand country home, he meets two fine, handsome men and two lovely young women, all of whom have reason to be grateful to dear Flossie for saving An . Member of Parliament Florence Rubrick has the wool pulled over her eyes-quite literally.

Death In A White Tie" by Ngaio Marsh is a paperback, mystery book, featuring Inspector Roderick Alleyn. Ngaio Marsh Book Choice-Last Ditch-Died in The Wool-Inspector Roderick Alleyn-Murder Mystery Book Series Choice. Book is in Very Good condition, with a tight spine, some cover and edge wear, and no markings found. Stored in a Non-Smoking environment. Death in White Tie. Colour Scheme. Ngaio Marsh Inspector Roderick Alleyn-Photo Finish or Vintage Murder-Mystery Book-Choice.

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An M.P. meets a woolly demise.Member of Parliament Florence Rubrick has the wool pulled over her eyes-quite literally. She's been found dead, her body pressed into a bale of wool. When Inspector Alleyn pays a visit to her New Zealand country home, he meets two fine, handsome men and two lovely young women, all of whom have reason to be grateful to dear Flossie for saving their lives. But as Inspector Alleyn learns, there are secrets aplenty hiding in the floorboards of that sheep station, and one in particular conceals a murderous motive that has the look and smell of treason.
The murder and disposal of the body is gruesomely connected with the process of baling and shipping raw wool. The setting is a sheep farm in the back of beyond. The victim is Flossie Rubrick, wife of a gentleman sheep farmer. Flossie was a tiny woman with a big personality and huge drive. She was a popular Member of Parliament, amazingly generous but also dangerously controlling.

Roderick Alleyn in wartime is no longer doing detective work but deployed on security issues. There’s been a leak of documents from the Mount Moon farm, where two young men are working on a top-secret device for the military. There’s a possibility that the murder and the espionage are linked, so Alleyn gets to investigate both. As he learns all the secrets of the young people at the farm and some of the staff, fascinating personal dramas emerge.

The story is rich in descriptions of sheep shearing, the sorting and baling of wool, and the auctioning off of the bales. The shearing shed is the perfect setting for murder. And Flossie with her complex and forceful character dominates the plot even after death.

I guessed the murderer fairly early on, despite some strong red herrings. But I still enjoyed every stage of Alleyn’s investigation.

Died in the Wool was first published in 1945. The action takes place in 1939 and 1942.
This was one of my favorite Marsh mysteries yet. Set in WWII New Zealand and involving a deeper case of espionage linked to the murder, this novel contains some of the best prose I have ever read, as well as a thrilling and satisfying murder case. The reason why I gave it 4 of 5 stars was because I found the book to overall split into two parts. The first half is almost entirely the interviews of the main suspects, because the murder actually occurred a year ago. These interviews were well-done from a strategic standpoint - they contain important twists and details that are necessary for the suspense of the story later on, as well as providing reasonable clues as to the whodunit. However, I found these four youngsters to be almost intolerable human beings. Once we get past them and their personalities, the story picks up immensely. They're not as annoying later on. The rest of the story is exciting, there's some tricky investigating maneuvers, and the espionage case allows for some real danger and excitement. Beautiful prose describing the New Zealand rural landscape, as well. The annoying first segment might not even take up half of the book - the important part is that, for me, it felt like half of the book because those people were so annoying.
Oh my - what a wonderful panorama Ms. Marsh unveiled in this book. I fell so in love with her descriptions of the country side that I almost wish I were planning a trip to this venue! This book was a joy to read, it held my attention and fantasy, and the characters were wonderfully formed. The slight wit that accompanied some of the dialog didn't hurt either. This was a pleasure to read and is well worth the time.
This book is set on a sheep station in New Zealand which is, of course, Ngaio Marsh'[s stomping ground. The story is OK with clues that can be followed and put together. It is a little bloody but, my goodness, Marsh writes such beautiful prose that you can just luxuriate in some of her phraseology. As detective novels go this is not a read just to pass time but needs to be taken seriously as a good work of fiction
A very old-fashioned mystery novel, Died in the Wool combines beautiful descriptions of New Zealand with a keen eye. The writing feels like you are reading a play more than a novel, but it's fun. Despite the old-fashioned feel, the author's attitude towards the characters is quite modern. It also provides a view of WWII New Zealand that is a bit more complex than you might otherwise think: even though the whites think of England as the motherland, they are also tied to New Zealand in a variety of ways, and do have some appreciation for the Maoris' knowledge. Read this on vacation in New Zealand and it was perfect -- highly recommend.
One of my favorites! I had totally forgotten 'who done it' in the last 35 years since I'd first read it. I am very fond of New Zealand's South Island and enjoyed her descriptions of locale and atmosphere and the quality of the air. Very evocative.
Well plotted! Some of the characters I enjoyed and felt were 'real' but others were too stock.
A winner!
I love Ngaio Marsh. Here she is at her best.
Naigo Marsh (her name is pronounced Niyo and means flowering tree in Maori--something to surprise your fellow Marsh fans with.)
is a true New Zealander. You will particularly enjoy the few of her books set in a country she loved and describes so beautifully without ever losing
the strands of her intricate plots. Her depth of perception shown in the characters of her books makes her mysteries surprisingly profound character sketches .
These are real people well as understandable elements in the plot and the inevitable denouments that come out of the personalities of these characters. Her sense of humor lightens the darkness she finds in some of her characters. It is you, the reader, who must find out which of her character holds the dark key to the mystery.

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