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Off With His Head By Ngaio Marsh

Off With His Head
by Ngaio Marsh

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Pagan revelry and morris dancing in the middle of a very cold winter set the scene for one of Ngaio Marsh's most fascinating murder mysteries.

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Off With His Head by Ngaio Marsh

Pagan revelry and morris dancing in the middle of a very cold winter set the scene for one of Ngaio Marsh's most fascinating murder mysteries.

When the pesky Anna Bunz arrives at Mardian to investigate the rare survival of folk-dancing still practised there, she quickly antagonizes the villagers. But Mrs Bunz is not the only source of friction - two of the other enthusiasts are also spoiling for a fight.

When the sword dancers' traditional mock beheading of the Winter Solstice becomes horribly real, Superintendent Roderick Alleyn finds himself faced with a case of great complexity and of gruesome proportions...

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Off With His Head Reviews


`The incomparable Ngaio Marsh.'
Daily Express

`Mrs Marsh's work has the hallmark of the master. She is at the top of her form. Definitely first-class plus.'
Queen

`The finest writer in the English language of the pure, classical puzzle whodunit. Among the crime queens, Ngaio Marsh stands out as an Empress.'
The Sun

About Ngaio Marsh


Dame Ngaio Marsh was born in New Zealand in 1895 and died in February 1982. She wrote over 30 detective novels and many of her stories have theatrical settings, for Ngaio Marsh's real passion was the theatre. She was both actress and producer and almost single-handedly revived the New Zealand public's interest in the theatre. It was for this work that the received what she called her `damery' in 1966.

Additional information

GOR001667202
Off With His Head by Ngaio Marsh
Ngaio Marsh
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2000-08-21
304
0006512453
9780006512455
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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