Fishpond Gift Vouchers - Let them choose!

Shop over a million Toys in our Huge New Range

Death on the Air and Other Stories
By

Rating

Product Description
Product Details

About the Author

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-handed 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.

Reviews

Dame Marsh is best known for her golden age mystery novels featuring Scotland Yard detective Roderick Alleyn. This is a charming collection of Alleyn miscellany, including stories, essays, a television script, and an amusing letter to an unpublished author, most accompanied by brief but informative introductions. The book combines some of Marsh's best-known short stories with more unusual works and should appeal to both longtime fans and new listeners. As excellent as the text is, it is Nadia May's reading that makes this audiobook so exceptional; she has a beautifully clear and flexible reading voice, and her bell "bongs" resonate. There is both humor and compassion in her voice as she addresses the unpublished author. Television scripts are full of abrupt transitions and instructions. In this case, the stage cues, although read, are quickly forgotten in the enjoyment of the mystery. Previous audio collections have featured several of these stories, and while generally amusing, none reaches the standard set by this production. True excellence is rare. This combination of interesting and unusual story selections, a well-known "cozy" author, and an outstanding reader is recommended for all fiction collections.-I. Pour-El, Des Moines Area Community Coll., Boone, IA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Death on the Air and Other Stories on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Back to top