Free eBook Colour Scheme download

by Ngaio Marsh

Free eBook Colour Scheme download ISBN: 0312966032
Author: Ngaio Marsh
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks; Reprint edition (June 15, 1998)
Language: English
Category: Unexplained Phenomenons
Subcategory: Mystery
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To the family at Tauranga.

To the family at Tauranga. Dr Ackrington read this letter through twice, folded it, placed it in his pocket book, and, still whistling between his teeth, filled his pipe and lit it. After some five minutes’ cogitation he drew a sheet of paper towards him and began to cover it with his thin irritable script. Dear Forster (he wrote)

I like Ngaio Marsh's mysteries in a lukewarm sort of way. They are not as mind-bending as Dame Agatha's, nor literary like those of Dorothy Sayers or P. D. James

I like Ngaio Marsh's mysteries in a lukewarm sort of way. James. However, they are very old-world and cosy; eminently readable; and Roderick Alleyn is a likeable sleuth. And in almost all of them, you can find elements of Shakespearean drama - a result of the author's long love affair with the stage, no doubt - and the plots themselves are inherently dramatic.

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).

Ngaio Marsh Color Scheme TO the family at Tauranga Cast of Characters Dr. James Ackrington . Читать онлайн Color Scheme. Mrs. Claire looked up over the top of her book

Ngaio Marsh Color Scheme TO the family at Tauranga Cast of Characters Dr. Barbara Claire, his nieceMrs. Claire, his sisterColonel Edward Claire, his brother-in-lawSimon Claire, his nephewHuia, maid at Gaunt, a visiting celebrityDikon Bell, his secretaryAlfred Colly, his servantMaurice Questing, man of businessRua Te Kahu, a chief of the Te RarawasHerbert Smith, roust. TO. the family at Tauranga. Claire looked up over the top of her book. Barbara was standing at a curious angle, balanced on her right leg.

Perhaps a minute went by before he realized that he was merely terrified

Perhaps a minute went by before he realized that he was merely terrified. It was obvious that the entire Claire family made the same mistake for they all, together and severally. and entirely without success, tried to shut Smith up and hustle him away into the background. Finally it was Dr. Ackrington who, after a sharp look at Smith, said to his brother-in-law: Wait a minute now, Edward, you’re making a mistake. Come along with me, Smith, and tell me what it’s all about. I won’t come along with anyone.

Colour Scheme is Book 12 in the Roderick Alleyn series, written by one of the finest writers of Golden Age detective novels, Ngaio Marsh. It is set, during WWII, in her native New Zealand, which must be a fascinating place to visit.

File this under Marsh's best. Published by Thriftbooks. My reasons for returning? First, the land.

Ngaio Marsh Color Scheme Chapter I The Claires and Dr. Ackrington Chapter II Mr. Questing Goes Down for the First Time Chapter III Gaunt at the Springs Chapter IV Red for Danger Chapter V Mr. Questing Goes down for the Second Time Chapter VI Arrival of Septimus Falls Chapter VII Torpedo. Questing Goes down for the Second Time Chapter VI Arrival of Septimus Falls Chapter VII Torpedo Chapter VIII Concert Chapter IX Mr. Questing Goes down for the Third. Time Chapter X Entrance of Sergeant Webley Chapter XI The Theory of the Put-up Job Chapter XII Skull Chapter XIII Letter from Mr. Questing Chapter XIV Solo by Septimus Falls Chapter XV The Last of Septimus Falls. Ngaio Marsh Color Scheme.

A spa-goer resorts to murder.Even down in New Zealand, war-fueled spy fever is running wild. Near the decaying sulphur springs of Colonel and Mrs. Claire, the strange lights and signals being sent to foreign ships at sea mean there's a spy in their midst. Soon an even darker sign appears-a health-seeker with untoward intentions meets his demise in the mud baths. And when meets his demise in the mud baths. And when a new arrival appears, one who possesses the cunning of a criminal and the insight of a psychologist, can Scotland Yard's Inspector Roderick Alleyn be far behind?
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Eigeni
Roderick Alleyn does not appear till later in the book, but the story is so eventful, and so well stocked with intriguing characters, that I didn’t mind.

The setting is delightful: an inelegant boarding house operating as a thermal spa. The hot springs benefit things like lumbago. But besides the hot springs there are deadly cauldrons of boiling hot mud. The narrow paths marked with little red flags among the boiling mud pots shake underfoot. The hellish ambiance is intensified by the sulfurous air. It’s a fitting stage for murder...

The victim is a vulgar businessman who upsets everyone he encounters. The cast of characters includes an irascible doctor; the hapless, inefficient, but rather sweet couple who own the boarding house; their daughter who works like two servants and could be attractive if she knew how; a seedy drunk who boards there; a famous actor there for his health with his secretary and his dresser; and a wonderful assortment of Maori characters from aristocrats to ne’er-do-wells.

The Maori plot elements infuse the story with exoticism. The espionage adds another level of interest. New Zealanders are growing more and more uneasy about the war news, yet can’t believe there could be spies in their county. There is also a thread of romance in the plot, tame but satisfying.

I enjoyed this book immensely. It was first published in 1943.
Malakelv
While visiting New Zealand, I read three of Marsh's novels that are set in her native country. This was by far the best. It takes place in Rotorua, an area of geysers and thermal features that resembles a mini-Yellowstone. Part of it is also controlled by the Maori, who play a big part in the plot. Given how long ago this book was written (early 1940s), Marsh displays great empathy and respect for the Maori. The somewhat addled family of English ancestry that is trying to run a health spa makes for entertaining reading. Inspector Alleyn makes a late appearance, but the dark power of the volcano just beneath the surface of Rotorua dominates this mystery.
Rich Vulture
A rather suspicious and unbelievable set of circumstances finds Inspector Alleyn in New Zealand. In the midst of the thermal springs of northern New Zealand, a rather unpleasant character meets his death by drowning in a pool of boiling mud. The blundering Claire family owns the local resort, and they are well in debt to Maurice Questing, the unfortunate victim. Many wanted Questing dead.

At first I found the setting of this mystery to be quite interesting. The landscape is dramatic. That said, the solution to the mystery, the how, is deceptively simple. The who is rather unsatisfying, as the killer's character is not as developed as it could be. The side-plot about WWII spies operated at such a level of simplicity as to be somewhat absurd. A significant part of this mystery is figuring out how, exactly, Alleyn will come to be involved. I had that part figured about well before the end. This is not the best of Marsh's work. Her New Zealand mysteries never are.
Feri
Another trilling book set in the New Zealand countryside and written with a lot of feeling, I am sure. I did find a lot of it very interesting with regards to the set up of this 'resort'. It was well written and described and I enjoyed every page, even though Inspector Alleyn came into the plot late and in disguise, but that would not fool any reader of these novels. An enjoyable read!
Tebei
Colour Scheme is Book 12 in the Roderick Alleyn series, written by one of the finest writers of Golden Age detective novels, Ngaio Marsh. It is set, during WWII, in her native New Zealand, which must be a fascinating place to visit. It is a good book. Copyright 1943.
Ballalune
Reading this book brought back all the reasons I loved Ngaio Marsh's books. It's great to know that my daughter will have the pleasure of discovering Inspector Alleyn, just as I did.
Kirinaya
Interesting plot and characters. One unusual feature is that Inspector Alleyn was in disguise. Another odd thing is that references to color did not appear until near the end of the story, which was a little surprising. Nevertheless it was a fun and fast read and I enjoyed it very much.
NOBODY gives me a sense of atmosphere like Ngaio Marsh! Even her less active plots (like Died in the Wool) give one such a strong sense of character and place that I find them intriguing. This book is one of my favorites; it is filled with larger-than-life characters and a larger-than-life plot, too.