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The mystery writer, Murray Bramwell

Ngaio Marsh: Her Life in Crime Joanne Drayton HarperCollins, $59.99, ISBN 9781869506353   Whatever it was that impelled Ngaio Marsh, at the age of 36, to purchase six exercise books and a handful of pencils and go back to her cold…
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Boring murder to death, Michael Pearson

Off With His Head Ngaio Marsh HarperCollins, $15.95, ISBN 000 6169198 Sounds Easy — a New Zealand mystery Carol Dawber River Press, $16.95, ISBN 0959804129 Inside Dope Paul Thomas Hodder Moa Beckett, $17.95, ISBN 186958 1598 “Who cares?” has replaced…
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Compact and elegant, Elric Hooper

Ngaio Marsh Margaret Lewis, Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, 1991, $29.95 This is more a meditation on a book than a detached and ruthless review. I must declare bias on two counts. First I was a pupil and latter-day friend of…
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