Reading Ngaio Marsh

I’ve been having a bit of a reading splurge on Ngaio Marsh recently; partly that’s because I seem to have overdosed on SF, and partly I’ve been looking at culling some of the contents of my book shelves. 

Given that I haven’t read most of them for fifteen or more years, Marsh seemed to be an obvious choice, and a few of her earlier, slighter stories have indeed ended up on amazon.

But some have yielded little gems of underwriting which my younger self didn’t really appreciate. A lot of the stories are far more worldly than contemporaries such as Christie or Allingham, and the characters more finely drawn.  I’m finding myself reluctant to sell too many of them.

Damn – I’ll have to look for another author to cull….

• July 4th, 2010 • Posted in General • Comments: 0

Ten Things I Learned This Week

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• February 26th, 2010 • Posted in General • Comments: 0

The Final Countdown

…has begun to the event we’ve sub-titled ‘Bring Your Daughters To The Slaughter.’ It’s official title is ‘Murder on the Dance Floor,’ and it’s a weird hybrid of a 70s disco crossed with a murder mystery.  You can read more about what’s been going on in the run-up to it at the usual location.

• February 11th, 2010 • Posted in General • Comments: 0