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Light Thickens

Ngaio Marsh

Light Thickens

by Ngaio Marsh

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Published by Berkley .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL7503659M
ISBN 100425145298
ISBN 109780425145296
OCLC/WorldCa31863584

For her last waltz with Roderick Alleyn, the late Ngaio Marsh went back to the theater—site of many of her best (and some of her weakest) mysteries. And this swan-song is a sequel, in fact, to Killer Dolphin (), with director Peregrine Jay of the Dolphin Theatre now directing Macbeth—that notoriously ill-fated play, bearer of dozens of backstage superstitions. Light Thickens (The Ngaio Marsh Collection) Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required/5(33).

Light Thickens By Ngaio Marsh - FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.   Despite publisher concerns, Light Thickens was much praised by critics and lapped up by fans. Seemingly nothing becomes an author, in the eyes of critics and fans alike, like her recent death. But today, 37 years after Ngaio Marsh's demise, I think that Light Thickens is still well worth reading. Perhaps had she written the novel earlier in her Author: The Passing Tramp.

Light Thickens is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the thirty-second, and final, novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in The plot concerns the murder of the lead actor in a production of Macbeth in London, and the novel takes its title from a line in the Edition: First Edition Thus. Thou marvel’st at my words: but hold thee still. Things bad begun make strong themselves by ill. So, prithee, go with me. It’s better you don’t know about it until after it’s done, when you can applaud it. (to the night) Come, night, and blindfold the kindhearted day. Use your bloody and invisible hand to tear up Banquo’s lease on.


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But her reputation was not advanced by LIGHT THICKENS. Published init was her last novel, and her powers were clearly waning. Although her novels were extremely successful, Marsh seems to have regarded herself as more of a fine and performing artist—she had studied art and worked in professional theatre, and she continued in the later /5(44).

Light Thickens was Marshs last book, published posthumously. The murder in the book takes place during a production of Macbeth. What distinguishes this book is the authors intense admiration for Shakespeare and the theatre. As you read, you find out what it is like to choose a cast and direct a play/5.

The bad news: This is the last in Ngaio Marsh's marvelous “Inspector Alleyn” series. The good: It's one of her very best. The secret to Light Thickens' success may lie in its combination of some of Marsh's greatest passions, including her native New Zealand –in the person of, unusually, a Maori character – and the theater.

Indeed, the plot centers on a production of well, let's skirt /5(44). Light Thickens is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the thirty-second, and final, novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in The plot concerns the murder of the lead actor in a production of Macbeth in London, and the novel takes its title from a line in the play.

A number of characters in the book appeared previously in Marsh's novel Death at the : Ngaio Marsh. What did you love best about Light Thickens. It's a great mystery, with well-rounded characters. Alleyn is not as prevalent as usual, but it's made to work with another character to the fore.

What other book might you compare Light Thickens to and why. Any other Marsh, Christie, or James title. It's a classic murder mystery. Light Thickens was her final novel, published in the year of her death, It has all the hallmarks of the genre while depending for much of its interest on its mise-en-scene: a production of Macbeth at the Dolphin Theater in London.

The book opens in the Dolphin where owner Peregrine Jay is assembling his cast for the first meeting/5(5). Light Thickens, published inwas Ngaio Marsh's last murder mystery featuring the detective Roderick Alleyn.(I'm not sure when it is supposed to be set - most of the her mysteries are set around the time they were written, but if that was the case for this one, Alleyn would be in his 80s and surely he'd have retired by then?/5(15).

The bad news: This is the last in Ngaio Marsh's marvelous "Inspector Alleyn" series. The good: It's one of her very best. The secret to Light Thickens' success may lie in its combination of some of Marsh's greatest passions, including her native New Zealand –in the person of, unusually, a.

Light Thickens I'd read before, but it was still fascinating. The way she builds the suspense I'm currently reading Light Thickens. This book also contains Photo Finish and Black Beech & Honeydew, as well as a bonus story "Morepork"/5.

Light Thickens Roderick Alleyn Series, Book 32 For Ngaio Marsh, however, it seems to have been quite the opposite: Light Thickens is "a fine swansong," said England's Observer, and the Los Angeles Times agreed, saying "No playwright could devise a better curtain" than the one Dame Ngaio chose for her own career.

The secret to Light Thickens success may lie in its combination of some of Marsh s greatest passions, including her native New Zealand in the person of, unusually, a Maori character and the theater. Indeed, the plot centers on a production of well, let s skirt disaster by calling it the Scottish play, a play that Dame Ngaio produced and.

" Light Thickens by Ngaio Marsh () "Krista | 9/13/" This book hooked me on Ngaio Marsh's mysteries, many of which revolve around the theatre.

"Anie | 7/3/" Too much macbeth, not enough story. I really wanted to like this book, but gave up after a third of it. "Jenny | 5/12/" Absolutely my favourite Ngaio Marsh book.

Get this from a library. Light thickens. [Ngaio Marsh] -- Sinister happenings plague Peregrine Jay's production of "Macbeth" at the Dolphin Theatre, until Chief Superintendent Roderick Alleyn is called in to investigate a bizarre murder during a performance. Buy Light Thickens by Ngaio Marsh online at Alibris.

We have new and used copies available, in 11 editions - starting at $ Shop now.5/5(1). “Light thickens” announces more than it seems. Shakespeare could have simply told us that day is ending, that dusk has arrived, that it is the twilight hour, or eventide, or even half-light.

But none of those terms would have given the sense of weight that “Light thickens” brings. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Light thickens by Ngaio Marsh,Little, Brown edition, in English - Pages: Ngaio Marsh.

Light Thickens. Peregrine Jay, owner of the Dolphin Theatre, is putting on a magnificent production of Macbeth, the play that, superstition says, always brings bad luck.

But one night the claymore swings and the dummy's head is more than real: murder behind the scene. Luckily, Chief Superintendent Roderick Alleyn is in the audience. Synopsis The complete series of Ngaio Marsh reissues concludes with the re-publication of this 20th anniversary edition of this, her final novel.

Peregrine Jay, owner of the Dolphin Theatre, is putting on a magnificent production of Macbeth, the play that, superstition says, always brings bad /5(37). Light Thickens was Marsh’s last book, published posthumously. The murder in the book takes place during a production of Macbeth.

What distinguishes this book is the author’s intense admiration for Shakespeare and the theatre. As you read, you find out what it is like to choose a cast and direct a play. Marsh richly describes the product of /5(15).

Light thickens by Ngaio Marsh,Little, Brown edition, in English - [Book Club ed.].Pages:. The complete series of Ngaio Marsh reissues concludes with the re-publication of this 20th anniversary edition of this, her final novel. Peregrine Jay, owner of the Dolphin Theatre, is putting on a magnificent production of Macbeth, the play that, superstition says, always brings bad luck.

But one night the claymore swings and the dummy's head is 5/5(1).Buy Light Thickens by Marsh, Ngaio, Saxon, James (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(37).Light Thickens is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh, and her final work featuring Superintendent Roderick Alleyn.

The story is set in London, and centred on a theatre production of first half of the novel delves in great detail into the process of rehearsing and preparing the production, and fleshes out the characters, including the director Peregrine Jay .