Monday, February 01, 2010

The Queens of Crime

Last week I came across a name I'd forgotten: Ngaio Marsh. I remembered enjoying her detective novels featuring the charming Roderick Alleyn. She is described as being one of the four orginal Queens of Crime in the 1920s and 30s, the other three being Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers and Margery Allingham. How many delicious hours have been spent enjoying their writing!


Blogger kinglear said...

Ah yes all great writers - though all with a sadness in their lives...
I have to say the murders in general were of such fiendish complexity that even Poirot's little grey cells were taxed.
But how much more satisfactory than the mere gangland killings and crimes for money that we are assailed with nowadays.
Of course, the actual writing was superb too.

11:50 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

True, KL - they were also Queens of the Red Herring

8:48 am  
Blogger kinglear said...

... or Red Queens..??

9:17 am  
Blogger Angus said...

And I thought this was a post about so many of my former City colleagues.

5:23 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

They sound interesting, Angus

8:26 am  

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