Ngaio Marsh returns to her New Zealand roots to transplant the classic country house murder mystery to an upland sheep station on South Island - and produces one of her most exotic and intriguing novels.One summer evening in 1942 Flossie Rubrick, MP, one of the most formidable women in New Zealand, goes to her husband's wool shed to rehearse a patriotic speech - and disappears.Three weeks later she turns up at an auction - packed inside one of her own bales of wool and very, very dead...
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Dame Ngaio Marsh was born in New Zealand in 1895 and died in February 1982. She wrote over 30 detective novels and many of her stories have theatrical settings, for Ngaio Marsh's real passion was the theatre. She was both actress and producer and almost single-handedly revived the New Zealand public's interest in the theatre. It was for this work that she received what she called her `damery' in 1966.From AudioFile:
This is a dyed-in-the-wool English detective story, only it's set in New Zealand during WWII. Nadia May reads the tale with a hoarse, raspy voice, which seems appropriate for a story set on the dusty plains of New Zealand. D.L.G. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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