Inspector Roderick Alleyn is the protagonist in a series of detective fiction novels by New Zealand author Ngaio Marsh. Alleyn is a gentleman detective and very much part of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. Alleyn begins the series as a 40 year-old detective chief-inspector at Scotland Yard.
Ngaio Marsh (1895-1982) was a New Zealand author of detective fiction, best known for her Roderick Alleyn series. She is often spoken of in the same breath as the other Queens of Crime, Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and Margery Allingham. In addition to being a novelist, Marsh was also a theatre director and toured […]