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The 10 Best Books in the Inspector Roderick Alleyn Series

Ngaio Marsh was a crime writer from New Zealand and a contemporary of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers. She was the bestselling author of the Inspector Alleyn series, a series of thirty-two mystery novels about a London detective. In addition to being a writer, Marsh was also a passionate patron of the theater, so many of her mysteries involve crimes around theatrical productions. She died in 1982, but her legacy lives on in her Inspector Alleyn series and the Ngaio Marsh Award, which is awarded to the best crime fiction in New Zealand each year. If you’re curious about starting the Inspector Alleyn books, let fans guide you to the best books in the series! The following list is the top ten Inspector Alleyn novels, according to Goodreads user ratings!


The 10 Best Books in the Inspector Roderick Alleyn Series, According to Goodreads Ratings



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Tirzah Price is a writer and contributing editor at Book Riot. Find her on Twitter @TirzahPrice.