Drawing on her love of theatre and art, New Zealand novelist Ngaio Marsh created elegant crime-puzzlers full of quirky characters with hidden agendas, all brought meticulously to life in this BBC series.
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William Simons ...
 Inspector Fox (9 episodes, 1990-1994)
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 Chief Inspector Alleyn (8 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 Agatha Troy (6 episodes, 1990-1994)
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 D.S. Bailey / ... (5 episodes, 1990-1994)
Sandy Welch ...
 D.C. Robinson / ... (3 episodes, 1993-1994)
Leslie Schofield ...
 Assistant Commissioner Connors (3 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 Doctor Curtis / ... (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 Police Doctor (2 episodes, 1990-1993)
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Drawing on her love of theatre and art, New Zealand novelist Ngaio Marsh created elegant crime-puzzlers full of quirky characters with hidden agendas, all brought meticulously to life in this BBC series.

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This is what English mysteries are like...
6 July 2012 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Someone asked me what is are good English murder mystery to read and to watch. He had seen a lot of Agatha Christies' novels on the screen but was quite sick of them. I told him about Alleyn mysteries written by New Zealander Ngaio Marsh. The books are great and this short series are brilliant. Patrick Malahide is a perfect Roderick Alleyn and when I read the books I immediately picture Patrick as the main character. Belinda Lang suits the role as Troy and Inspector Fox is a likable person. The cases are terrific, my personal favourite being a man lay dead but they are all good. You'll find yourselves glued to the screen and as I said to my friend, this is what traditional English mysteries are like... a must watch.


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