Photo Finish (novel)

Photo Finish (novel) is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the thirty-first, and penultimate, novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1980. The novel takes place on a millionaire's private island in New Zealand, and features the world premiere of an opera entitled The Alien Corn, after the Biblical story of Ruth. The novel's central character bears a striking resemblance to Maria Callas.

Inspector Roderick Alleyn
  • Ngaio Marsh
  • A Man Lay Dead
  • Enter a Murderer
  • The Nursing Home Murder
  • Death in Ecstasy
  • Vintage Murder
  • Artists in Crime
  • Death in a White Tie
  • Overture to Death
  • Death at the Bar
  • Surfeit of Lampreys
  • Death and the Dancing Footman
  • Colour Scheme
  • Died in the Wool
  • Final Curtain
  • Swing Brother Swing
  • Opening Night
  • Spinsters in Jeopardy
  • Scales of Justice
  • Off With His Head
  • Singing in the Shrouds
  • False Scent
  • Hand in Glove
  • Dead Water
  • Death at the Dolphin
  • Clutch of Constables
  • When in Rome
  • Tied Up in Tinsel
  • Black As He's Painted
  • Last Ditch
  • Grave Mistake
  • Photo Finish
  • Light Thickens
See also
  • Death on the Air and Other Stories (1995)
  • Gentleman detective
  • The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries (BBC television)
  • Patrick Malahide (actor)

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