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10 thoughts on “Died in the Wool

  1. Carol She& Carol She& says:

    A little disappointingThis was a reread for me but from a long time agoThe main thing that surprised me was how little this murder mystery evoked New Zealand for me in spite of the setting on a South Island sheep farm This was because the majority of the main characters were either British or had strong British links so this felt like any other early Marsh with people fond of melodramatic utterances The exceptions were the murder victim herself who really seemed so much like a female NZ MP A remarkable characterisation especially NZ only got their first female MP in 1933 this title was first published in 1945 the other was a minor character the laconic Jack Merrywether The Kiwi touches in the last third really improved thoughI guessed the murderer uite easily also the one red herringThe Reading the Detectives Group is reading Marsh in the order they were written I'll rejoin them for Death at the Dolphin at the end of the yearA little Marsh goes a long way with me


  2. Susan Susan says:

    Like the previous Roderick Alleyn mystery “Colour Scheme” this novel is set in her native New Zealand Published in 1945 this is also set during wartime with Alleyn doing extremely secret counter espionage work in the country It is never really explained why he should be called to do war work so far from home but still this is an interesting mix of crime and spy storyUnusually the crime in this novel – the murder of Flossie Rubrick – took place in 1942 while Alleyn does not visit her remote sheep farm until 1943 Living at Mount Moon are various members of staff and servants plus four young people; a young man Fabian carrying out secret work Captain Douglas Grace Mrs Rubrick’s nephew plus two young women; her secretary and her ward In a way the murder is something of a side issue as it is obvious that Alleyn’s purpose is to discover who may be involved in spying on the top secret invention that Fabian Losse is working on However it is murder that makes up most of the story It is clear that just about everybody at Mount Moon has a reason to want Flossie dead and much of the book involves Alleyn interviewing members of the household As such this is little than endless interviews as Alleyn tries to uncover the truth Like Alleyn himself I rather missed Fox and Bathgate and hope the next in the series sees us back on familiar ground


  3. Bev Bev says:

    Died in the Wool 1945 by Ngaio Marsh finds Inspector Alleyn still in New Zealand hunting spies in World War II Alleyn had already been hard at work in the counter espionage business in Marsh's previous novel Colour Scheme This time he's asked to investigate the death of a member of New Zealand's Parliament Florence Flossie Rubrick The Rubricks own a large country property which includes sheep herds and wool processing uarters She had gone missing one evening after announcing she was headed to the wool shed to practice an up coming speech It isn't until sometime later that her body is found packed into a bundle of wool that has been soldHer nephew Douglas Grace fears that a spy is at work on the farm He and Fabian Losse nephew to Flossie's husband Arthur have been working on a top secret hush hush gadget that will greatly aid the war efforts and Grace is certain that Flossie must have discovered proof of the spy's identity and been killed because of it Losse doesn't believe in the spy theory but he does want the murder solved and after the local police flounder for over a year he writes to the big wigs and asks for Alleyn to drop indangling the possibility of a spy in front him as justificationSince the case is so cold no clues lying helpfully about to be picked up Alleyn spends most of his time listening to every member of the household's account of the night in uestion and their impressions of Flossie Arthur is no longer around he died shortly after Flossie disappeared but the two nephews Flossie's ward Ursula Harme and Terence Lynne Flossie's secretary all give Alleyn their version of events It isn't long before Alleyn realizes that there are several currents of motive running beneath the surface There's a local boy who was Flossie's favorite until they had a grand row And there's the growing affection between Terry Terence and her employer's husband Not to mention the sudden fall from favor that Douglas experience with his aunt A late night hunt in the wool shed yes even all this time later is called for and Alleyn becomes the target for the murderer himself before the curtain falls on this oneWhat is particularly nice about this one is the way Alleyn's interviews so clearly underline that no one is the same person to each person they interact with Every member of the household produces a different Flossie for the Inspector to understand Marsh uses the psychology of each person's version to help Alleyn to understand what Flossie did in the days leading up to her murder that made her death imperative for the killer Some may find this a bit slow going there's a lot of talk and little action until the last third or so of the book but in this instance I think it works A good closed group mystery with excellent setting and background ★★★ and 12First posted on my blog My Reader's Block Please reuest permission before reposting Thanks


  4. Craig Sisterson Craig Sisterson says:

    Died in the Wool is one of four Alleyn tales Marsh set in her native New Zealand and is made even interesting as it was actually published during the Second World War and incorporates aspects issues and perspectives on the war climate into the murder mystery plotline Being written before Marsh would have even known when or how the war would end some of the settings and characterisations can give insights into New Zealand at that time that no recently written historical novel no matter how well researched can matchOne summer evening in 1942 formidable Member of Parliament Florence “Flossie” Rubrick goes to the wool shed on her high country property to rehearse a patriotic speech and disappears Three weeks later she’s found – dead inside a bale of wool at an auction Inspector Alleyn in New Zealand on war security matters comes to the high country sheep station than a year later after Rubrick’s husband has also passed away from illness and tries to piece together what really happened to the polarising MP based on the testimonies of several acuaintances At the same time concerns are raised about the top secret security work being carried out by two young men – have the blueprints for the new anti aircraft device been leaked?In effect Marsh has transported the classic British ‘country house’ murder mystery with its closed environment and small amount of characters – all of whom have a motive for killing the victim into a rural New Zealand setting during the war But she also does a few things differently that help Died in the Wool stand out Alleyn arrives months after the murder so can’t rely on the crime scene clues and observations usually available to detectives – instead he has to weigh the differing recollections of the residents each has its own chapter eg “According to Terence Lynne” This device gave Marsh not only a different structure and investigative method but the opportunity to ‘voice’ varying views and concerns about what was going on during the war through her different charactersIn general Marsh’s plots weren’t uite as intricate as Christie’s puzzles but she was the superior writer when it came to setting description and giving her characters depth and layers Compared to today’s crime novels the pace is somewhat languid and at times the language used dates the book but decades after it was published Died in the Wool remains an absorbing enjoyable read


  5. Sharon Barrow Wilfong Sharon Barrow Wilfong says:

    I do believe Ngaio Marsh is fast becoming my favorite mystery novelistWe get a great set up An obnoxious annoying woman disappears Three weeks later her body is found inside a bale of wool from her farm Because this is 1942 someone at the farm thinks it might be related to espionage Enter Inspector Alleyn The novel is structured in a way that goes back and forth between the present and each person's viewpoint of the murdered woman as well as what they were doing the day she disappearedSeveral chapters are entirely devoted to one person's narration I think this must be extremely hard to do because you're having to incorporate several different narratives and give them each a uniue voiceThe picture we get of the woman is that no one liked her she had an emotional hold on all of them but was it enough to murder her? Surely there was an escape Go live or work somewhere elseWhy was she murdered? This Inspector Alleyn finds out by slowly putting each testimony together plus some unexpected conclusions from the testimonies that at least some of the witnesses were not anticipatingI read this book with increasing excitement and the last couple of pages I had to put my hand against the pages so I wouldn't scan aheadThe ending was as satisfying as the entire book I'm so glad I found Marsh's entire collection of novels minus three on eBay


  6. Kathy Kathy says:

    Definitely not my favorite published in 1945 my paperback 2013 Felony MayhemNew Zealand is the site of all the action a very well known lady shows up dead rolled up in wool at her sheep farm even though she'd had a house full of guests who were helping her look for a diamond clip along the paths surrounding the estate Alleyn is called in to thoroughly investigate how this came about and who was responsible as he is UK's man on the scene in New Zealand on the watch for spies It is wartimeThere are some interesting characters as usual but the dialogue is cliche and the pace is very sluggish I had to turn to a couple other books to force myself to finish this one off Can't please all the people all the time eh? Part of my irritation is the physical torment I went through to get on a cold train last weekend and hike it to the library and then back to station without even visiting my downtown digs due to weather Whine much? I think the other Marsh I chose has promise it has a very lively opening at least


  7. Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all) Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all) says:

    One and a half stars for this unfortunately talky talky wartime mystery Excellent basic idea rich grazier's wife vanishes only to turn up weeks later well past her use by date but the book was done to death under an avalanche of words words words Any action is crammed unceremoniously into the last uarter of the bookWe start with Alleyn being sent up to the holding as a member of some unnamed wartime special branch supposedly too hush hush to even mention but it just reinforces the weakness of the structure His interview with the suspects turns into a far too longwinded not to mention unbelievable group therapy session with shellshocked soldiers state secrets young women whose upper lips are so stiff they can act as corsets for their heavingemotions schoolboys who run away to join up etc etc dreary etc until oh yes the mention of spies among us sets everyone on edgeBleah Marsh continues to be obsessed with people's hands; at one point she describes the butler as standing with his hands at his sides and turned outward from the wrists I've tried that position as well this time it's physically impossible at least for normal people Her editor let her down too; at one point for example she tells us that the habit was habitual with him Well it would be Add to this that the killer was predictable from the outset and the ending was ALSO pure tell not show epistolary ending no less and you have the reason I shelved this as stonking great disappointment Marsh's penchant for dividing each chapter into several numbered parts as if it were a TV drama with commercial cues at all tense points though yes I know TV hadn't taken off yet that's how it felt did not help mattersI wanted to enjoy this book but it simply wasn't possible


  8. Susan in NC Susan in NC says:

    I do like Inspector Alleyn and enjoyed the descriptions of the vast landscapes of New Zealand’s South Island in this mystery thriller set in 1942Alleyn is far from his usual supporting cast in NZ during WWII sussing out espionage after the body of a female MP is found in the middle of a bale of wool Alleyn visits the sheep station where the murder occurred to try and solve the case but also learn if secret weapons research being carried out there is being leaked to the enemyI’ve not read this whole series but look forward to filling in the gaps; I found this interesting as I don’t know a lot about the Australian and New Zealand homefront during WWII


  9. Tara Tara says:

    Another solid Marsh mystery I was able to guess the killer towards the end but there were plenty of suspects to choose from She also offered up a uniue landscape that is was part English countryside part new Zealand wilderness My previous experience with GA mysteries had solely been from the Christie canon so it has been refreshing to get another perspective and writing style Many times a bit outlandish and over the top but almost always fun


  10. Andree Andree says:

    I find I really like the New Zealand ones in this series This one is also set in NZ during WWIIAlleyn's essentially counter intelligence investigating a potential information leak and associated murder on a New Zealand sheep farmI like the reduced cast of characters I like the setting And it struck me in this one that I definitely have a better sense of Alleyn as a character now One could argue that 13 books in is too late I don't disagree I will only say that it probably happened a few books ago and I didn't notice until now but I definitely have a better sense than in the early novelsAlso no case of insta love There is an engaged couple but they've known each other for a year or so so y'know fairAnd I'm pleased that Ngaio Marsh was clearly planning on finally developing something with AlleynTroy in the next book It shows in this one If the next book is a disappointment I'm going to be sad


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10 thoughts on “Died in the Wool

  1. Carol She& Carol She& says:

    A little disappointingThis was a reread for me but from a long time agoThe main thing that surprised me was how little this murder mystery evoked New Zealand for me in spite of the setting on a South Island sheep farm This was because the majority of the main characters were either British or had strong British links so this felt like any other early Marsh with people fond of melodramatic utterances The exceptions were the murder victim herself who really seemed so much like a female NZ MP A remarkable characterisation especially NZ only got their first female MP in 1933 this title was first published in 1945 the other was a minor character the laconic Jack Merrywether The Kiwi touches in the last third really improved thoughI guessed the murderer uite easily also the one red herringThe Reading the Detectives Group is reading Marsh in the order they were written I'll rejoin them for Death at the Dolphin at the end of the yearA little Marsh goes a long way with me

  2. Susan Susan says:

    Like the previous Roderick Alleyn mystery “Colour Scheme” this novel is set in her native New Zealand Published in 1945 this is also set during wartime with Alleyn doing extremely secret counter espionage work in the country It is never really explained why he should be called to do war work so far from home but still this is an interesting mix of crime and spy storyUnusually the crime in this novel – the murder of Flossie Rubrick – took place in 1942 while Alleyn does not visit her remote sheep farm until 1943 Living at Mount Moon are various members of staff and servants plus four young people; a young man Fabian carrying out secret work Captain Douglas Grace Mrs Rubrick’s nephew plus two young women; her secretary and her ward In a way the murder is something of a side issue as it is obvious that Alleyn’s purpose is to discover who may be involved in spying on the top secret invention that Fabian Losse is working on However it is murder that makes up most of the story It is clear that just about everybody at Mount Moon has a reason to want Flossie dead and much of the book involves Alleyn interviewing members of the household As such this is little than endless interviews as Alleyn tries to uncover the truth Like Alleyn himself I rather missed Fox and Bathgate and hope the next in the series sees us back on familiar ground

  3. Bev Bev says:

    Died in the Wool 1945 by Ngaio Marsh finds Inspector Alleyn still in New Zealand hunting spies in World War II Alleyn had already been hard at work in the counter espionage business in Marsh's previous novel Colour Scheme This time he's asked to investigate the death of a member of New Zealand's Parliament Florence Flossie Rubrick The Rubricks own a large country property which includes sheep herds and wool processing uarters She had gone missing one evening after announcing she was headed to the wool shed to practice an up coming speech It isn't until sometime later that her body is found packed into a bundle of wool that has been soldHer nephew Douglas Grace fears that a spy is at work on the farm He and Fabian Losse nephew to Flossie's husband Arthur have been working on a top secret hush hush gadget that will greatly aid the war efforts and Grace is certain that Flossie must have discovered proof of the spy's identity and been killed because of it Losse doesn't believe in the spy theory but he does want the murder solved and after the local police flounder for over a year he writes to the big wigs and asks for Alleyn to drop indangling the possibility of a spy in front him as justificationSince the case is so cold no clues lying helpfully about to be picked up Alleyn spends most of his time listening to every member of the household's account of the night in uestion and their impressions of Flossie Arthur is no longer around he died shortly after Flossie disappeared but the two nephews Flossie's ward Ursula Harme and Terence Lynne Flossie's secretary all give Alleyn their version of events It isn't long before Alleyn realizes that there are several currents of motive running beneath the surface There's a local boy who was Flossie's favorite until they had a grand row And there's the growing affection between Terry Terence and her employer's husband Not to mention the sudden fall from favor that Douglas experience with his aunt A late night hunt in the wool shed yes even all this time later is called for and Alleyn becomes the target for the murderer himself before the curtain falls on this oneWhat is particularly nice about this one is the way Alleyn's interviews so clearly underline that no one is the same person to each person they interact with Every member of the household produces a different Flossie for the Inspector to understand Marsh uses the psychology of each person's version to help Alleyn to understand what Flossie did in the days leading up to her murder that made her death imperative for the killer Some may find this a bit slow going there's a lot of talk and little action until the last third or so of the book but in this instance I think it works A good closed group mystery with excellent setting and background ★★★ and 12First posted on my blog My Reader's Block Please reuest permission before reposting Thanks

  4. Craig Sisterson Craig Sisterson says:

    Died in the Wool is one of four Alleyn tales Marsh set in her native New Zealand and is made even interesting as it was actually published during the Second World War and incorporates aspects issues and perspectives on the war climate into the murder mystery plotline Being written before Marsh would have even known when or how the war would end some of the settings and characterisations can give insights into New Zealand at that time that no recently written historical novel no matter how well researched can matchOne summer evening in 1942 formidable Member of Parliament Florence “Flossie” Rubrick goes to the wool shed on her high country property to rehearse a patriotic speech and disappears Three weeks later she’s found – dead inside a bale of wool at an auction Inspector Alleyn in New Zealand on war security matters comes to the high country sheep station than a year later after Rubrick’s husband has also passed away from illness and tries to piece together what really happened to the polarising MP based on the testimonies of several acuaintances At the same time concerns are raised about the top secret security work being carried out by two young men – have the blueprints for the new anti aircraft device been leaked?In effect Marsh has transported the classic British ‘country house’ murder mystery with its closed environment and small amount of characters – all of whom have a motive for killing the victim into a rural New Zealand setting during the war But she also does a few things differently that help Died in the Wool stand out Alleyn arrives months after the murder so can’t rely on the crime scene clues and observations usually available to detectives – instead he has to weigh the differing recollections of the residents each has its own chapter eg “According to Terence Lynne” This device gave Marsh not only a different structure and investigative method but the opportunity to ‘voice’ varying views and concerns about what was going on during the war through her different charactersIn general Marsh’s plots weren’t uite as intricate as Christie’s puzzles but she was the superior writer when it came to setting description and giving her characters depth and layers Compared to today’s crime novels the pace is somewhat languid and at times the language used dates the book but decades after it was published Died in the Wool remains an absorbing enjoyable read

  5. Sharon Barrow Wilfong Sharon Barrow Wilfong says:

    I do believe Ngaio Marsh is fast becoming my favorite mystery novelistWe get a great set up An obnoxious annoying woman disappears Three weeks later her body is found inside a bale of wool from her farm Because this is 1942 someone at the farm thinks it might be related to espionage Enter Inspector Alleyn The novel is structured in a way that goes back and forth between the present and each person's viewpoint of the murdered woman as well as what they were doing the day she disappearedSeveral chapters are entirely devoted to one person's narration I think this must be extremely hard to do because you're having to incorporate several different narratives and give them each a uniue voiceThe picture we get of the woman is that no one liked her she had an emotional hold on all of them but was it enough to murder her? Surely there was an escape Go live or work somewhere elseWhy was she murdered? This Inspector Alleyn finds out by slowly putting each testimony together plus some unexpected conclusions from the testimonies that at least some of the witnesses were not anticipatingI read this book with increasing excitement and the last couple of pages I had to put my hand against the pages so I wouldn't scan aheadThe ending was as satisfying as the entire book I'm so glad I found Marsh's entire collection of novels minus three on eBay

  6. Kathy Kathy says:

    Definitely not my favorite published in 1945 my paperback 2013 Felony MayhemNew Zealand is the site of all the action a very well known lady shows up dead rolled up in wool at her sheep farm even though she'd had a house full of guests who were helping her look for a diamond clip along the paths surrounding the estate Alleyn is called in to thoroughly investigate how this came about and who was responsible as he is UK's man on the scene in New Zealand on the watch for spies It is wartimeThere are some interesting characters as usual but the dialogue is cliche and the pace is very sluggish I had to turn to a couple other books to force myself to finish this one off Can't please all the people all the time eh? Part of my irritation is the physical torment I went through to get on a cold train last weekend and hike it to the library and then back to station without even visiting my downtown digs due to weather Whine much? I think the other Marsh I chose has promise it has a very lively opening at least

  7. Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all) Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all) says:

    One and a half stars for this unfortunately talky talky wartime mystery Excellent basic idea rich grazier's wife vanishes only to turn up weeks later well past her use by date but the book was done to death under an avalanche of words words words Any action is crammed unceremoniously into the last uarter of the bookWe start with Alleyn being sent up to the holding as a member of some unnamed wartime special branch supposedly too hush hush to even mention but it just reinforces the weakness of the structure His interview with the suspects turns into a far too longwinded not to mention unbelievable group therapy session with shellshocked soldiers state secrets young women whose upper lips are so stiff they can act as corsets for their heavingemotions schoolboys who run away to join up etc etc dreary etc until oh yes the mention of spies among us sets everyone on edgeBleah Marsh continues to be obsessed with people's hands; at one point she describes the butler as standing with his hands at his sides and turned outward from the wrists I've tried that position as well this time it's physically impossible at least for normal people Her editor let her down too; at one point for example she tells us that the habit was habitual with him Well it would be Add to this that the killer was predictable from the outset and the ending was ALSO pure tell not show epistolary ending no less and you have the reason I shelved this as stonking great disappointment Marsh's penchant for dividing each chapter into several numbered parts as if it were a TV drama with commercial cues at all tense points though yes I know TV hadn't taken off yet that's how it felt did not help mattersI wanted to enjoy this book but it simply wasn't possible

  8. Susan in NC Susan in NC says:

    I do like Inspector Alleyn and enjoyed the descriptions of the vast landscapes of New Zealand’s South Island in this mystery thriller set in 1942Alleyn is far from his usual supporting cast in NZ during WWII sussing out espionage after the body of a female MP is found in the middle of a bale of wool Alleyn visits the sheep station where the murder occurred to try and solve the case but also learn if secret weapons research being carried out there is being leaked to the enemyI’ve not read this whole series but look forward to filling in the gaps; I found this interesting as I don’t know a lot about the Australian and New Zealand homefront during WWII

  9. Tara Tara says:

    Another solid Marsh mystery I was able to guess the killer towards the end but there were plenty of suspects to choose from She also offered up a uniue landscape that is was part English countryside part new Zealand wilderness My previous experience with GA mysteries had solely been from the Christie canon so it has been refreshing to get another perspective and writing style Many times a bit outlandish and over the top but almost always fun

  10. Andree Andree says:

    I find I really like the New Zealand ones in this series This one is also set in NZ during WWIIAlleyn's essentially counter intelligence investigating a potential information leak and associated murder on a New Zealand sheep farmI like the reduced cast of characters I like the setting And it struck me in this one that I definitely have a better sense of Alleyn as a character now One could argue that 13 books in is too late I don't disagree I will only say that it probably happened a few books ago and I didn't notice until now but I definitely have a better sense than in the early novelsAlso no case of insta love There is an engaged couple but they've known each other for a year or so so y'know fairAnd I'm pleased that Ngaio Marsh was clearly planning on finally developing something with AlleynTroy in the next book It shows in this one If the next book is a disappointment I'm going to be sad

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