Enter a Murderer

Enter a Murderer is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the second novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1935. The novel is the first of the theatrical novels for which Marsh was to become famous, taking its title from a line of stage direction in Macbeth, and the plot concerns the on-stage murder of an actor who has managed to antagonize nearly every member of the cast and crew. Unfortunately for the murderer, Inspector Alleyn is in the audience.

Enter a Murderer
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First edition
AuthorNgaio Marsh
LanguageEnglish
SeriesRoderick Alleyn
GenreDetective fiction
PublisherGeoffrey Bles
Publication date
1935
Media typePrint ()
Preceded byA Man Lay Dead 
Followed byThe Nursing Home Murder 

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Realism and Relevancy: Portrayals of the Theatre in Ngaio Marsh’s Enter a Murderer (1935) and Light Thickens (1982)