Ngaio Marsh - yet another mystery writer from the Golden Age, whose books and television series have transcended in to the 21st century.
Ngaio became a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1966, and in 1978, she won the Grand Master Award from Mystery Writers of America.
Along with Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and Margery Alingham, Ngaio Marsh is known as one of the four Queens of Crime of the Golden Age 1920s-1940s.
Her other great passion in life was the theatre. Between 1942-1969, she was theatre director with the University of Canterberry Drama Society in New Zealand where the Ngaio Marsh Theatre is now named in her honour.