Spinsters in Jeopardy

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Spinsters in Jeopardy
First edition
Author Ngaio Marsh
Language English
Series Roderick Alleyn
Genre Detective fiction
Publisher Collins Crime Club
Publication date
Media type Print ()
Preceded by Opening Night
Followed by Scales of Justice

Spinsters in Jeopardy is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh;[1] it is the seventeenth novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1954. The novel takes place in the countryside of France, where Alleyn is vacationing with Agatha Troy, now his wife, and their son Ricky; it concerns an unusual and sinister plot which is perpetrated against traveling spinsters.

The novel was published in the United States in 1953 (by Little Brown of Boston, her usual American publisher) and in 1955 in an abridged edition titled The Bride of Death (by Spivak of New York)


  1. ^ Spinsters in Jeopardy, Amazon.com