Books by Stella Duffy

MONEY IN THE MORGUE by Ngaio  Marsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2018

"Though tart noir specialist Duffy (The Hidden Room, 2017, etc.) might seem an unlikely choice to flesh out the skeleton Marsh left behind, fans will be hard-pressed to find the joint between the two writers. Only the interminable denouement departs from Marsh's ruthlessly efficient last acts."
Marsh (1895-1982) gets her turn at resurrection in a posthumous tale, barely begun during World War II and set aside, that finds Scotland Yard's DCI Roderick Alleyn sorely distracted from his secret mission in Marsh's native New Zealand by the alarums and excursions of one wild night. Read full book review >
THEODORA by Stella Duffy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Although heavy on the sex and sensationalism, there's also intelligence and empathy under the energetic potboiler surface."
The unexpurgated story of Theodora, performer and prostitute in Roman Constantinople, destined to rise above her hardscrabble life to become the Emperor's wife. The book is being for HBO. Read full book review >
STATE OF HAPPINESS by Stella Duffy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Chilly and pretentious fictionalizing of a devastating disease."
A cartographer and big-selling author charts the progress of her cancer. Read full book review >
WAVEWALKER by Stella Duffy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Stylish but slight, with fewer lesbian interludes than Calendar Girl but nothing obviously making up for their absence."
Camberwell p.i. Read full book review >
CALENDAR GIRL by Stella Duffy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Duffy's first is flip, sassy, and fashionably underplotted."
John Clark has taken early retirement from British Telecommunication so that he can get a payoff of ú16,000, most of which he's loaned to a vanished lady friend he wants lesbian p.i. Read full book review >