ChristieFanForLife No I havn't. Where did you see that?
Actually I have seen her her books and wondered what they were like. Can you recommend one?
A Few years ago there was a Documentary which I think was called Cracking The Christie Code which said just that her sentances are short and her writing is simpler.
In which book does Alleyn and Troy marry? When Alleyn starts out in A Man Lay Dead he's an Inspector right? I know he is promoted to Superintendent at some point.
Alleyn and Troy's marriage happens "off screen" - their wedding is not described in any of the books. He starts courting her in "Artists in crime", and in the next book, "Death in a white tie" she accepts his proposal. In the next, "Overture to death" they are going to be married (there is a letter from Alleyn to Troy anticipating their wedded life), and in the next book, "Death at the bar," they are already married. From there on, Troy is mentioned in a few books, makes a short appearance in "Death and the dancing footman" and "Last Ditch" and plays a significant role in "Final curtain", "Spinsters in jeopardy", "Clutch of Constables", "Black as he's painted" and "Tied up in Tinsel". (I may have missed some - I'm relying mainly on memory here).
And here's another "link"
And what did you think of them? I think this is where Ngaio Marsh included an essay on Inspector Alleyn's conception.