In this assortment of stories from Margery Allingham, our unconventional sleuth Albert Campion must deftly pick his way through a menagerie of misdeeds: from the burglar who steals no valuables but leaves a cryptic note for his victim, to the scandal of the twice-stolen pearls, to the mystery of a mirror bearing an SOS message scrawled in lipstick. Each case of high-society skulduggery more puzzling than the last, this collection sees Campion calling upon all of his considerable skills of detection and logical prowess.
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"Margery Allingham has worked her way up to a worthy place among the tiny hierarchy of front-rankers in the detective world" ( Tatler)
"Margery Allingham stands out like a shining light" (Agatha Christie)
"Allingham is the best of mystery writers" ( New Yorker)
"The real queen of crime" ( Guardian)
Agatha Christie called her 'a shining light'. Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of the classic murder mystery?
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1950. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140007628
Book Description Penguin Books, 1950. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140007628