Seven people might have murdered Eric Crowther, the mysterious recluse who lived in the gaunt house whose shadow fell across the White Cottage. Seven people had good cause. It was not lack of evidence that sent Detective Chief Inspector Challenor and his son Jerry half across Europe to unravel a chaos of clues. The White Cottage Mystery was Margery Allingham's first detective story, published initially as a newspaper serial.
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Eric Crowther knew everybody's secrets, so there was no shortage of suspects when he was found shot at the White Cottage. Chief Inspector Challenor and his son Jerry had to look deep into everyone's past - including the dead man's - before they could be sure who had pulled the trigger.
With a country house, blackmail and murder, The White Cottage Mystery has all the making for a classic cozy mystery.
Along with Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers, Margery Allingham is ranked among one of the most distinguished and beloved detective fiction writers of the 'Golden Age'. Agatha Christie herself praised Margery Allingham, saying that out of all the detective stories she remembers, Margerty Allingham's 'stand out like a shining light'. Born in London in 1904, Margery published her first novel, Blackkerchief Dick, at the age of 19. The White Cottage Mystery was her first detective story, written as a serial for the Daily Express in 1927 and published as a book a year later.
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