Margery Allingham Margery Allingham Omnibus

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Margery Allingham Omnibus

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9780140060584: Margery Allingham Omnibus

Agatha Christie called her `a shining light'. Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of the classic murder mystery? Three of Margery Allingham's classic crime stories captured in one volume, perfect for aficionados and new readers alike. A skeleton in a dinner jacket, a man murdered in a deckchair, a dead man spotted wandering in the London fog... private detective Albert Campion is called upon to solve some most unusual crimes. This omnibus features three of the charming amateur sleuth's most intriguing cases: Sweet Danger, The Case of the Late Pig and The Tiger in the Smoke. As urbane as Lord Wimsey...as ingenious as Poirot... Meet one of crime fiction's Great Detectives, Mr Albert Campion

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MARGERY ALLINGHAM was born in London in 1904. She sold her first story at age 8 and published her first novel before turning 20. She married the artist, journalist and editor Philip Youngman Carter in 1927. In 1928 Allingham published her first detective story, The White Cottage Mystery, and the following year, in The Crime at Black Dudley, she introduced the detective who was to become the hallmark of her sophisticated crime novels and murder mysteries -- Albert Campion. Famous for her London thrillers, such as Hide My Eyes and The Tiger in the Smoke, Margery Allingham has been compared to Dickens in her evocation of the city's shady underworld. Acclaimed by crime novelists such as P.D. James, Allingham is counted alongside Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie and Gladys Mitchell as a pre-eminent Golden Age crime writer. Margery Allingham died in 1966.

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"For the connoisseur of detective fiction" * Sunday Times * "Margery Allingham deserves to be rediscovered" -- P.D. James "Margery Allingham stands out like a shining light" -- Agatha Christie "Always of the elect, Margery Allingham now towers above them" * Observer * "The real queen of crime" * Guardian *

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