Agatha Christie called her 'a shining light'. Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of the classic murder mystery?
A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY
Judge Crowdy Lobbett has found evidence pointing to the identity of the criminal mastermind behind the deadly Simister gang. After four attempts on his life, he ends up seeking the help of the enigmatic and unorthodox sleuth, Albert Campion. After Campion bundles Lobbett off to a country house in Mystery Mile, deep in the Suffolk countryside, all manner of adventures ensue. It's a race against time for Campion to get the judge to safety and decipher the clue to their mysterious enemy's name.
As urbane as Lord Wimsey...as ingenious as Poirot... Meet one of crime fiction's Great Detectives, Mr Albert Campion.
"Allingham is the best of mystery writers" New Yorker "Allingham was a contemporary of Agatha Christie but her work is thought by many to be more stylish and less pedestrian, with cunning plots and witty characters" Sunday Express "Miss Allingham's strength lies in her power of characterisation, in her striking talent for painting the social background against which she shows her characters, in her skill in the use of words whereby she paints so vividly the scene she describes" Guardian "After an unaccountable lapse, Allingham's crime list is back in fashion" Daily Mail
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 4th November 2004
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.1 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1