Search Results: "Margery Allingham"


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THE ALLINGHAM MINIBUS by Margery Allingham
Released: Dec. 3, 1973

"This minibus should go far with those who like their ghosts substantial."
Eighteen brief entertainments featuring one of the late Miss Allingham's amusing sidelines — hosts of ghosts and at least one ghoul perform in chillers that are traditional at the base, lit by candles and hurricane lamps, pointed with a quite wicked humor. Read full book review >

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KINGDOM OF DEATH by Margery Allingham
Released: June 21, 1933

"A good yarn."
The lost claims to a bizarre inheritance — an old mill house — private capital pitted against the British government — witchcraft — intrigue — love. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1990

"Overall, then, not likely to burnish the Allingham reputation—or even attract new fans."
Despite the title, this collection of Allingham snippets contains precious little of the enigmatic Albert Campion, and he is best showcased in a (brief) transcript of a 1935 radio interview—during which Allingham charmingly recaps his career and her delight in her upstart character. Read full book review >

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CARGO OF EAGLES by Margery Allingham
Released: Jan. 24, 1967

"That traditional readership will find it a proper treat."
Presumably Albert Campion's last case (this was completed by Miss Allingham's husband) finds that genial familiar down in historic Saltey, once a smugglers' gateway to London, now haunted by its Demon and tenanted by a murderer as well as some young hoodlums. Read full book review >

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TRAITOR'S PURSE by Margery Allingham
Released: March 7, 1941

"The reader is just as much in the dark as Campion, which is fair sleuthing, but this is really more active adventure-thriller than orthodox detecting, as Campion, and England, come through."
A grand job of suspense, well handled angles on a series-detective, current war and romance as Albert Campion, suffering from concussion, pieces together bits of his identity and the problem on which he is working for the government. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 19, 1937

"Good reading."
The case book of Mr. Campion, wealthy crime investigator of Dancers in Mourning containing seven episodes wherein he solves jewel robberies, murders, frauds, etc. Oates of Scotland Yard and Campion's imperfect valet also appear. Read full book review >

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Released: May 8, 1936

"Private detective to the rescue."
Another not strictly in the mystery class, so get a plus sale by putting it with fiction as well. Read full book review >

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THE TIGER IN THE SMOKE by Margery Allingham
Released: Aug. 21, 1952

"Plus mystery market."
There's good hefty police work here and dramatic interplay of violent characters for the long series of coincidences that threaten Meg Elginbrodde's second wedding and for the deceptively vacant and gentle Albert Campion to follow the prickling of his thumbs in fog-drenched London. Read full book review >

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DEADLY DUO by Margery Allingham
Released: May 12, 1949

"English expertness, accomplished and buttersmooth."

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Released: Feb. 10, 1948

"Superior fare for special tastes."
Listed on the fiction rather than the mystery list of this publisher, this will be best known in the latter category, for the feats of Albert Campion are good news to his followers. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A GHOST by Margery Allingham
Released: April 4, 1934

"Strange events evolve from the will of a painter."
Story centers around art and the Academy in London, and involves the faking of paintings and a mad critic. Read full book review >

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THE MIND READERS by Margery Allingham
Released: June 17, 1965

"Jolly good show."
As Miss Allingham puts it- the "mystic, curling patterns of human adventure" can be very strange indeed. Read full book review >