Search Results: "Margery Allingham"


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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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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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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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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: Sept. 19, 1941

"Much that is sombre and gay, in a book which is engrossing and moving."
The mystery writer tells, explicitly, honestly, the "history of a delicate time" in her East-Anglian village, from 1938-1941, which- in her personal experiences and those of her village neighbors, represent the whole of England. Read full book review >

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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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TETHER'S END by Margery Allingham
Released: Oct. 2, 1958

"Resourceful."
Albert Campion, together with his Scotland Yard buddies, goes hunting for incidents having a common denominator, for the link between a ring, a glove and a wallet, and for the murderer with a tortuous, careful and tidy approach to his misdoings. Read full book review >

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NO LOVE LOST by Margery Allingham
Released: June 17, 1954

"Practiced."
Two novelettes, The Patient At Peacock's Hall and Safer Than Love, smooth over the problems of a film star near death and murder in a school. Dr. Ann Fowler works with her old love, John Linnett, to save Francia Forde's life and learns the truth of her jilting; the death of headmaster, Victor Lane, turns the town inside out as the investigation proceeds against his widow. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 4, 1936

"Excellent fare for those who take detecting seriously, good yarns and Cornish's criticisms show up the weaknesses."
Anthony Berkeley, Freeman Wills Croft, Father Ronald Knox, Dorothy Sayers, Russell Thorndike, in separate murder stories present the "perfect crime". 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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DEADLY DUO by Margery Allingham
Released: May 12, 1949

"English expertness, accomplished and buttersmooth."