Search Results: "Margery Allingham"


BOOK REVIEW

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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THE FASHION IN SHROUDS by Margery Allingham
Released: Oct. 7, 1938

"Suspense — humor — well planned, well written."
Top ranking whodunit in Dorothy Sayers tradition. Mr. Campion rides a merry-go-round while trying to figure out how a lovely actress manages to have opportune deaths remove the wrong men from her life. 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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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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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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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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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 >