Margery Allingham
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Margery Allingham

Margery Allingham was born in Ealing, London in 1904 to a family immersed in literature. Her first novel, Blackkerchief Dick, was published in 1923 when she was 19. Her first work of detective fiction was a serialized story published by the Daily Express in 1927. Entitled The White Cottage Mystery, it contained atypical themes for a woman writer of the era. Her breakthrough occurred in 1929 with the publication of The Crime at Black Dudley. This introduced Albert Campion, albeit originally as a minor character. He returned in Mystery Mile, thanks in part to pressure from her American publishers, much taken with the character. Campion proved so successful that Allingham made him the centrepiece of another 17 novels and over 20 short stories, continuing into the 1960s.

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    • The Crime at Black Dudley

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 407
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 362
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 365

    When George Abbershaw is invited to Black Dudley Manor for the weekend....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I LIKE this narrator quite a lot!!!!

    • By Meep on 11-16-13

    Regular price: $15.48

    • The Tiger in the Smoke

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 110

    Jack Havoc, jail-breaker and knife artist....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not really a mystery-unique among Campions

    • By Meep on 11-19-13

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Case of the Late Pig

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Albert Campion is summoned to the village of Kepesake....

    Regular price: $14.71

    • Flowers for the Judge

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    Scandal hits the staid publishing house of Barnabas when one of the directors is found dead in the strong-room....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the Best!

    • By L. Wittke on 05-17-17

    Regular price: $16.35

    • Look to the Lady

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    The Gyrth family had guarded the Chalice for hundreds of years. It was held by them for the Crown. Its antiquity, its beauty, the extraordinary legends that were connected with it, all combined to make it unique of its kind....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love the start to this one, like the reader

    • By Meep on 11-16-13

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Coroner's Pidgin

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    Just returned from years overseas on a secret mission....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully exciting

    • By Sally Dobbs on 11-14-16

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Beckoning Lady

    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Campion's glorious summer in Pontisbright is blighted by death....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truly enjoyed this one.

    • By notlad on 03-10-18

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Traitor's Purse

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    Campion investigates once more, but this time he is on the run from the police....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of Allingham's best

    • By Bookwormish on 11-21-15

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Police at the Funeral

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    When Albert Campion is called in by the fiancee of an old college friend....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • tremendously enjoyable

    • By Propel on 08-09-17

    Regular price: $16.35

    • Mystery Mile

    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: Francis Matthews
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 216

    Judge Crowdy Lobbett has found evidence pointing to the identity of the criminal mastermind behind the deadly Simister gang....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Delightfully Different Kind of Mystery

    • By John on 01-14-14

    Regular price: $17.76

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