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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    • Hide My Eyes

    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Hide My Eyes, Campion finds himself hunting down a serial killer....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very good, not great

    • By Lissa on 12-11-14

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    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....

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    • By Meep on 11-16-13

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    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
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    When George Abbershaw is invited to Black Dudley Manor for the weekend....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • The Tiger in the Smoke

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    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
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    Jack Havoc, jail-breaker and knife artist....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Meep on 11-19-13

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    • Police at the Funeral

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    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
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    • Overall
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    When Albert Campion is called in by the fiancee of an old college friend....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Propel on 08-09-17

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    • Sweet Danger

    • By: Margery Allingham
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    Way back during the Crusades, Richard I presented the Huntingforest family with the tiny Balkan state of Averna but since then the kingdom has been forgotten....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Campy Campion

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    • The Mind Readers

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    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
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    Fact catches up with fiction when the secret of telepathic communication is discovered....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • By L. Wittke on 08-09-16

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    • Death of a Ghost

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    The unrivalled Albert Campion returns to solve another shocking murder - classic crime fiction at its very best....

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    • By E. K. on 09-08-12

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    • Flowers for the Judge

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
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    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
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    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

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    • The Fashion in Shrouds

    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: Francis Matthews
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
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    • Overall
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    • Performance
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    Both the skeleton and the corpse have died with suspicious convenience for Georgia Wells....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Important volume in the series

    • By Kindle Customer on 02-26-14

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