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 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 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    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: $19.62

    • 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 402
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 357
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 360

    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 White Cottage Mystery

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: William Gaminara
    • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    Seven people might have murdered Eric Crowther, the mysterious recluse who lived in the gaunt house whose shadow fell across the White Cottage. Seven people had good cause....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This is not an Albert Campion Mystery

    • By Lorraine M. Davis on 04-07-14

    Regular price: $14.71

    • 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 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    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

    • Sweet Danger

    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: Franis Matthews
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    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

    • By Marie on 01-12-15

    Regular price: $16.52

    • Mystery Mile

    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: Francis Matthews
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 235
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 212

    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

    • 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 132
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    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: $15.98

    • 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 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    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

    • Death of a Ghost

    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: Francis Matthews
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 104

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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More Campion!

    • By E. K. on 09-08-12

    Regular price: $19.71

    • 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 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    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: $15.98

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