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The Margery Allingham Omnibus

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1982 Penguin Books oversized trade PB. This volume includes the detective novels Mystery Mile, the Crime at Black Dudley and Look to the Lady. Allingham's nerdy detective, Albert Campion, has few social skills but a razor sharp mind. "His friends invariably underestimated Campion-so did his victims."
Paperback, 589 pages
Published March 31st 1983 by Penguin Books
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Nikki
Mar 27, 2010 Nikki rated it really liked it
These didn't just blow my mind, but several of the stories had a delicious creepiness to them that merited the 4th star in my opinion. I was also surprised to find that these weren't detective/mystery short stories. They were more spooky than that.
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Jan 07, 2016 Tracy Tonkinson rated it really liked it
The mysterious Albert Campion and his gloriously named general factotum Magersfontein Lugg were the wonderful creations of Margery Allingham, who in the golden age of mystery writing was every bit as good as Josephine Tey, Ngnaio Marsh or Dorothy L Sayers in the plots and parless adventures she gave Campion and Lugg to battle through.

Country houses, lush English countryside and gritty cityscapes give Allingham's Campion plenty of ground to cover and the collection of flatfooted policemen, gossi
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May 15, 2011 Clare Havens rated it it was amazing
You cannot beat Margery Allingham's Albert Campion! The mysteries are clever, the social commentary spot on! Coming from East Anglia, I love the descriptions of the countryside and the people.
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Margery Louise Allingham was born in Ealing, London in 1904 to a family of writers. Her father, Herbert John Allingham, was editor of The Christian Globe and The New London Journal, while her mother wrote stories for women's magazines. Margery's aunt, Maud Hughes, also ran a magazine. Margery earned her first fee at the age of eight, for a story printed in her aunt's magazine.

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