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Black Plumes by Margery Allingham
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Apr 05, 08

bookshelves: crime-mystery
Read in September, 2005

Margery Allingham’s Black Plumes, published in 1940, is interesting among classic English detective stories in that the detective in the story is an ordinary police detective, and he plays a rather minor role in the story. The book concerns the murder of a partner in an exclusive art gallery in London. The plot is one of the more far-fetched that I’ve come across, but interesting. It also involves missing explorers in the Himalayas. It’s the first Allingham book that I’ve read. It didn’t grab me as much as some of the other vintage crime novels I’ve read recently, but it’s still agreeably entertaining.
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