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Look to the Lady by Margery Allingham
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really liked it
bookshelves: art, mystery

This is one of the sillier of this series, but it has a really excellent first chapter and more likable secondary characters than Allingham often writes.
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Reading Progress

February 12, 2013 – Shelved
March 5, 2013 – Started Reading
March 8, 2013 –
page 109
39.78% ""The Case is Altered"! Wonder if Martha Grimes read this..."
March 8, 2013 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Melora (new)

Melora I've never read Allingham, but this sounds like something I might like. Would you advise starting at the beginning of the series, or is there one farther in that is a better introduction? (and thank you!)


Miriam You don't *have* to start with the first book, although you might as well. The plots are mostly self-contained, but there is a recurring criminal gang, and also some additional recurring characters aside from the detective. I think starting with book 2 would work as well. I wouldn't start later than book 5 because there gets to be a lot of references to earlier events and people.


message 3: by Melora (new)

Melora Miriam wrote: "You don't *have* to start with the first book, although you might as well. The plots are mostly self-contained, but there is a recurring criminal gang, and also some additional recurring characters..."

Thank you, Miriam! I only wondered because the reviews seem to suggest that the series gets stronger as it goes along, but my preference is to start at the beginning and I thank you for confirming that for me!


Miriam The first one is a little different because she didn't (I think) know where she was going with the series. But I found it entertaining.


message 5: by Melora (new)

Melora I can understand that. I often don't know where I'm going with things. And "entertaining" is what I'm looking for.


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