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Margery Allingham (1904–1966)

Autor(a) de The Tiger in the Smoke

133+ Works 18,302 Membros 463 Críticas 54 Favorited

About the Author

Margery Allingham, one of England's leading mystery writers, was born on May 20, 1904, in Ealing, a western suburb of London, but grew up in a remote village in Essex. Both of her parents were writers, and Margery carried on that tradition when she sold her first short story as an eight-year-old. mostrar mais At the Regent Street Polytechnic, she continued writing and studied drama and speech. While there, she wrote a verse play, Dido and Aeneas, in which she had a starring role during performances in London. At age 19, Allington published her first novel, Blackkerchief Dick. She wrote another novel, The White Cottage Mystery, before creating her most famous character, Albert Campion, in The Black Dudley Murder (published in England as The Crime at Black Dudley) in 1929. Allington went on to create twenty-eight more Campion mysteries, including several collections. She wrote more than 10 other novels, some under the pseudonym Maxwell March, as well as four novellas and sixty-four short stories. During World War II, Allingham served as First Aid Commandant for her district, organized the billeting and care of evacuees from London, and allowed her house to be turned into a temporary military base for eight officers and two hundred men of the Cameronians. The war greatly deepened Allingham's passion for her country, as evidenced in her later works. Allingham died of cancer on June 30, 1966. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras por Margery Allingham

The Tiger in the Smoke (1952) 1,411 exemplares
The Crime at Black Dudley (1929) 1,219 exemplares
Mystery Mile (1930) 936 exemplares
Sweet Danger (1933) 917 exemplares
Police at the Funeral (1931) 878 exemplares
Traitor's Purse (1941) 812 exemplares
More Work for the Undertaker (1949) 787 exemplares
The Gyrth Chalice Mystery (1931) 747 exemplares
Coroner's Pidgin (1945) 724 exemplares
The Fashion In Shrouds (1938) 721 exemplares
Flowers for the Judge (1936) 719 exemplares
Death of a Ghost (1934) 712 exemplares
Hide My Eyes (1958) 690 exemplares
The China Governess (1962) 636 exemplares
Dancers in Mourning (1937) 628 exemplares
The Beckoning Lady (1955) 627 exemplares
The Case of the Late Pig (1937) 624 exemplares
The Mind Readers (1965) 517 exemplares
Black Plumes (1940) 472 exemplares
Cargo of Eagles (1968) 448 exemplares
The White Cottage Mystery (1927) 402 exemplares
Mr. Campion and Others (1939) 370 exemplares
Deadly Duo (1949) 322 exemplares
No Love Lost (1954) 257 exemplares
The Allingham Case-Book (1969) 238 exemplares
The Return of Mr. Campion (1989) 203 exemplares
Crime and Mr. Campion (1937) 160 exemplares
The Allingham Minibus (1973) 160 exemplares
Mr. Campion, Criminologist (1937) 87 exemplares
The Oaken Heart (1941) 76 exemplares
The Margery Allingham Omnibus (1600) 65 exemplares
Merry Murder (1994) 40 exemplares
Three Cases for Mr. Campion (1941) 37 exemplares
Murder Most Merry (2002) 30 exemplares
Christmas Ghosts: An Anthology (1978) 26 exemplares
Margery Allingham Box Set 1 (2016) 21 exemplares
Best Crime Stories (1990) 18 exemplares
The Patient at Peacock's Hall (1954) 13 exemplares
Mr. Campion's Lady (1965) 13 exemplares
Rogues' Holiday (1935) 12 exemplares
Dance of the Years (1943) 12 exemplares
The Devil and Her Son (2017) 11 exemplares
Safer Than Love (1954) 11 exemplares
Sweet Danger [abridged audiobook] (2007) 10 exemplares
The Case Book of Mr. Campion (1947) 7 exemplares
The Shadow in the House (1936) 5 exemplares
Novelas Escogidas (1959) 3 exemplares
Room to Let: A radio-play (1999) 3 exemplares
Albert Campton 2 exemplares
Coronor's Pidgin 1 exemplar
Markýz a smrt 1 exemplar
Traitor’s purse 1 exemplar
CRIME NA ALTA RODA 1 exemplar
Water in a Sieve (1925) 1 exemplar
Evidence in Camera 1 exemplar
Word in Season 1 exemplar
The Mind Readers 1 exemplar

Associated Works

English Country House Murders (1989) — Contribuidor — 485 exemplares
The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories (1990) — Contribuidor — 399 exemplares
A Treasury of Great Mysteries, Volumes 1-2 (1957) — Contribuidor — 263 exemplares
Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries (2015) — Contribuidor — 229 exemplares
Crime Stories from the Strand (1991) — Contribuidor — 227 exemplares
A Treasury of Great Mysteries, Volume 1 (1957) — Contribuidor — 207 exemplares
Crimson Snow: Winter Mysteries (2016) — Contribuidor — 197 exemplares
Murder at the Manor: Country House Mysteries (2016) — Contribuidor — 169 exemplares
Capital Crimes: London Mysteries (2015) — Contribuidor — 161 exemplares
Six Against the Yard (1936) — Contribuidor — 159 exemplares
London After Midnight : A Tour of Its Criminal Haunts (1996) — Contribuidor — 135 exemplares
The Folio Book of Christmas Crime Stories (2004) — Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
Serpents in Eden: Countryside Crimes (2016) — Contribuidor — 108 exemplares
Miraculous Mysteries: Locked Room Mysteries and Impossible Crimes (2017) — Contribuidor — 105 exemplares
A Surprise for Christmas and Other Seasonal Mysteries (2020) — Contribuidor — 105 exemplares
Ten Great Mysteries (1959) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
Murder On Christmas Eve (2017) — Contribuidor — 88 exemplares
Murder for Christmas, Vol. 2 (1982) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
Fifty Best Mysteries (1991) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
A Treasury of Modern Mysteries, Volume 1 (1973) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
A Century of British Mystery and Suspense (2000) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Murder Most Cozy: Mysteries in the Classic Tradition (1993) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Murder at Christmas (2019) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Detective Duos (1997) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Murder at Teatime: Mysteries in the Classic Cozy Tradition (1996) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
65 Great Murder Mysteries (1983) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Modern Short Story Classics of Suspense (1968) — Autor — 41 exemplares
Murder in Midsummer (2019) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Murder in Midwinter (2020) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Mysterious Pleasures (2003) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Murder on a Winter's Night (2021) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Murder under the Mistletoe and Other Stories (1992) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Famous Stories of Code and Cipher (1965) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Detective Mysteries Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2019) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Shot in the Dark (1950) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries (2019) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Great Tales of Detection (1936) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Great detective stories (1998) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Ellery Queen's Mystery Mix (1962) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Deadlier: 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women (2017) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Campion: The Complete Series — Autor — 14 exemplares
Fifty Masterpieces of Mystery (1937) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Classic Crime Short Stories (2001) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Mehr Morde (1961) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Cream of the Crime (1962) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Campion: Death of a Ghost [1989 TV Episodes] (1989) — Autor — 10 exemplares
Dangerous Ladies (1992) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Campion: Look to the Lady [1989 TV Episodes] (1989) — Autor — 8 exemplares
The New Windmill Book of Stories from Different Genres (1998) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Detection Medley (1939) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Second Mystery Companion (1944) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Classic Crime 5 Book Gift Set (1988) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Evening Standard Detective Book (1950) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Some Like Them Dead (1960) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Verdens største detektiver II (1995) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
For Love or Money (1957) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Campion: Mystery Mile [1990 TV Episodes] (1990) — Autor — 4 exemplares
Avon Mystery Story Teller (1946) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Verdens største detektiver I (1995) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Vintermysterier — Autor, algumas edições3 exemplares
Nelson Doubleday, 1889-1949 (1949) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
London After Midnight: A Conducted Tour, Part 2 (1996) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Best Stories of the Underworld (1941) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Crime Writers' Choice (1964) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Suspense, August 1958 [Vol. 1, No. 1] (1958) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Nye detektivhistorier fra hele verden — Autor, algumas edições2 exemplares
Famous Tales of Suspense: Four Gems by the Masters (1958) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Great Stories of Detection (1960) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Best Stories from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1944) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
A Magnum of Mysteries (1963) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Laughter in the Alehouse | Cargo of Eagles | The Third Figure (1968) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Detectiveverhalen 2 (1964) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Argosy (UK) [Vol. IV No. 5, June 1943] — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Murder for Christmas [audio abridgement] (1989) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Best Crime Stories 2 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Mystery and Suspense — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Einige Morde : Mordgeschichten (1969) — Autor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Allingham, Margery Louise
Outros nomes
Allingham, Margery
March, Maxwell
Data de nascimento
1904-05-20
Data de falecimento
1966-06-30
Localização do túmulo
Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex, England
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
Ealing, London, England
Local de falecimento
Colchester, England
Causa da morte
cancer (breast)
Locais de residência
Essex, England, UK
London, England, UK
Educação
Regent Street Polytechnic, London
Ocupações
crime novelist
Relações
Youngman Carter, Philip (husband)

Membros

Críticas

Astonishingly beautiful prose, but not really my thing. I've always meant to read Allingham, as those in crime fiction circles speak very highly of her, and now I see why. Her writing is majestic in its beauty, her characters filled with an admittedly strange and philosophical, but nevertheless palpable inner life, and her sense of irony delightful. I'd be lying if I said I enjoyed the book overly, since it's a kind of British action noir that is not my scene (I've never been into the Hammett/James schools of crime fiction) but one can't deny the richness of the words.… (mais)
 
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therebelprince | 48 outras críticas | Apr 21, 2024 |
This got rather complicated at times, with an extensive cast of characters and a very eccentric house at it's core. Campion wasn;t going to get involved in this one, but there comes a time when it's clear that fate wants you to take a hand and when 3 separate ties pull him in, well he gives in and gets involved. The Palinode family houe is now owned by Renee, and old friend of Campion's who has a stage past. The family still live there, as lodgers, and with the elder siblings having died, we start with Ruth being exhumed and found to have been poisoned. Campion takes up residence as a lodger and starts to investigate the rather eccentric cast of characters that people the house and the street on which they live.
It's a complicated plot, involving smuggling things in coffins - because who would be so rude as to open a coffin accompanied by a grieving widow? It's a neat ruse, but the cause of the deaths is a different story.
There's a large cast of characters and working them out took some time - still not sure where some of them fit. Having said that, it was enjoyable enough and the end slid to a speedy conclusion.
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Helenliz | 13 outras críticas | Apr 20, 2024 |
do not remember if I actually read this but know for certain that I watched it on PBS - and more than once - remember it vividly - the actors were so well cast - and Allingham made a far fetched story seem quite believable - I do wonder if it was originally published under a different title - must look it up
 
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Overgaard | 19 outras críticas | Apr 10, 2024 |
Summary: When Campion is invited to the second funeral in six months for an old school acquaintance, he finds him drawn into a murder investigation where the murders keep coming.

When Albert Campion finds himself staring at the corpse of a man he thought buried six months ago, he knows something strange is afoot. Only he doesn’t reckon how strange it is and that his involvement has placed him and Lugg in danger. Supposedly this man is Harris, the brother and heir of the man buried six months ago, R. I. “Pig” Peters. But one look is enough to persuade Campion that this is Pig, an old school nemesis. He died from a blow to the head from an urn that fell from a balustrade above the patio where he was sleeping off a hangover on a lounge chair.

Six months ago, he was surprised to be invited to the funeral by means of a strange verse. Another attendee, Whippet had a similar invite. Campion also notices the fiancée of Pig. All these turn up again at the second death (including the notes in which moles feature prominently), occurring at the estate of old friend Leo Pursuivant. After Campion mentions the need for further examination of the body, it goes missing, only to turn up in the river. Then another grisly murder is found, of a man called Hayhoe, stabbed in the neck and hung on a gibbet like a scarecrow. Clearly, a clever and ruthless killer is abroad in the village of Kepesake. An investigator cannot be too careful, as Campion discovers to his regret.

A unique feature is that this is written as a first-person account by Campion, unlike earlier numbers in the series. I thought it a refreshing change of pace. We also gain sympathy for Campion, who struggles to win the affections of Leo’s daughter Janet, and keeps getting on her wrong side. This is a short, briskly-paced story that works up to an edge-of-the-seat conclusion.
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BobonBooks | 18 outras críticas | Apr 10, 2024 |

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Obras
133
Also by
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Membros
18,302
Popularidade
#1,198
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
463
ISBN
714
Línguas
15
Marcado como favorito
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