Coroner's Pidgin (Albert Campion Series #12)

Coroner's Pidgin (Albert Campion Series #12)

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by Margery Allingham
     
 

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Agatha Christie called her 'a shining light'. Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of the classic murder mystery?
     A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY

     Just returned from years overseas on a secret mission, private detective Albert Campion is relaxing in his bath when his servant Lugg

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Agatha Christie called her 'a shining light'. Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of the classic murder mystery?
     A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY

     Just returned from years overseas on a secret mission, private detective Albert Campion is relaxing in his bath when his servant Lugg and a lady of unmistakably aristocratic bearing appear in his flat carrying the corpse of a woman. At first Campion is unwilling to get involved, but he is forced to bring his powers of protection to bear on the case, and to solve not only the mystery of the murdered woman but also the alarming disappearance of some well-known art treasures.
     As urbane as Lord Wimsey... as ingenious as Poirot... Meet one of crime fiction's Great Detectives, Mr Albert Campion.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Allingham has that rare gift in a novelist, the creation of characters so rich and so real that they stay with the reader forever.”
Sara Paretsky

“Margaret Allingham has worked her way up to a worthy place among the tiny hierarchy of front-rankers in the detective world.”
Tatler

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780099492788
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/03/2006
Series:
Albert Campion Series, #12
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.87(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

MARGERY ALLINGHAM was born in London in 1904. She sold her first story at age 8 and published her first novel before turning 20. She married the artist, journalist and editor Philip Youngman Carter in 1927. In 1928 Allingham published her first detective story, The White Cottage Mystery, and the following year, in The Crime at Black Dudley, she introduced the detective who was to become the hallmark of her sophisticated crime novels and murder mysteries — Albert Campion. Famous for her London thrillers, such as Hide My Eyes and The Tiger in the Smoke, Margery Allingham has been compared to Dickens in her evocation of the city's shady underworld. Acclaimed by crime novelists such as P.D. James, Allingham is counted alongside Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie and Gladys Mitchell as a pre-eminent Golden Age crime writer. Margery Allingham died in 1966.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 20, 1904
Date of Death:
June 30, 1966
Place of Birth:
London
Place of Death:
Colchester, Essex, England
Education:
Endsleigh House School, Colchester; the Perse School, Cambridge; and the Regent Street Polytechnic, London

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Coroner's Pidgin (Albert Campion Series #12) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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In the waning days of World War II Albert Campion has returned from Europe on leave. His intent is a quick stopover in his old London flat and then to take a train into the country to be with his wife Amanda and a child he only knows from letters. Unfortunately, he surprises Lugg and Lady Carados, the mother of his close friend Johnny, carrying a corpse into his rooms. And it goes on from there. Campion is thrown willy-nilly into a murder investigation.