The Crime at Black Dudley

The Crime at Black Dudley

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by Margery Allingham
     
 

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Classic Crime from the Golden Age, the first in the Albert Campion Series. Margery Allingham is J.K. Rowling's favourite Golden Age author.

George Abbershaw is set for a social weekend at Black Dudley manor, hosted by Wyatt Petrie and his elderly uncle Colonel Combe, who enjoys the company of Bright Young Things. With Meggie Oliphant in attendance, George

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Classic Crime from the Golden Age, the first in the Albert Campion Series. Margery Allingham is J.K. Rowling's favourite Golden Age author.

George Abbershaw is set for a social weekend at Black Dudley manor, hosted by Wyatt Petrie and his elderly uncle Colonel Combe, who enjoys the company of Bright Young Things. With Meggie Oliphant in attendance, George looks forward to the chance of getting closer to the girl he's set his heart on. But when murder spoils the party, the group soon find out that not only is there a killer in their midst, but the house is under the control of notorious criminals. Trapped and at their mercy, George must find a way to thwart their diabolical plans while getting himself and Meggie out alive.

Luckily for Abbershaw, among the guests is Albert Campion – a garrulous and affable party-crasher with a great knack for solving mysteries and interrogating suspects.

The Crime at Black Dudley, first published in 1929, is the first novel to introduce Margery Allingham's amiable and much loved sleuth – Albert Campion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781448216581
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
07/07/2016
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.07(w) x 7.79(h) x (d)

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The Crime at Black Dudley (Albert Campion Series #1) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Crime at Black Dudley was the first novel in which Campion appears. The book is quite a bit different from later volumes. Campion is only sketched in. While an important character, he is by no means the central hero of the plot. And the story is very youth oriented, composed primarily of post-war (WW I) youth vs. villainous older male criminals.
druidgirl More than 1 year ago
A house party at a isolated location, a gang of thieves ,a murder and a family legend. This was a mystery with many twists and turns with some funny moments. This was the first book Albert Campion appears, it is a well written story line and has good characters. I plan to read as many books of Albert Campion as possible. ***I received this book in return for and honest review****
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much. I didn't want to put it down. Margery Allingham writes a good mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago