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The Crime at Black Dudley (Albert Campion Series #1)
     

The Crime at Black Dudley (Albert Campion Series #1)

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by Margery Allingham
 

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A house-party with a glittering guest-list. An imposing country estate with endless shadowy staircases and unused rooms. The breathless period between the two world wars. It's the ideal setting for the classic English murder mystery, and bringing it to perfection is the introduction-in a supporting role, for the first and last time'of Albert Campion, the consummate

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A house-party with a glittering guest-list. An imposing country estate with endless shadowy staircases and unused rooms. The breathless period between the two world wars. It's the ideal setting for the classic English murder mystery, and bringing it to perfection is the introduction-in a supporting role, for the first and last time'of Albert Campion, the consummate (if compulsively quipping) Gentleman Sleuth. The guests take some time to be grateful for Campion's presence; he is a bit peculiar, and they have more than enough distractions, what with various complicated love affairs, a curious ritual involving a jeweled dagger, and a deadly game of hide-and-seek.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140007701
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/1950
Series:
Albert Campion Series , #1
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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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The Crime at Black Dudley (Albert Campion Series #1) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 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 7 months ago
If only the authors of all those horrifyingly bad cozy mysteries would read The Crime at Black Dudley. This is what a cozy mystery should be: witty, well written, intelligent, well written, heartfelt, well written, twisty, and, yeah you guessed it... well written. The 20's era slang was a bit of a slog, but once I got my head into it, translating the Brit-speak ended up making it all the more fun. Just a great time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago