More Work for the Undertaker (Albert Campion Series #13)

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Apron Street is a quiet little thoroughfare in west London — and yet Albert Campion is called in to investigate a death, and he finds himself surrounded by as strange a family as he has ever encountered.

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Apron Street is a quiet little thoroughfare in west London — and yet Albert Campion is called in to investigate a death, and he finds himself surrounded by as strange a family as he has ever encountered.

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“A top-notch mystery, full of keen characterization, humor, old English atmosphere, a charmingly decadent family and a few sudden deaths” — New York Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934609484
  • Publisher: Felony & Mayhem, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/25/2010
  • Series: Albert Campion Series , #13
  • Pages: 270
  • Sales rank: 306,791
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Allingham was a prolific writer who sold her first story at age eight and published her first novel before turning 20. Allingham went on to become one of the pre-eminent writers who helped bring the detective story to maturity in the 1920s and 1930s.


"Like Alice, I try to believe three impossible things before breakfast" -- Margery Allingham

Margery Allingham took to writing naturally, finishing her first novel while still a teenager. But it was with The Crime at Dudley Black, written in 1928, that she made her first significant mark on the crime-writing landscape. Introducing the character of Albert Campion, mild-mannered amateur detective and gentleman, she had given birth to a new style of sleuth: well-rounded, insightful and thoroughly entertaining. "To Albert Campion has fallen the honour of being the first detective to feature in a story which is also by any standard a distinguished novel," commented The Observer.

A prolific writer, she continued to produce books right up until her death in 1966, enjoying huge success on both sides of the Atlantic.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Books Ltd. (UK).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Maxwell March, Margery Allingham Carter, and Margery Allingham Youngman-Carter
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 20, 1904
    2. Place of Birth:
    1. Date of Death:
      June 30, 1966
    2. Place of Death:
      Colchester, Essex, England

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2003

    One of My Personal Favourites.

    The story takes place in Apron St., 'a strange decayed sort of neighbourhood', Dickensian London-at once entertaining and disquieting. Due to Allingham's unique gift for making place as vivid as character, the atmosphere is one of frozen in time, unchanged since the Victorian era. London is described as a series of villages in which the Palinodes act as squires. The characters are, as usual, quite wonderful, and the villains are true 'Margery Allingham evil.' Nobody does this quite like her.

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