More Work for the Undertaker (Albert Campion Series #13)by Margery Allingham, Francis Matthews
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.
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.
- Date of Birth:
- May 20, 1904
- Date of Death:
- June 30, 1966
- Place of Birth:
- Place of Death:
- Colchester, Essex, England
- Endsleigh House School, Colchester; the Perse School, Cambridge; and the Regent Street Polytechnic, London
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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.