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.
The Case of the Late Pig (Albert Campion Series #9)by Margery Allingham, Francis Matthews
Several months after Albert Campion attends the funeral of an old school buddy, Roland “Pig” Peters, the detective is asked to investigate a country club murder. The victim turns out be to none other than the supposedly-dead-and-buried Pig Peters. As the death toll mounts, Campion finds that he, too, is targeted for termination.
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- 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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