The White Cottage Mystery [NOOK Book]

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Eric Crowther knew everybody's secrets, so there was no shortage of suspects when he was found shot at the White Cottage. Chief Inspector Challenor and his son Jerry had to look deep into everyone's past - including the dead man's - before they could be sure who had pulled the trigger.

With a country house, blackmail and murder, The White ...
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Overview

Eric Crowther knew everybody's secrets, so there was no shortage of suspects when he was found shot at the White Cottage. Chief Inspector Challenor and his son Jerry had to look deep into everyone's past - including the dead man's - before they could be sure who had pulled the trigger.

With a country house, blackmail and murder, The White Cottage Mystery has all the making for a classic cozy mystery.

"One of Allingham's very best." - The Observer
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781448206865
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 10/28/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 4,650
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Along with Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers, Margery Allingham is ranked among one of the most distinguished and beloved detective fiction writers of the 'Golden Age'. Agatha Christie herself praised Margery Allingham, saying that out of all the detective stories she remembers, Margery Allingham's 'stand out like a shining light'.

Born in London in 1904, Margery published her first novel, Blackkerchief Dick, at the age of 19. The White Cottage Mystery was her first detective story, written as a serial for the Daily Express in 1927 and published as a book a year later.
Along with Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers, Margery Allingham is ranked among one of the most distinguished and beloved detective fiction writers of the 'Golden Age'. Agatha Christie herself praised Margery Allingham, saying that out of all the detective stories she remembers, Margerty Allingham's 'stand out like a shining light'.

Born in London in 1904, Margery published her first novel, Blackkerchief Dick, at the age of 19. The White Cottage Mystery was her first detective story, written as a serial for the Daily Express in 1927 and published as a book a year later.

Biography

"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:
      London
    1. Date of Death:
      June 30, 1966
    2. Place of Death:
      Colchester, Essex, England

Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    A trip into the past. Enjoyable.

    Crime writing from a different era. It's many years since I've read any Margery Allingham and this was a good trip back to the England of many years ago. A well-crafted mystery, well-written, a historical snap-shot of an apparently gentler time, moving between middle-class England and the South of France. Much slower pace than modern detective fiction, which made for good holiday reading.

    23 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 24, 2013

    This story totally reminds me of Poirot and Hastings and Sherloc

    This story totally reminds me of Poirot and Hastings and Sherlock and Watson. Jerry and his dad W.T. Challoner a police detective investigates the death of a blackmailer and evil man who took great pleasure in torturing the people he is blackmailing. This was a quick read, I just could not put it down. The book had a well developed plot and the characters were great.
    Thanks to Net Galley and Bloomsbury Publishing.

    20 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Excellent "cozy"

    When a really bad man is murdered, there are suspects and motives aplenty. Great writing style, easy to read and the murderer id a complete surprise!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Would not recommend

    Took a long time to read, couldn't keep my interest. But it was free so I won't complain.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2013

    nice read

    was a great short story

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    Good Reading. Recommended.

    I liked this a lot, enjoyable reading. I would read this author again.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2015

    OK if you can get past the language

    The story is a good one but the language is terrible. I wish I could erase it. There are still people that don't have the need to swear to make themselves understood.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2015

    highly recommend

    love this mystery writer

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  • Posted February 20, 2015

    Well worth reading

    loved the blend of someone from the US and Britain. also loved the description of gardens.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2015

    To Miss Mystery

    Please read my fanfic at 'dok' all reses! <p>&infin&starf

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2015

    To Mystery

    Please read(and comment) on my original story(not a fanfic) Untold Centuries. Prologue-Chapter 11. Thanks!! Monkey King( l am a girl).

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  • Posted February 6, 2015

    better than average

    all allingham books are good

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  • Posted January 26, 2015

    Good book! Old fashioned cozy, very nice read. BY THE WAY, most

    Good book!
    Old fashioned cozy, very nice read.

    BY THE WAY, most of the reviews here are not reviews at all, but attempts at using the review boxes to write vapid stories about magical cats - something that has been going on for years, without anyone on this site deleting or stopping it. Apparently it is junior high school kids who are getting around their schools' website restrictions. So the ratings are skewed for this book.
    To Barnes and Noble - when are you going to put a stop to this practice??

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2015

    loved it

    Great read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2015

    Bad

    Sententious and sentimentally annoying. I strongly disapprove of books where cops cover up crimes. NOT their decision to make, whether anyone should be prosecuted or not.

    And I don'r,t care what era a book is set in, at no time would the brainless, bumbling son of the lead detective be allowed to tag along.

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  • Posted January 4, 2015

    Interesting and unusual concept.

    Interesting and unusual concept.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2015

    This was one of the first books as a serial in magazine the author wrote think still a teen ager and was published as a book much later. The theme of a super group ordering treasures

    For themselves will come up in one of her very first mystery novels. This was very much a period piece with the conventions of that time the non professional is the basis of most classic authors of the golden age and well into now in all those cozies page counter

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2014

    Rosa

    Hello robin

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2014

    A tiny golden kit

    Mewls.

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2014

    Startail

    Startail
    Startail moaned as she awoke,&quot;Oow...that hurt...&quot; she meowed

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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