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Supersleuth Albert Campion awakens in a hospital bed after a very bad night. He recalls rain, car problems, an accident — and then a blank. The first words he hears upon awakening are “They’ll hang him, I suppose?” He escapes from the hospital in a desperate search for the truth, which somehow involves an England on the brink of war, a seductress named Amanda, and the number 15. “The best of mystery writers.” — The New Yorker
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Overview

Supersleuth Albert Campion awakens in a hospital bed after a very bad night. He recalls rain, car problems, an accident — and then a blank. The first words he hears upon awakening are “They’ll hang him, I suppose?” He escapes from the hospital in a desperate search for the truth, which somehow involves an England on the brink of war, a seductress named Amanda, and the number 15. “The best of mystery writers.” — The New Yorker
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786704477
  • Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/21/1997
  • Series: Albert Campion Series , #11
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 4.22 (w) x 6.79 (h) x 0.55 (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.

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

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  • Anonymous

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    Favorite of series

    Just discovered Albert Campion and read the first 14 books over a couple of weeks. This was my favorite. Talk about plot twists, cliff hangers, and page turning suspense! Unusual glimpse into Mr. Campion's own romantic side as well. Definitely a keeper.

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