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Margery Allingham
Margery 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 preeminent writers who helped bring the detective story to maturity in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Margery Allingham
Also Known As:
Maxwell March, Margery Allingham Carter, and Margery Allingham Youngman-Carter
Date of Birth:
May 20, 1904
Place of Birth:
Date of Death:
June 30, 1966
Place of Death:
Colchester, Essex, England
Endsleigh House School, Colchester; the Perse School, Cambridge; and the Regent Street Polytechnic, London

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Selected Works

Book Cover Image. Title: 
								The Tiger in the Smoke, Author: 
								Margery Allingham.

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The Tiger in the Smoke
by Margery Allingham
The only novel of Margery Allingham's to have ever been made into a film, The Tiger in the Smoke is a spine-tingling tale about a murderer loose in the London fog.
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								Traitor's Purse, Author: 
								Margery Allingham.
*  The Fashion in Shrouds (1938)
*  Pearls Before Swine (1945)
*  Traitor's Purse (1949)
*  The Tiger in the Smoke (1952)
*  A Cargo of Eagles (1967)

*  See the Margery Allingham chronology