The Crime at Black Dudley

The Crime at Black Dudley

by Margery Allingham


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781448216666
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 01/02/2018
Series: Albert Campion
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 239,185
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Margery Allingham is ranked among the most distinguished and beloved detective fiction writers of the Golden Age alongside Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Ngaio Marsh. Allingham is J.K. Rowling's favorite Golden Age author and Agatha Christie said of Allingham that out of all the detective stories she remembers, Margery Allingham"'stands out like a shining light."

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 Crime at Black Dudley (Albert Campion Series #1) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Crime at Black Dudley was the first novel in which Campion appears. The book is quite a bit different from later volumes. Campion is only sketched in. While an important character, he is by no means the central hero of the plot. And the story is very youth oriented, composed primarily of post-war (WW I) youth vs. villainous older male criminals.
druidgirl More than 1 year ago
A house party at a isolated location, a gang of thieves ,a murder and a family legend. This was a mystery with many twists and turns with some funny moments. This was the first book Albert Campion appears, it is a well written story line and has good characters. I plan to read as many books of Albert Campion as possible. ***I received this book in return for and honest review****
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much. I didn't want to put it down. Margery Allingham writes a good mystery.
bencritchley on LibraryThing 16 hours ago
My first Allingham and my introduction to Mr Albert Campion; on the basis of this novel I think we're going to get along. The sleeve of my battered penguin copy advises me that Ms Allingham's novels are for "the libraries of those wise men who like their nonsense to be distinguished," and that, essentially, is exactly what we've got here. It's pure, unadulterated hokum, a country house murder mystery with rich posh people, fat foreign baddies, several baffling mysteries at once, a half-senile auld person (seems to be a genre favourite, that one) and numerous secret passages. Immensely satisfying.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Fast moving, story told through the dialogue of the characters, so,e surprises, however I knew who done it about halfway through the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If only the authors of all those horrifyingly bad cozy mysteries would read The Crime at Black Dudley. This is what a cozy mystery should be: witty, well written, intelligent, well written, heartfelt, well written, twisty, and, yeah you guessed it... well written. The 20's era slang was a bit of a slog, but once I got my head into it, translating the Brit-speak ended up making it all the more fun. Just a great time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago