No Love Lost

No Love Lost

by Margery Allingham

NOOK Book(eBook)

$13.49 $24.00 Save 44% Current price is $13.49, Original price is $24. You Save 44%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
LendMe® See Details
Want a NOOK ? Explore Now

Overview

No Love Lost by Margery Allingham

Comprising of two short novellas, No Love Lost is a thrilling work of suspense.

The Patient at Peacocks Hall: Dr Ann Fowler is a young doctor who has dedicated her life to medicine in the wake of heartbreak, after losing her childhood sweetheart to movie star Francia Forde. Until one day, when Francia Forde arrives in Ann's hometown under the strangest of circumstances. As events unravel, Ann finds herself fighting to save Francia's life, whilst being threatened by a cunning madman, driven to insanity by the very woman Ann is caring for. Jealousy, revenge and heartbreak dominate this classic Allingham suspense story.

Safer than Love: Elizabeth Lane marries a safe and secure headmaster to escape a more dangerous love, but finds husband's body stuffed down a well – and herself as the chief suspect.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781448211708
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 08/08/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 212
Sales rank: 1,058,244
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Margery Louise Allingham was born in Ealing, London in 1904 to a very literary family; her parents were both writers, and her aunt ran a magazine, so it was natural that Margery too would begin writing at an early age. She wrote steadily through her school days, first in Colchester and later as a boarder at the Perse School for Girls in Cambridge, where she wrote, produced, and performed in a costume play. After her return to London in 1920 she enrolled at the Regent Street Polytechnic, where she studied drama and speech training in a successful attempt to overcome a childhood stammer. There she met Phillip Youngman Carter, who would become her husband and collaborator, designing the jackets for many of her future books.

The Allingham family retained a house on Mersea Island, a few miles from Layer Breton, and it was here that Margery found the material for her first novel, the adventure story Blackkerchief Dick (1923), which was published when she was just nineteen. She went on to pen multiple novels, some of which dealt with occult themes and some with mystery, as well as writing plays and stories – her first detective story, The White Cottage Mystery, was serialized in the Daily Express in 1927.
Allingham died at the age of 62, and her final novel, A Cargo of Eagles, was finished by her husband at her request and published posthumously in 1968.
Margery Louise 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 favourite 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'.

She was born in Ealing, London in 1904 to a very literary family; her parents were both writers, and her aunt ran a magazine, so it was natural that Margery too would begin writing at an early age. She wrote steadily through her school days, first in Colchester and later as a boarder at the Perse School for Girls in Cambridge, where she wrote, produced, and performed in a costume play. After her return to London in 1920 she enrolled at the Regent Street Polytechnic, where she studied drama and speech training in a successful attempt to overcome a childhood stammer. There she met Phillip Youngman Carter, who would become her husband and collaborator, designing the jackets for many of her future books.

The Allingham family retained a house on Mersea Island, a few miles from Layer Breton, and it was here that Margery found the material for her first novel, the adventure story Blackkerchief Dick (1923), which was published when she was just nineteen. She went on to pen multiple novels, some of which dealt with occult themes and some with mystery, as well as writing plays and stories – her first detective story, The White Cottage Mystery, was serialized in the Daily Express in 1927.

Allingham died at the age of 62, and her final novel, A Cargo of Eagles, was finished by her husband at her request and published posthumously in 1968.

Date of Birth:

May 20, 1904

Date of Death:

June 30, 1966

Place of Birth:

London

Place of Death:

Colchester, Essex, England

Education:

Endsleigh House School, Colchester; the Perse School, Cambridge; and the Regent Street Polytechnic, London

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

No Love Lost 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Out of print now so is a find. However there are many more books in the mystery series and nook has listed the eariest ones for some reason get better and series has been continued