By (author) Margery Allingham
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Traitor's Purse by Margery Allingham
Book DescriptionCelebrated amateur detective Albert Campion awakes in hospital accused of attacking a police officer and suffering from acute amnesia. All he can remember is that he was on a mission of vital importance to His Majesty's government before his accident. On the run from the police and unable to recognise even his faithful servant Lugg or his own fiancee, Campion struggles desperately to put the pieces together while the very fate of England is at stake. An Albert Campion mystery.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099492832
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Margery Allingham
Beloved Old Age and What to Do About it, Paperback (June 2016)
Margery Allingham's previously unpublished memoir about old age is presented for publication with equal material authored by Julia Jones
White Cottage Mystery, Paperback (June 2016)
Classic Crime from the Golden Age. Margery Allingham is J.K. Rowling's favorite Golden Age author.
Mr Campion & Others, Paperback (December 2015)
A baker's dozen of cases, each putting Albert Campion through his paces. In this miscellany of villainy, our unconventional sleuth must contend with misbehaving debutantes, sinister smuggling rings, a Dowager Countess who's not all that she seems.
Tiger in the Smoke, Paperback (May 2015)» View all books by Margery Allingham
A fog is creeping through the weary streets of London - so too are whispers that the Tiger is back in town, undetected by the law, untroubled by morals. And the rumours are true: Jack Havoc, charismatic outlaw, knife-wielding killer and ingenious jail-breaker, is on the loose once again.
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Author Biography - Margery Allingham
Margery Allingham was born in London in 1904. She attended the Perse School in Cambridge before returning to London to the Regent Street Polytechnic. Her father- author H.J.Allingham - encouraged her to write, and was delighted when she contributed to her aunt's cinematic magazine, The Picture Show, at the age of eight. Her first novel was published when she was seventeen. In 1928 she published her first detective story, The White Cottage Mystery, which had been serialised in the Daily Express. The following year, in The Crime at Black Dudley, she introduced the character who was to become the hallmark of her writing - Albert Campion. Her novels heralded the more sophisticated suspense genre: characterised by her intuitive intelligence, extraordinary energy and acute observation, they vary from the grave to the openly satirical, whilst never losing sight of the basic rules of the classic detective tale. Famous for her London thrillers, such as Hide My Eyes and The Tiger in the Smoke, Margery Allingham has been compared to Dickens in her evocation of the city's shady underworld. In 1927 she married the artist, journalist and editor Philip Youngman Carter. They divided their time between their Bloomsbury flat and an old house in the village of Tolleshunt D'Arcy in Essex. Margery Allingham died in 1966.
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