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This is a vintage murder mystery. JK Rowling called The Tiger In The Smoke 'a phenomenal novel'. Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of the classic murder mystery? Jack Havoc, jail-breaker and knife artist, is on the loose on the streets of London once again. In the faded squares of shabby houses, in the furtive alleys and darkened pubs, the word is out that the Tiger is back in town, more vicious and cunning than ever. It falls to private detective Albert Campion to pit his wits against the killer and hunt him down through the city's November smog before it is too late. As urbane as Lord Wimsey ...as ingenious as Poirot...Meet one of crime fiction's Great Detectives, Mr Albert Campion.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099477730
ISBN-10: 0099477734
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Margery Allingham

Margery Allingham was born in London in 1904. a prolific writer who sold her first story at age eight and published her first novel at 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. 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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