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Description - The Case Of The Late Pig by Margery Allingham

A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY Agatha Christie called her a shining light'. Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of the classic murder mystery? Private detective Albert Campion is summoned to the village of Kepesake to investigate a particularly distasteful death. The body turns out to be that of Pig Peters, freshly killed five months after his own funeral. Soon other corpses start to turn up, just as Peters's body goes missing. It takes all Campion's coolly incisive powers of detection to unravel the crime. As urbane as Lord Wimseyaas ingenious as Poirota Meet one of crime fiction's Great Detectives, Mr Albert Campion.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099477747
ISBN-10: 0099477742
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 10mm)
Pages: 128
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. She sold her first story at age 8 and published her first novel before turning 20. She married the artist, journalist and editor Philip Youngman Carter in 1927. In 1928 Allingham published her first detective story, The White Cottage Mystery, and the following year, in The Crime at Black Dudley, she introduced the detective who was to become the hallmark of her sophisticated crime novels and murder mysteries - 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. Acclaimed by crime novelists such as P.D. James, Allingham is counted alongside Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie and Gladys Mitchell as a pre-eminent Golden Age crime writer. Margery Allingham died in 1966.

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