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Margery Allingham, one of England's leading mystery writers, was born on May 20, 1904, in Ealing, a western suburb of London, but grew up in a remote village in Essex. Both of her parents were writers, and Margery carried on that tradition when she sold her first short story as an eight-year-old. At the Regent Street Polytechnic, she continued writing and studied drama and speech. While there, she wrote a verse play, Dido and Aeneas, in which she had a starring role during performances in London. At age 19, Allington published her first novel, Blackkerchief Dick. She wrote another novel, The White Cottage Mystery, before creating her most famous character, Albert Campion, in The Black Dudley Murder (published in England as The Crime at Black Dudley) in 1929. Allington went on to create twenty-eight more Campion mysteries, including several collections. She wrote more than 10 other novels, some under the pseudonym Maxwell March, as well as four novellas and sixty-four short stories. During World War II, Allingham served as First Aid Commandant for her district, organized the billeting and care of evacuees from London, and allowed her house to be turned into a temporary military base for eight officers and two hundred men of the Cameronians. The war greatly deepened Allingham's passion for her country, as evidenced in her later works. Allingham died of cancer on June 30, 1966. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Tiger in the Smoke… (more)
The Tiger in the Smoke 1,363 copies, 47 reviews
The Crime at Black Dudley 1,170 copies, 42 reviews
Mystery Mile 906 copies, 30 reviews
Sweet Danger 886 copies, 18 reviews
Police at the Funeral 856 copies, 18 reviews
Traitor's Purse 789 copies, 17 reviews
More Work for the Undertaker 761 copies, 13 reviews
The Gyrth Chalice Mystery 726 copies, 23 reviews
Pearls Before Swine 705 copies, 16 reviews
The Fashion In Shrouds 700 copies, 21 reviews
Flowers for the Judge 697 copies, 12 reviews
Death of a Ghost 686 copies, 16 reviews
Hide My Eyes 666 copies, 14 reviews
The China Governess 614 copies, 14 reviews
Dancers in Mourning 608 copies, 16 reviews
The Beckoning Lady 603 copies, 11 reviews
The Case of the Late Pig 598 copies, 18 reviews
The Mind Readers 496 copies, 11 reviews
Black Plumes 449 copies, 14 reviews
Cargo of Eagles 436 copies, 3 reviews
The White Cottage Mystery 393 copies, 21 reviews
Mr. Campion and Others 360 copies, 5 reviews
Deadly Duo 313 copies, 5 reviews
No Love Lost 253 copies, 5 reviews
The Allingham Case-Book 230 copies, 8 reviews
The Return of Mr. Campion 199 copies, 1 review
The Allingham Minibus 154 copies, 3 reviews
Crime and Mr. Campion 154 copies, 2 reviews
Mr. Campion, Criminologist 84 copies, 1 review
The Oaken Heart 69 copies, 2 reviews
Three Cases for Mr. Campion 36 copies, 1 review
Margery Allingham Box Set 1 21 copies, 1 review
Safer Than Love 11 copies
Rogues' Holiday 11 copies, 1 review
The Case Book of Mr. Campion 7 copies, 1 review
Dvojí smrt Johna Lafcadia 2 copies, 1 review
[No title] 2 copies
English Country House Murders (Contributor) 465 copies, 11 reviews
The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories (Contributor) 391 copies, 5 reviews
A Treasury of Great Mysteries (Volumes 1 & 2) (Contributor) 260 copies, 3 reviews
Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries (Contributor) 221 copies, 17 reviews
Crime Stories from the Strand (Contributor) 220 copies, 2 reviews
Crimson Snow: Winter Mysteries (Contributor) 187 copies, 11 reviews
Murder at the Manor: Country House Mysteries (Contributor) 156 copies, 7 reviews
Six Against the Yard (Contributor) 153 copies, 3 reviews
Capital Crimes: London Mysteries (Contributor) 147 copies, 5 reviews
The Folio Book of Christmas Crime Stories (Contributor) 115 copies, 1 review
Ten Great Mysteries (Contributor) 100 copies, 2 reviews
Serpents in Eden: Countryside Crimes (Contributor) 90 copies, 5 reviews
Murder for Christmas, Vol. 2 (Contributor) 83 copies
Fifty Best Mysteries (Contributor) 72 copies, 2 reviews
A Treasury of Modern Mysteries Volume 1 (Contributor) 63 copies, 2 reviews
Detective Duos (Contributor) 49 copies, 1 review
65 Great Murder Mysteries (Contributor) 41 copies
Mysterious Pleasures (Contributor) 33 copies, 2 reviews
Famous Stories of Code and Cipher (Contributor) 28 copies
Murder in Midwinter (Contributor) 25 copies
Shot in the Dark (Contributor) 24 copies
Murder on a Winter's Night (Contributor) 24 copies, 1 review
Great Tales of Detection (Contributor) 20 copies, 1 review
Great detective stories (Contributor) 19 copies
Ellery Queen's Mystery Mix (Contributor) 19 copies, 1 review
Campion: The Complete Series (Author) 14 copies
Classic Crime Short Stories (Contributor) 13 copies
Mehr Morde (Contributor) 13 copies
Cream of the Crime (Contributor) 11 copies, 2 reviews
Dangerous Ladies (Contributor) 8 copies
Detection Medley (Contributor) 7 copies
Verdens største detektiver II (Contributor) 5 copies
Some Like Them Dead (Contributor) 5 copies
Evening Standard Detective Book (Contributor) 5 copies
Second Mystery Companion (Contributor) 5 copies
Classic Crime 5 Book Gift Set (Contributor) 5 copies
For Love or Money (Contributor) 4 copies
Verdens største detektiver I (Contributor) 4 copies
Avon Mystery Story Teller (Contributor) 4 copies
Crime Writers' Choice (Contributor) 3 copies
Nelson Doubleday, 1889-1949 (Contributor) 3 copies
Best Stories of the Underworld (Contributor) 3 copies
Vintermysterier (Author, some editions) 3 copies, 1 review
Great Stories of Detection (Contributor) 2 copies
A Magnum of Mysteries (Contributor) 2 copies
Nye detektivhistorier fra hele verden (Author, some editions) 2 copies, 1 review
Mystery and Suspense (Contributor) 1 copy
Best Crime Stories 2 (Contributor) 1 copy
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