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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)
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The Tiger in the Smoke 1,285 copies, 42 reviews
The Crime at Black Dudley 1,089 copies, 40 reviews
Mystery Mile 847 copies, 25 reviews
Sweet Danger 840 copies, 18 reviews
Police at the Funeral 819 copies, 18 reviews
Traitor's Purse 750 copies, 16 reviews
More Work for the Undertaker 728 copies, 13 reviews
Pearls Before Swine 678 copies, 14 reviews
The Fashion in Shrouds 663 copies, 20 reviews
Flowers for the Judge 661 copies, 10 reviews
Death of a Ghost 656 copies, 15 reviews
Hide My Eyes 630 copies, 13 reviews
The China Governess 586 copies, 13 reviews
The Beckoning Lady 573 copies, 11 reviews
Dancers in Mourning 572 copies, 14 reviews
The Case of the Late Pig 564 copies, 16 reviews
The Mind Readers 466 copies, 10 reviews
Black Plumes 424 copies, 12 reviews
Cargo of Eagles 418 copies, 3 reviews
The White Cottage Mystery 370 copies, 20 reviews
Mr. Campion and Others 341 copies, 5 reviews
Deadly Duo 298 copies, 5 reviews
No Love Lost 248 copies, 4 reviews
The Allingham Case-Book 211 copies, 5 reviews
The Return of Mr. Campion 191 copies, 1 review
The Allingham Minibus 145 copies, 3 reviews
Crime and Mr. Campion 145 copies, 2 reviews
Mr. Campion, Criminologist 82 copies, 1 review
The Oaken Heart 56 copies, 1 review
Three Cases for Mr. Campion 34 copies, 1 review
Safer Than Love 11 copies
Rogues' Holiday 9 copies, 1 review
The Case Book of Mr. Campion 7 copies, 1 review
[No title] 2 copies
English Country House Murders (Contributor) 436 copies, 11 reviews
The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories (Contributor) 371 copies, 4 reviews
A Treasury of Great Mysteries (Contributor) 263 copies, 3 reviews
Crime Stories from the Strand (Contributor) 209 copies, 2 reviews
Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries (Contributor) 188 copies, 15 reviews
Crimson Snow: Winter Mysteries (Contributor) 142 copies, 9 reviews
Six Against the Yard (Contributor) 127 copies, 3 reviews
Murder at the Manor: Country House Mysteries (Contributor) 125 copies, 6 reviews
Capital Crimes: London Mysteries (Contributor) 124 copies, 4 reviews
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Ten Great Mysteries (Contributor) 95 copies, 2 reviews
Serpents in Eden: Countryside Crimes (Contributor) 80 copies, 4 reviews
Murder for Christmas, Vol. 2 (Contributor) 78 copies
Fifty Best Mysteries (Contributor) 69 copies, 2 reviews
A Treasury of Modern Mysteries Volume 1 (Contributor) 61 copies, 2 reviews
Detective Duos (Contributor) 43 copies, 1 review
65 Great Murder Mysteries (Contributor) 31 copies
Mysterious Pleasures (Contributor) 31 copies, 2 reviews
Famous Stories of Code and Cipher (Contributor) 25 copies
Shot in the Dark (Contributor) 23 copies
Great Tales of Detection (Contributor) 20 copies, 1 review
Great detective stories (Contributor) 20 copies
Ellery Queen's Mystery Mix (Contributor) 18 copies, 1 review
Murder in Midwinter (Contributor) 16 copies
Mehr Morde (Contributor) 13 copies
Campion: The Complete Series (Author) 11 copies
Cream of the Crime (Contributor) 9 copies, 2 reviews
Dangerous Ladies (Contributor) 8 copies
Classic Crime Short Stories (Contributor) 8 copies
Verdens største detektiver II (Contributor) 5 copies
Detection Medley (Contributor) 5 copies
Evening Standard Detective Book (Contributor) 5 copies
Some Like Them Dead (Contributor) 5 copies
Second Mystery Companion (Contributor) 4 copies
Verdens største detektiver I (Contributor) 4 copies
Avon Mystery Story Teller (Contributor) 4 copies
For Love or Money (Contributor) 4 copies
Best Stories of the Underworld (Contributor) 3 copies
Classic Crime 5 Book Gift Set (Contributor) 3 copies
Crime Writers' Choice (Contributor) 3 copies
Vintermysterier (Author, some editions) 3 copies, 1 review
Nelson Doubleday, 1889-1949 (Contributor) 3 copies
A Magnum of Mysteries (Contributor) 2 copies
Great Stories of Detection (Contributor) 2 copies
Mystery and Suspense (Contributor) 1 copy
Best Crime Stories 2 (Contributor) 1 copy
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