Flowers for the Judge

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Penguin, 1944 - Campion, Albert (Fictitious character) - 253 pages
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One morning, Tom Barnabas of the publishers Barnabas & Company left his house as usual, then simply vanished. Twenty years later, his cousin Paul, now head of the company, meets an untimely death. To solve Paul's murder, Campion has to go back two decades and sort through a legacy of treachery to solve a case sure to be one of his most difficult.

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Review: Flowers for the Judge (Albert Campion #7)

User Review  - Tony Renner - Goodreads

Flowers for the Judge (1936) is Margery Allingham's 7th novel to feature amateur detective Albert Campion. Combining not only a locked room mystery but also a 20-year-old missing person case with ... Read full review

Review: Flowers for the Judge (Albert Campion #7)

User Review  - Jillian - Goodreads

Another good Campion re-read. Here are lots of examples of Allingham's observation of both places and people and her skill in describing these in both significant detail and terms that connect to our ... Read full review

About the author (1944)

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.

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