The Beckoning Lady

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Vintage, 2007 - Campion, Albert (Fictitious character) - 243 pages
12 Reviews

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's glorious summer in Pontisbright is blighted by death. Amidst the preparations for Minnie and Tonker Cassand's fabulous summer party a murder is discovered and it falls to Campion to unravel the intricate web of motive, suspicion and deduction with all his imagination and skill.

As urbane as Lord Wimsey.as ingenious as Poirot. Meet one of crime fiction's Great Detectives, Mr Albert Campion.

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Review: The Beckoning Lady (Albert Campion #15)

User Review  - CJ - Goodreads

Slow getting into, but developed later, anyone without a background on this series would not have gotten much out of it. I wish they had made more TV presentations because I love Campion, Lugg, and the various police officers they work with as they solve crimes. Read full review

Review: The Beckoning Lady (Albert Campion #15)

User Review  - Julia - Goodreads

I enjoy the earlier Campion books, but this one doesn't excite me. It didn't pull together the same way. Read full review

About the author (2007)

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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