Flowers for the Judge

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Random House, 2006 - Campion, Albert (Fictitious character) - 253 pages
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A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY
Agatha Christie called her 'a shining light'. Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of the classic murder mystery?

Scandal, secrets and suspicions abound when one of the directors at the prestigious publishing house of Barnabas is found dead, locked in the company's strongroom.

All eyes are on the other partners at the firm - cousins of the dead man with much to gain from his demise - and all rumours hint at a connection to the disappearance of another director decades earlier.

Desperate to salvage their reputation, the cousins turn to Albert Campion - but will his investigations clear the Barnabas family name, or besmirch it forever?

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

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User Review  - Hanneri - LibraryThing

The publishing firm of Barnabus is suddenly in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons when one of its directors is found dead in a locked cellar which the firm uses as a strong-room. Albert Campion ... Read full review

FLOWERS FOR THE JUDGE

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Another not strictly in the mystery class, so get a plus sale by putting it with fiction as well. Plenty of mystery yarn ingredients — good writing and good characterization — in the story of a ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

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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