The Beckoning Lady

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Vintage, 2007 - Campion, Albert - 243 pages
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Agatha Christie called her ‚e~a shining light‚e(tm). 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‚e¶as ingenious as Poirot‚e¶ Meet one of crime fiction‚e(tm)s Great Detectives, Mr Albert Campion.

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Review: The Beckoning Lady (Albert Campion #15)

User Review  - Dogsandbooks - Goodreads

Reread. A classic indeed--well written, dense, gently funny. County life, even a border collie! Read full review

Review: The Beckoning Lady (Albert Campion #15)

User Review  - Stephanie Stennett - Goodreads

Very late Campion and entertaining as a study in 40's 50's English slang. I'm still not sure who all the characters were, and the mystery plot itself is of little importance, so read it like you would ... Read full review

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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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