One of the four so-called Queens of Crime in the inter-war period, her novels featuring her series detective, Albert Campion, were turned into a popular BBC TV series. Allingham’s novels were noted for their atmospheric settings in London and Essex.
Classic: Tiger in The Smoke – tracking down a psychotic killer in smoggy post-war London.
Buy Tiger in the Smoke
Try this first: Police at the Funeral – Campion’s first detective outing.
Buy Police at the Funeral
Best biography/critical analysis: The Adventures of Margery Allingham – detailed biography by Julia Jones
Buy The Adventures of Margery Allingham
To find out more and to join the Margery Allingham Society go to https://margeryallingham.org.uk
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