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  • Published: 15 May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780099593546
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99
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Dancers In Mourning




Agatha Christie called her ‘a shining light’. Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of the classic murder mystery?

A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY

When song-and-dance star Jimmy Sutane falls victim to a string of malicious practical jokes, there’s only one man who can get to the bottom of the apparent vendetta against the music hall darling – Albert Campion.

Soon, however, the backstage pranks escalate and an ageing starlet is killed.

Under pressure to uncover the culprit, and plagued by his growing feelings for Sutane’s wife, Campion finds himself uncomfortably embroiled in an investigation which tests his ingenuity and integrity to the limit…

  • Pub date: 15 May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780099593546
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Margery Allingham

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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Praise for Dancers In Mourning

“The real queen of crime”

Guardian

“Margery Allingham stands out like a shining light”

Agatha Christie

“Faultless”

The Times

“Allingham is the best of mystery writers”

New Yorker


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