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  • Published: 1 February 2008
  • ISBN: 9780099506096
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $19.99

Hide My Eyes


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Allingham has that rare gift in a novelist, the creation of characters so rich and so real that they stay with the reader forever' Sara Paretsky

A quiet, ruthless killer strikes in London's theatreland. Superintendent Luke thinks he has seen the pattern before. Mr Campion wonders what became of the old couple in the country bus who must have witnessed the crime . . .

The trail leads to an eccentric museum in west London, and to a scrapyard in the East End. As an exercise in suspense Hide My Eyes is the equal of The Tiger in the Smoke.

  • Pub date: 1 February 2008
  • ISBN: 9780099506096
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • 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 Hide My Eyes

“Margery Allingham has worked her way up to a worthy place among the tiny hierarchy of front-rankers in the detective world”

Tatler

“Allingham's work is always of the first rank”

New York Times


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