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  • Published: 1 May 2007
  • ISBN: 9780099507345
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $19.99
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Police at the Funeral


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'Margery Allingham deserves to be rediscovered' - P.D. James.

When Albert Campion is called in by the fiancee of an old college friend to investigate the disappearance of her uncle, he little expects the mysterious spate of death and dangers that follows among the bizarre inhabitants of Socrates Close, Cambridge. He and Stanislaus Oates must tread carefully, and battle some complex family dynamics, to solve the case.

  • Pub date: 1 May 2007
  • ISBN: 9780099507345
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • 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 Police at the Funeral

“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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