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  • Published: 15 December 2015
  • ISBN: 9780099477747
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $19.99
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The Case of the Late Pig




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

A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY

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

Private detective Albert Campion is summoned to the village of Kepesake to investigate a particularly distasteful death. The body turns out to be that of Pig Peters, freshly killed five months after his own funeral. Soon other corpses start to turn up, just as Peters's body goes missing. It takes all Campion's coolly incisive powers of detection to unravel the crime.

As urbane as Lord Wimsey…as ingenious as Poirot… Meet one of crime fiction’s Great Detectives, Mr Albert Campion.

  • Pub date: 15 December 2015
  • ISBN: 9780099477747
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • 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 The Case of the Late Pig

“Don't start reading these books unless you are confident that you can handle addiction”

Independent

“Allingham captures her quintessential quiet detective Albert Campion to perfection... For those who relish classic crime fiction”

Daily Express

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

Tatler

“Allingham was a rare and precious talent”

Washington Post


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