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  • Published: 15 May 2015
  • ISBN: 9781784701598
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99
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The Tiger In The Smoke




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

A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY - WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY SUSAN HILL

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


A fog is creeping through the weary streets of London - so too are whispers that the Tiger is back in town, undetected by the law, untroubled by morals. And the rumours are true: Jack Havoc, charismatic outlaw, knife-wielding killer and ingenious jail-breaker, is on the loose once again.

As Havoc stalks the smog-cloaked alleyways of the city, it falls to Albert Campion to hunt down the fugitive and put a stop to his rampage - before it's too late...

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

  • Pub date: 15 May 2015
  • ISBN: 9781784701598
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • 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 Tiger In The Smoke

“[A] philosophical, thought-provoking exploration of good and evil”

Linda Hepworth, Nudge

“Margery Allingham deserves to be rediscovered”

P.D. James

“The real queen of crime”

Guardian

“Allingham is the best of mystery writers”

New Yorker

“Margery Allingham stands out like a shining light”

Agatha Christie

“A genuinely terrifying and evocative crime novel... Once you've read it, it's hard to shake off the sense of foreboding that permeates this serial killer story”

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