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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.

Books by Margery Allingham

The Mind Readers
Mr Campion & Others
Death of a Ghost
The Crime At Black Dudley
Dancers In Mourning
Look To The Lady
Cargo Of Eagles
The China Governess
More Work for the Undertaker
Hide My Eyes
Police at the Funeral
The Beckoning Lady
Coroner's Pidgin
Margery Allingham Omnibus
Flowers For The Judge
The Fashion In Shrouds
Traitor's Purse
The Tiger In The Smoke
The Case Of The Late Pig
Sweet Danger
Mystery Mile