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Cargo Of Eagles

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Agatha Christie called her `a shining light'. Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of the classic murder mystery? Private detective Albert Campion sets out to plumb the secrets of Saltey, an ancient hamlet on the Essex marshes. Once the haunt of smugglers, it now hides a secret rich and mysterious enough to trap all who enter - and someone in the village is willing to terrorise, murder and raise the very devil to keep that secret to themselves. As urbane as Lord Wimsey...as ingenious as Poirot... Meet one of crime fiction's Great Detectives, Mr Albert Campionshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 16mm | 158.76g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099513285
  • 9780099513285
  • 222,940

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"A perfectly wonderful writer" * Scotsman * "Margery Allingham has precious few peers and no superiors" * Sunday Times * "One of the finest "golden age" crime novelists" * Sunday Telegraph * "Miss Allingham has a strong, well controlled sense of humour, a power of suggesting character with a few touches and an excellent English style. She has a sense of the fantastic, and is never dull" * Times Literary Supplement *show more

About 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.show more

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'Right to the end...Miss Allingham kept her scene fresh and her characters contemporary' Time magazine Albert Campion sets out to plumb the secrets of Saltey, an ancient hamlet on the Essex marshes. Once the haunt of smugglers, now it hides a secret rich and mysterious enough to trap all who enter - and someone in the village is willing to terrorise, murder and raise the very devil to keep that secret to themselves. Also available from Vintage in the Albert Campion series Mystery Mile Police at the Funeral Sweet Danger Flowers for the Judge The Case of the Late Pig The Fashion in Shrouds Traitor's Purse Coroner's Pidgin More Work for the Undertaker The Tiger in the Smoke The Beckoning Lady Hide My Eyes The China Governessshow more

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"One of the finest “golden age” crime novelists"show more

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MORE VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERIES MARGERY ALLINGHAM Mystery Mile Police at the Funeral Sweet Danger Flowers for the Judge The Case of the Late Pig The Fashion in Shrouds Traitor’s Purse Coroner’s Pidgin More Work for the Undertaker The Tiger in the Smoke The Beckoning Lady Hide My Eyes The China Governess The Mind Readers Cargo of Eagles E. F. BENSON The Blotting Book The Luck of the Vails NICHOLAS BLAKE A Question of Proof Thou Shell of Death There’s Trouble Brewing The Beast Must Die The Smiler With the Knife Malice in Wonderland The Case of the Abominable Snowman Minute for Murder Head of a Traveller The Dreadful Hollow The Whisper in the Gloom End of Chapter The Widow’s Cruise The Worm of Death The Sad Variety The Morning After Death EDMUND CRISPIN Buried for Pleasure The Case of the Gilded Fly Holy Disorders Love Lies Bleeding The Moving Toyshop Swan Song A. A. MILNE The Red House Mystery GLADYS MITCHELL Speedy Death The Mystery of a Butcher’s Shop The Longer Bodies The Saltmarsh Murders Death and the Opera The Devil at Saxon Wall Dead Men’s Morris Come Away, Death St Peter’s Finger Brazen Tongue Hangman’s Curfew When Last I Died Laurels Are Poison Here Comes a Chopper Death and the Maiden Tom Brown’s Body Groaning Spinney The Devil’s Elbow The Echoing Strangers Watson’s Choice The Twenty-Third Man Spotted Hemlock My Bones Will Keep Three Quick and Five Dead Dance to Your Daddy A Hearse on May-Day Late, Late in the Evening Fault in the Structure Nest of Vipersshow more

Rating details

392 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 19% (76)
4 33% (131)
3 36% (142)
2 10% (39)
1 1% (4)
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