Police at the Funeral

Police at the Funeral

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A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY Agatha Christie called her `a shining light'. Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of the classic murder mystery? The tranquility of Cambridge is punctured when Cousin Andrew of the illustrious Faraday family disappears without a trace. No time is wasted in summoning Albert Campion and his sleuthing skills away from the bustle of Piccadilly to investigate - but little does he expect to be greeted by a band of eccentric relatives all at daggers with each other. Soon there are as many dead bodies as there are red herrings, and Campion must uncover the secrets of the Faraday dynasty before another victim falls... As urbane as Lord Wimsey...as ingenious as Poirot... Meet one of crime fiction's Great Detectives, Mr Albert Campion.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 20mm | 181.44g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 009950734X
  • 9780099507345
  • 95,318

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"Don't start reading these books unless you are confident that you can handle addiction" * Independent * "The real queen of crime" * Guardian * "Allingham's work is always of the first rank" * New York Times * "Allingham captures her quintessential quiet detective Albert Campion to perfection... For those who relish classic crime fiction" * Daily Express * "An outstanding piece of work - original, clever, baffling" * Daily Telegraph *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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"Allingham's work is always of the first rank"show more

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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 Cambridge to assist the Faraday family with a mystery. He must untangle a web of family resentments and discover the truth behind the disappearance of one of the Faraday cousins, vanished without trace one Sunday morning after church, only to be found dead ina secluded stream. Matters are complicated further by the murder of Julia, one of the Faraday sisters, poisoned by her morning cup of tea. Campion must unravel a chillingly ingenious plot, strewn with red herrings to get to the real secret of the Faradays. As urbane as Lord Wimsey…as ingenious as Poirot… Meet one of crime fiction’s Great Detectives, Mr Albert Campion.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

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