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Margery Allingham

 

Information About the Life and Work of Margery Louise Allingham

British author, writer of detective fiction 1904 - 1966.
Born in London.
Educated in the UK at the Perse School for Girls, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

In 1927 she married the artist and editor Philip Youngman Carter.

Margery made her reputation as a writer with the character Albert Campion,
who many would say was modelled on Dorothy L.Sayers's Lord Peter Wimsey.

But from the start Margery was to show in her style of writing a very strong grasp of characterisation, which can be clearly seen in Campion, especially the way she masterly modifies the character and even changes his mannerisms in her later novels.

Her work will continue to be read and collected world-wide
by fans of detective fiction for many years to come.

Her works include
The Crime at Black Dudley (1929), Mystery Mile (1930), Look to the Lady (1931),
Police at the Funeral (1931), Sweet Danger (1933), Death of a Ghost (1934),
Flowers for the Judge (1936), Dancers in Mourning (1937),
The Case of the Late Pig (1937), The Fashion in Shrouds (1938),
The Tiger in the Smoke (1952), etc.

Her very last novel titled Cargo of Eagles,
was completed by her husband Youngman Carter.


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