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Allingham, Margery 1904-1966

Works: 643 works in 3,149 publications in 10 languages and 34,030 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Short stories  Drama  Television programs  Film adaptations  Novels  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Detective and mystery television programs  History 
Roles: Author, Creator, Other, Editor
Classifications: PR6001.L678, 823.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Margery Allingham
The tiger in the smoke, a novel by Margery Allingham( Book )

139 editions published between 1952 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eerie London fog complicates detective work for Albert Campion as he sets out to put an end to the activities of the "Tiger" and his evil mob
Flowers for the judge by Margery Allingham( Book )

102 editions published between 1936 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Campion investigates the relationship between the murder of Paul Barnabas and the disappearance of his cousin, Tom, twenty years earlier
Cargo of eagles by Margery Allingham( Book )

49 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this, Ms. Allingham's last novel, the action revolves around Saltey, for centuries a hidey-hole for all manner of villains. Astonishingly, it is the early 1960s, and Saltey, like many English coastal towns, is being over-run by teenage gangs. But that's not why Albert Campion -- now, really astonishingly, in late middle-age -- has persuaded Lugg to take up residence. His interest lies in part with the just-out-of-prison thief who has (in time-honored tradition) gone to ground in Saltey. But his most passionate interest is reserved for the curious, newly revived story of the Saltey Demon
The china governess, a novel of suspense by Margery Allingham( Book )

81 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristocratic scion Timothy Kinnit is about to marry the girl of his dreams, until rumors circulate about his parentage, and the bride's father puts a stop to the wedding. When Timothy becomes chief suspect in a housebreaking and a suspicious death, Mr. Campion agrees to look into the situation, and finds that someone is willing to go to some very ugly lengths to keep Timothy from finding the answers he needs
More work for the undertaker by Margery Allingham( Book )

100 editions published between 1948 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Campion and Divisional Detective Inspector Luke investigate poison-pen letters, a coffin cupboard and a peculiar family-- and the undertaker finds he has plenty of work on his plate
Mystery mile by Margery Allingham( Book )

84 editions published between 1930 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the Simister Gang out to get him, America is too hot for Judge Lobbett. He takes refuge on an island on the Suffolk coast, but even there life is far from peaceful. Blackmail, abduction and sudden death bring matters to a climax. It is Albert Campion, with the unorthodox help of his man Lugg, who masterminds the defence of Mystery Mile and uncovers the true face of Simister. The island is based on Mersea Island in Essex
Death of a ghost by Margery Allingham( Book )

92 editions published between 1934 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The painter John Lafcadio was brilliantly talented and, it appears, a bit psychic: Certain that his reputation would improve dramatically after his death, he left several painting with his agent, along with the instruction that the widowed Mme. Lafcadio should wait a suitable interval and then begin doling out the work to a newly ravenous public. Albert Campion, an old friend of the widow's, is among the guests at Lafcadio's eighth such posthumous vernissage. The event is a success for all but one of the attendees--a young artist who is brutally murdered while others are sipping champagne
The mind readers by Margery Allingham( Book )

48 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fact catches up with fiction when the secret of telepathic communication is discovered. But the device at the centre of the mystery is in the possession of two schoolboys and whether they stole it or invented it, there are powerful interests who will kill to get hold of it. Albert Campion faces as deadly a challenge as any in his career
Traitor's purse by Margery Allingham( Book )

71 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Campion woke up in a hospital bed, he had no idea who he was or why the policeman was saying he had killed a man
The case of the late pig by Margery Allingham( Book )

61 editions published between 1937 and 2016 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five months after Albert Campion attended the funeral of his former schoolmate Pig Peters, he's called back to the town of Kepesake to investigate a murder, and the victim is Pig Peters
Police at the funeral by Margery Allingham( Book )

95 editions published between 1931 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Albert Campion is called in by the fiancee of an old college friend to investigate the disappearance of her uncle, he little expects the mysterious spate of death and dangers that follows among the bizarre inhabitants of Socrates Close, Cambridge. He and Stanislaus Oates must tread carefully, and battle some complex family dynamics, to solve the case
The crime at Black Dudley by Margery Allingham( Book )

71 editions published between 1929 and 2019 in English and French and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A house-party with a glittering guest-list. An imposing country estate with endless shadowy staircases and unused rooms. The breathless period between the two world wars ... The guests take some time to be grateful for Campion's presence; he is a bit peculiar, and they have more than enough distractions, what with various complicated love affairs, a curious ritual involving a jewelled dagger, and a deadly game of hide-and-seek ..."--Page 4 of cover
Dancers in mourning by Margery Allingham( Book )

78 editions published between 1934 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmy Sutane is London's favorite song-and-dance man, headlining at the Argosy Theatre, and beloved by all. Or almost all: Someone has taken to playing increasingly nasty pranks. Albert Campion offers to poke around, but what he finds chez Sutane nearly overwhelms him. The far-from traditional household features a clutch of explosive egos, including a brooding genius musician and a melodramatic young actress who seems to delight in drawing others into her web of carefully groomed tragedy. Someone here is aiming to hang up Sutane's tap shoes on a permanent basis, and if Campion is to keep Jimmy dancing, he'll have to come up with some pretty fancy footwork of his own
The fashion in shrouds by Margery Allingham( Book )

72 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Campion finds hinself working his way through a Chinese puzzle of fashion designers, theatrical and entertainment people while trying to solve the disappearance and death of the son of a friend. Richard Portland-Smith, a successful attorney, engaged to the beautiful actress Georgia Wells, disappeared without a trace several years ago, and his remains have finally been found by Campion, apparently having committed suicide. Campion gets the help of his sister, Val, a well-known designer, in meeting the actress, hoping to unravel the reason for Richard's death. Instead, Campion is drawn into the glittery world of high fashion and theater, where appearances are often confused with reality. When Georgia's husband Sir Raymond Ramillies dies under suspicious circumstances Val is implicated and Albert goes into high gear. He uncovers one ugly secret after another, but the pieces never seem to quite fit together. Motives such as blackmail, greed, drugs and jealousy all abound but Campion is unable to pinpoint a suspect who has both means and opportunity. Can he find the killer before another victim turns up?
Sweet danger by Margery Allingham( Book )

91 editions published between 1933 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After centuries as a Balkan backwater, the sleepy town of Averna has--overnight--become a stunningly valuable port, thanks to an earthquake that rejiggered the regional topography. But to whose coffers will that value accrue? Albert Campion, that interesting young man, has a hunch that the answer is to be found in a tiny Suffolk village, where a peculiar--and dead-broke--family may be able to lay claim to the Averna fortune, provided they can produce the requisite proof of lineage. The proof? Nothing terribly difficult. Just your average ancient riddle, stolen drum, long-lost bell, priceless crown, and, oh yes, a necklace of disappearing rubies"--Publisher description
Crime and Mr. Campion by Margery Allingham( Book )

8 editions published between 1934 and 2012 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flowers for the judge: One morning, Tom Barnabas of the publishers Barnabas & Company left his house as usual, then simply vanished. Twenty years later, his cousin Paul, now head of the company, meets an untimely death. To solve Paul's murder, Campion has to go back two decades and sort through a legacy of treachery to solve a case sure to be one of his most difficult
The return of Mr. Campion : uncollected stories by Margery Allingham( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2019 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of mystery stories that feature sleuth Albert Campion. The author admits that she knows little about her protagonist other than that Campion is an assumed name for a man whose business card proclaims, "Coups neatly executed; nothing sordid, vulgar or plebeian; deserving cases preferred; police no object." Born in 1900, Campion ages from story to story until he is in his sixties. Includes a tribute by Agatha Christie
Black plumes by Margery Allingham( Book )

72 editions published between 1940 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gabrielle Ivory was once a society beauty of such exquisite arrogance that she stared down a queen. But now, nearing 90, she's largely disregarded by the younger members of the Ivory clan, who like to imagine Granny as a bedridden relic of a dead era. That's a mistake, and it's not their only one. A series of malicious attacks is threatening the family business -- one of the most prestigious art galleries in the world. Robert Ivory and his high-strung wife, frantic to preserve the status-quo, want to chalk it all up to practical jokes gone wrong. But Gabrielle is not inclined to collude in this delusion. "It's a ridiculous modern affectation", she sniffs, "to pretend to disregard money."
Hide my eyes by Margery Allingham( Book )

56 editions published between 1958 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It begins with a murder on a rainy night in London's theater district, leads to a Museum of Oddities and finally to a blood-chilling dump in the East End
Look to the lady by Margery Allingham( Book )

50 editions published between 1931 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some objects just cry out to be stolen, and an obliging ring of international thieves stands ready to heed the cry. Their current target is the Gyrth Chalice, a priceless goblet that the Gyrth family has for centuries held in trust for the British Crown. Kept in a windowless chapel, and protected by a fearsome curse, the Chalice should be impervious to thievery. But this is 1930, and the crooks have all the advantages of the modern world. Chief among these is the craving for publicity, to which at least one member of the Gyrth clan has succumbed. Her careless chatter about the Chalice seems to have called up all manner of misfortunes--of which larceny is just the beginning--and the vague, bespectacled Albert Campion doesn't look like he'll be much help against them. But looks can be deceptive."--Back cover
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The tiger in the smoke, a novel
Flowers for the judgeCargo of eaglesThe china governess, a novel of suspenseMore work for the undertakerMystery mileDeath of a ghostThe mind readersTraitor's purse
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controlled identityMarch, Maxwell, 1904-1966

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앨링엄, 마저리 1904-1966

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