Category Archives: Margery Allingham

TALES ON THE OFF-BEAT by Youngman Carter

Philip ‘Pip’ Youngman Carter was an illustrator, writer and also the husband of famed queen of crime, Margery Allingham. After her death he completed the Campion novel she had started, Cargo of Eagles (1968), and then went on to write … Continue reading

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THE GOLDEN AGE OF MURDER – guest post by Martin Edwards

Martin Edwards is a pretty amazing fellow. Not only a solicitor and a fine and prolific mystery author, he is also the consulting editor for the bestselling range of vintage mystery reprints currently being undertaken by the British Library (and … Continue reading

Posted in Agatha Christie, Nicholas Blake, John Dickson Carr, Carter Dickson, Philip MacDonald, Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Innes, Edgar Wallace, TH White, Margery Allingham, Martin Edwards, Ngaio Marsh, England, Selwyn Jepson, Gladys Mitchell, Patricia Wentworth | 25 Comments


Curtis Evans, he of The Passing Tramp blog and the Masters of the Humdrum Mystery book, has edited the new anthology, Mysteries Unlocked – Essays in Honor of Douglas G. Greene. It’s a celebration of the work of the founder of Crippen & … Continue reading

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I first got hooked on the world of Margery Allingham and her crime-solving adventurer Albert Campion by proxy, through the scripts written by Alan Plater for the criminally underrated Campion TV series starring Peter Davison. I mention this because what we … Continue reading

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2013 Vintage Mystery Challenge – completed

The indefatigable and always welcoming Bev of My Reader’s Block regularly corrals us mystery buffs with her Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge, which focuses on mystery fiction published pre-1960 to be eligible for inclusion. I’ve had a great time this year with … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 Vintage Mystery Challenge, Albert Campion, Boileau-Narcejac, Edgar Wallace, Elisabeth Sanxay Holding, George Axelrod, Georges Simenon, James M. Cain, Maigret, Margaret Scherf, Margery Allingham, Michael Gilbert, Nero Wolfe, Philo Vance, Rex Stout, Richard Matheson, Sherwood King, SS Van Dine, Stanley Ellin, Wade Miller, Whit Masterson, World War II | 26 Comments

Mr Campion Returns

Some great news reaches us from those very nice people at Ostara Publishing. In the year which sees the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Margery Allingham Society, Ostara is to publish new editions of the two novels to feature … Continue reading

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THE CASE OF THE LATE PIG (1937) by Margery Allingham

This is Margery Allingham’s shortest Albert Campion novel (my Penguin TV tie-in edition, featured on the right, runs to 138 pages) but it certainly packs in plenty of incident with the sleuth battling problems on the domestic and romantic front … Continue reading

Posted in Scene of the crime, Friday's Forgotten Book, Margery Allingham, Albert Campion, 2013 Vintage Mystery Challenge, 2013 Book to Movie Challenge, East Anglia | 38 Comments