Category Archives: Margery Allingham

Margery Allingham: No Love Lost

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No Love Lost contains two non-series novellas by Past Offences favourite Margery Allingham. As the title suggests, the two stories are connected by the theme of love, although the damage caused by gossip in small communities is a strong secondary theme. … Continue reading

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Margery Allingham: Coroner’s Pidgin

‘I’m catching my train in fifty minutes and a thousand corpses all in coronets won’t stop me. You – er – you only have the one at the moment, I take it?’ ‘Yus, only the one,’ Lugg agreed absently, adding … Continue reading

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Margery Allingham: The Allingham Case-book

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So I was all set to submit this for the #1947book challenge, when I noticed that rather than Mr Campion’s Casebook (1947), I had been reading The Allingham Case-book (1969). Still, that’s no bad thing if you like her short stories. … Continue reading

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Margery Allingham: Sweet Danger

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That was the beauty of Campion; one never knew where he was going to turn up next – at the Third Levée or swinging from a chandelier.

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Philip Youngman Carter: Tales on the Off-Beat

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‘Pip’ Youngman Carter was the husband of Past Offences favourite Margery Allingham. He was a creative talent in his own right: book designer, journalist, and author (for more on PYC, see Barry Pike’s excellent essay at the Margery Allingham Society website). … Continue reading

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Margery Allingham and Philip Youngman Carter: Cargo of Eagles

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Cargo of Eagles Margery Allingham First published in the UK 1968 by Chatto & Windus This edition Vintage, 2008 ISBN: 9780099513285 223 pages Source: A Christmas present from Sarah, thanks Sarah! Cargo of Eagles was, sadly, Margery Allingham’s final book. After her death, her husband … Continue reading

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Margery Allingham: The China Governess

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The China Governess Margery Allingham First published in the UK, 1963, Chatto & Windus This edition: Penguin Books ISBN: 9780140166194 267 pages Source: The bookshelf ‘I don’t know why one does go out of one’s way to oblige Money. it’s a funny … Continue reading

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Margery Allingham’s Hide My Eyes

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Hide My Eyes Margery Allingham First published in the UK by Chatto and Windus, 1958 This edition: Penguin Books, 1961 224 pages Source: My own This month is 1958 month here at Past Offences. I’m hosting a collection of book … Continue reading

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‘A little ghostly bean.’ Margery Allingham’s The Tiger in the Smoke

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The Tiger in the Smoke Margery Allingham First published in the UK 1952, Chatto & Windus pages Source: Reviewer’s own ‘What is the soul? When I was a child I thought it was a little ghostly bean, kidney-shaped, I don’t know … Continue reading

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‘Sweat, petroleum and khaki…’ Margery Allingham’s The Tiger in the Smoke

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The Tiger in the Smoke Margery Allingham First published in the UK 1952, Chatto & Windus This edition The New Windmill Series, Heinemann, 1962 272 pages Source: Reviewer’s own ‘Do you remember those years, Amanda? They seem quite mad at this distance. Dull, … Continue reading

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