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The Crime at Black Dudley

Allingham, Margery (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Crime at Black Dudley
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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. It's the ideal setting for the classic English murder mystery, and bringing it to perfection is the introduction - in a supporting role, for the first and last time - of Albert Campion, the consummate (if compulsively quipping) Gentleman Sleuth. 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. But the savvy reader will be singing hosannas from Campion's first appearance, knowing that it marks the beginning of one of the most intelligent and delightful series in the history of crime fiction. An extremely fine tale of death in an English country house - New York Times
Authors: Allingham, Margery, 1904-1966
Title: The crime at Black Dudley
Publisher: New York : Felony & Mayhem Press, [2008]
Characteristics: 245 p. ;,19 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Margery Allingham
Notes: "A Felony & Mayhem mystery."
"The 1st Albert Campion mystery"--Cover
ISBN: 193339742X
9781933397429
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY ALLINGHAM 2008
Subject Headings: London (England) Fiction Private investigators England Fiction Campion, Albert (Fictitious character) Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Topical Term: Private investigators
Campion, Albert (Fictitious character)
LCCN: 2008046412
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When the guests at an old country house in Suffolk decide to test the sanguineous legend of the Black Dudley dagger, the fatal outcome results in Albert Campion's confrontation with the century's most diabolic criminal mind. First in a series.

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. It's the ideal setting for the classic English murder mystery.

Margery Allingham is a classic, on par with Agatha Christie, if anyone can be on par with Agatha Christie.
But instead of Hercule Poirot, we have Albert Campion as detective.


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