The Crime at Black Dudley
From Library Staff
Private investigator Albert Campion and his man Lugg make a deliciously fun pair in Allingham's classic series.
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.