The Crime at Black Dudley (Albert Campion) (Paperback)

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George Abbershaw is set for a social weekend at Black Dudley manor, hosted by Wyatt Petrie and his elderly uncle Colonel Combe, who enjoys the company of Bright Young Things. With Meggie Oliphant in attendance, George looks forward to the chance of getting closer to the girl he's set his heart on. But when murder spoils the party, the group soon find out that not only is there a killer in their midst, but the house is also under the control of notorious criminals. Trapped and at their mercy, George must find a way to thwart their diabolical plans while getting himself and Meggie out alive.

Luckily for Abbershaw, among the guests is Albert Campion--a garrulous and affable party-crasher with a great knack for solving mysteries and interrogating suspects.

The Crime at Black Dudley, first published in 1929, is the first novel to introduce Margery Allingham's amiable and much loved sleuth--Albert Campion.

About the Author

Margery Allingham is ranked among the most distinguished and beloved detective fiction writers of the Golden Age alongside Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Ngaio Marsh. Allingham is J.K. Rowling's favorite Golden Age author and Agatha Christie said of Allingham that out of all the detective stories she remembers, Margery Allingham"'stands out like a shining light."

Praise For…

"To Albert Campion has fallen the honor of being the first detective to feature in a story which is also by any standard a distinguished novel." - Observer

"Margery Allingham is notable for the energy and inventiveness of her writing." - P. D. James

"Margery Allingham stands out like a shining light." - Agatha Christie

Product Details
ISBN: 9781448216666
ISBN-10: 1448216664
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2018
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Albert Campion