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More Work for the Undertaker written by Margery Allingham performed by David Thorpe on MP3 CD (Unabridged)

More Work for the Undertaker written by Margery Allingham performed by David Thorpe on MP3 CD (Unabridged)£19.99

An Albert Campion mystery. In a masterpiece of storytelling, Margery Allingham sends her elegant and engaging detective Albert Campion into the eccentric Palinode household, where there have been two suspicious deaths. And if poisoning were not enough, there are also anonymous letters, sudden violence and a vanishing coffin. Meanwhile the Palinodes go about their nocturnal business and Campion dices...

Blackkerchief Dick written by Margery Allingham performed by William Gaminara on Audio CD (Unabridged)

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Blackkerchief Dick written by Margery Allingham performed by William Gaminara on Audio CD (Unabridged)
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ISBN:  9781799736196
Genre - Main:  Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Mystery
Duration:  416 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Margery Allingham
Narrator 1:  William Gaminara
Rarity:  Rare

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A historical novel about smugglers set on Mersea Island in the 17th century inspired by a series of seances held by the Allingham family while on holiday on Mersea. Margery Allingham was born in Ealing, London, in 1904, to a family immersed in literature. Her first novel, Blackkerchief Dick, was published in 1923, when she was 19. Her first work of detective fiction was a serialized story published by the Daily Express in 1927.

Entitled The White Cottage Mystery, it contained atypical themes for a woman writer of the era. Her breakthrough occurred in 1929 with the publication of The Crime at Black Dudley.

This introduced Albert Campion, albeit originally as a minor character. He returned in Mystery Mile, thanks in part to pressure from her American publishers, much taken with the character.

Campion proved so successful that Allingham made him the centrepiece of another 17 novels and over 20 short stories, continuing into the 1960s.

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