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Margery Allingham (1904–1966)

Autor(a) de The Tiger in the Smoke

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About the Author

Margery Allingham, one of England's leading mystery writers, was born on May 20, 1904, in Ealing, a western suburb of London, but grew up in a remote village in Essex. Both of her parents were writers, and Margery carried on that tradition when she sold her first short story as an eight-year-old. mostrar mais At the Regent Street Polytechnic, she continued writing and studied drama and speech. While there, she wrote a verse play, Dido and Aeneas, in which she had a starring role during performances in London. At age 19, Allington published her first novel, Blackkerchief Dick. She wrote another novel, The White Cottage Mystery, before creating her most famous character, Albert Campion, in The Black Dudley Murder (published in England as The Crime at Black Dudley) in 1929. Allington went on to create twenty-eight more Campion mysteries, including several collections. She wrote more than 10 other novels, some under the pseudonym Maxwell March, as well as four novellas and sixty-four short stories. During World War II, Allingham served as First Aid Commandant for her district, organized the billeting and care of evacuees from London, and allowed her house to be turned into a temporary military base for eight officers and two hundred men of the Cameronians. The war greatly deepened Allingham's passion for her country, as evidenced in her later works. Allingham died of cancer on June 30, 1966. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras de Margery Allingham

The Tiger in the Smoke (1952) 1,419 cópias
The Crime at Black Dudley (1929) 1,225 cópias
Mystery Mile (1930) 939 cópias
Sweet Danger (1933) 925 cópias
Polícia no funeral (1931) 883 cópias
Traitor's Purse (1941) 816 cópias
More Work for the Undertaker (1949) 790 cópias
The Gyrth Chalice Mystery (1931) 748 cópias
Coroner's Pidgin (1945) 728 cópias
The Fashion In Shrouds (1938) 723 cópias
Flowers for the Judge (1936) 723 cópias
Death of a Ghost (1934) 717 cópias
Hide My Eyes (1958) 695 cópias
A Governanta de Porcelana (1962) 638 cópias
Morte na Mansão Branca (1937) 635 cópias
The Beckoning Lady (1955) 631 cópias
The Case of the Late Pig (1937) 628 cópias
The Mind Readers (1965) 519 cópias
Black Plumes (1940) 475 cópias
Cargo of Eagles (1968) 451 cópias
The White Cottage Mystery (1927) 402 cópias
Mr. Campion and Others (1939) 371 cópias
Deadly Duo (1949) 324 cópias
No Love Lost (1954) 257 cópias
The Allingham Case-Book (1969) 240 cópias
The Return of Mr. Campion (1989) 205 cópias
The Allingham Minibus (1973) 162 cópias
Crime and Mr. Campion (1937) 160 cópias
Mr. Campion, Criminologist (1937) 89 cópias
The Oaken Heart (1941) 76 cópias
Merry Murder (1994) 39 cópias
Three Cases for Mr. Campion (1941) 37 cópias
Murder Most Merry (2002) 30 cópias
Margery Allingham Box Set 1 (2016) 21 cópias
Best Crime Stories (1990) 19 cópias
Mr. Campion's Lady (1965) 13 cópias
Dance of the Years (1943) 12 cópias
Rogues' Holiday (1935) 12 cópias
The Devil and Her Son (2017) 11 cópias
Safer Than Love (1954) 11 cópias
The Shadow in the House (1936) 5 cópias
Novelas Escogidas (1959) 3 cópias
Room to Let: A radio-play (1999) 3 cópias
Albert Campton 2 cópias
Traitor’s purse 1 exemplar(es)
CRIME NA ALTA RODA 1 exemplar(es)
Bluebeard's Bathtub 1 exemplar(es)
Her Day of Reckoning [short story] (1930) 1 exemplar(es)
Coronor's Pidgin 1 exemplar(es)
Markýz a smrt 1 exemplar(es)
The Widow [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
Evidence in Camera 1 exemplar(es)
Black Plumes [abridged audiobook] (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
Water in a Sieve (1925) 1 exemplar(es)
La mode est au linceul 1 exemplar(es)
Seven detective stories 1 exemplar(es)
Word in Season 1 exemplar(es)
Crime na Alta-Roda Livro 28 (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
The Mind Readers 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

English Country House Murders (1989) — Contribuinte — 489 cópias
The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories (1990) — Contribuinte — 401 cópias
A Treasury of Great Mysteries, Volumes 1-2 (1957) — Contribuinte — 265 cópias
Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries (2015) — Contribuinte — 231 cópias
Crime Stories from the Strand (1991) — Contribuinte — 227 cópias
A Treasury of Great Mysteries, Volume 1 (1957) — Contribuinte — 210 cópias
Crimson Snow: Winter Mysteries (2016) — Contribuinte — 201 cópias
Murder at the Manor: Country House Mysteries (2016) — Contribuinte — 174 cópias
Capital Crimes: London Mysteries (2015) — Contribuinte — 164 cópias
Six Against the Yard (1936) — Contribuinte — 161 cópias
London After Midnight : A Tour of Its Criminal Haunts (1996) — Contribuinte — 136 cópias
The Folio Book of Christmas Crime Stories (2004) — Contribuinte — 117 cópias
Serpents in Eden: Countryside Crimes (2016) — Contribuinte — 111 cópias
A Surprise for Christmas and Other Seasonal Mysteries (2020) — Contribuinte — 108 cópias
Ten Great Mysteries (1959) — Contribuinte — 106 cópias
Murder On Christmas Eve (2017) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias
Murder for Christmas, Vol. 2 (1982) — Contribuinte — 87 cópias
Fifty Best Mysteries (1991) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias
A Treasury of Modern Mysteries, Volume 1 (1973) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias
A Century of British Mystery and Suspense (2000) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
Murder Most Cozy: Mysteries in the Classic Tradition (1993) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
Murder at Christmas (2019) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
Detective Duos (1997) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
Murder at Teatime: Mysteries in the Classic Cozy Tradition (1996) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
65 Great Murder Mysteries (1983) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
Modern Short Story Classics of Suspense (1968) — Autor — 41 cópias
Murder in Midsummer (2019) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
Murder in Midwinter (2020) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
Murder on a Winter's Night (2021) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
Mysterious Pleasures (2003) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
Murder under the Mistletoe and Other Stories (1992) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Famous Stories of Code and Cipher (1965) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
Detective Mysteries Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2019) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries (2019) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Shot in the Dark (1950) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Great Tales of Detection (1936) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Great detective stories (1998) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Ellery Queen's Mystery Mix (1962) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Deadlier: 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women (2017) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Campion: The Complete Series — Autor — 14 cópias
Fifty Masterpieces of Mystery (1937) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Classic Crime Short Stories (2001) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Mehr Morde (1961) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Cream of the Crime (1962) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Campion: Death of a Ghost [1989 TV Episodes] (1989) — Autor — 10 cópias
Great Tales of Crime and Detection (1992) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Dangerous Ladies (1992) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Campion: Look to the Lady [1989 TV Episodes] (1989) — Autor — 8 cópias
The New Windmill Book of Stories from Different Genres (1998) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Detection Medley (1939) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Second Mystery Companion (1944) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Verdens største detektiver II (1995) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Evening Standard Detective Book (1950) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Classic Crime 5 Book Gift Set (1988) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Some Like Them Dead (1960) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Avon Mystery Story Teller (1946) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
For Love or Money (1957) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Campion: Mystery Mile [1990 TV Episodes] (1990) — Autor — 4 cópias
Verdens største detektiver I (1995) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Nelson Doubleday, 1889-1949 (1949) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Vintermysterier (1953) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Best Stories of the Underworld (1941) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Crime Writers' Choice (1964) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
London After Midnight: A Conducted Tour, Part 2 (1996) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Suspense, August 1958 [Vol. 1, No. 1] (1958) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Best Stories from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1944) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
A Magnum of Mysteries (1963) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Great Stories of Detection (1960) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Famous Tales of Suspense: Four Gems by the Masters (1958) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Nye detektivhistorier fra hele verden — Autor, algumas edições2 cópias
Detectiveverhalen 2 (1964) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Murder for Christmas [audio abridgement] (1989) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Argosy (UK) [Vol. IV No. 5, June 1943] — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Einige Morde : Mordgeschichten (1969) — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Mystery and Suspense — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Best Crime Stories 2 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Allingham, Margery Louise
Outros nomes
Allingham, Margery
March, Maxwell
Data de nascimento
1904-05-20
Data de falecimento
1966-06-30
Local de enterro
Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex, England
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
Ealing, London, England
Local de falecimento
Colchester, England
Causa da morte
cancer (breast)
Locais de residência
Essex, England, UK
London, England, UK
Educação
Regent Street Polytechnic, London
Ocupação
crime novelist
Relacionamentos
Youngman Carter, Philip (husband)

Membros

Resenhas

Summary: Mean-spirited pranks against the star actor-dancer in a musical becomes something more when as has-been actresses body is thrown of a bridge in front of the actor at his home.

Have you ever looked into a situation only to sense that if you go further, you will find something that you and others would rather not know? That is the dilemma confronting Campion in the ninth of Allingham’s Campion mysteries.

His friends, “Uncle” William Faraday and Jimmy Sutane, are involved in a musical production of a book written by Uncle William in which Jimmy is the lead actor and dancer. Someone has been performing a series of mean-spirited pranks aimed at Jimmy and they have persuaded Campion to find the culprit.

He joins Faraday and Sutane at a weekend house party interrupted when guests arrive with invitations to a reception Sutane had never planned. His wife and the household staff manage to pull it off, but the butler, disgusted with irregularities like this and the temperamental houseguests who show up, like composer Squire Mercer or the washed up actress Chloe Pye, who wears outfits to show she still has “it.” It’s a bit of a puzzle how Pye made it into the production. One of the more amusing parts of the story is how Lugg fills the role of butler and befriends the Sutane’s daughter.

Things take a more serious turn the night of the impromptu reception. Sutane had been out in his car and as he approaches home a body falls from an overhead bridge right in front of his car and he cannot avoid running over her. The police find him innocent. Pye had already been dead of a medical condition. Campion, who saw both the body and the scene is not so sure that this was an accident. And the more he looks at the case of Chloe Pye, the more he fears discovering truth he does not want to find. He absents himself, pleading other business, leaving Lugg behind.

When more deaths follow, both Inspector Oates and Sutane’s wife, for whom Campion has developed a fondness, want him to return and help figure out what is going on, compelling Campion to pursue the trail of evidence where it leads, as hard as it may be. How will Campion negotiate the path between love, friendship, and uncovering a killer?

In addition to exploring this classic moral dilemma, Allingham portrays a cast of theatre characters in an unflattering light. I wonder if it was just for the story or if Allingham had deeper reservations with the theatre set of her day. Uncle William, the writer (!), seems the only one who truly comes out well here.
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BobonBooks | outras 16 resenhas | May 15, 2024 |
Boring, twee. Couldn’t finish it.
 
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ramrak | outras 20 resenhas | May 13, 2024 |
Campion is less strange than in some of the earlier stories and short story collections. We learn a little bit more about his background and how he's come to be the consulting detective he is.

The ruling grandmother of a traditional family is concerned about her reputation when a wastrel son is found dead in peculiar circumstances.
 
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reading_fox | outras 20 resenhas | May 13, 2024 |
Astonishingly beautiful prose, but not really my thing. I've always meant to read Allingham, as those in crime fiction circles speak very highly of her, and now I see why. Her writing is majestic in its beauty, her characters filled with an admittedly strange and philosophical, but nevertheless palpable inner life, and her sense of irony delightful. I'd be lying if I said I enjoyed the book overly, since it's a kind of British action noir that is not my scene (I've never been into the Hammett/James schools of crime fiction) but one can't deny the richness of the words.… (mais)
 
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therebelprince | outras 48 resenhas | Apr 21, 2024 |

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Obras
135
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Membros
18,399
Popularidade
#1,191
Avaliação
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Resenhas
466
ISBNs
714
Idiomas
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Favorito
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