Agatha Christie called her 'a shining light'. Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of the classic murder mystery?
Margery Allingham was a prolific writer who sold her first story at age eight and published her first novel before turning 20. Allingham went on to become one of the preeminent writers who helped bring the detective story to maturity in the 1920s and 1930s.
"Don't start reading these books unless you are confident that you can handle addiction" Independent "The real queen of crime" Guardian "Margery Allingham has worked her way up to a worthy place among the tiny hierarchy of front-rankers in the detective world" Tatler "Spending an evening with Campion is one of life's pure pleasures" Saturday Review "Miss Allingham's strength lies in the power of her characterization" New York Times