Save 15% on the Margery Allingham set

Margery Allingham

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Our Margery Allingham set includes Traitor's Purse and The Tiger in the Smoke.

Traitor's Purse
With its psychological insight, ingenious plot and overarching mood of suspense, this superb thriller sees Allingham’s beloved gentleman detective, Albert Campion, trapped within a living nightmare. Waking in a dark and empty hospital ward, Campion is beset by two appalling realisations: he has lost all memory of his own identity and his life so far; and he alone must avert an enormous, impending disaster whose nebulous terrors fill him with a sense of urgency. Worse still, low voices coming from just outside his room reveal the recent murder of a policeman, and the certain hanging of the patient responsible for this most heinous of crimes …
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The Tiger in the Smoke
Considered one of the finest thrillers in the English language, this is the gripping story of a ruthless killer and his victims, hunters and allies. While ranking alongside crime classics such as The Franchise Affair and Cover Her Face, The Tiger in the Smoke is also unusual among golden-age mystery novels for its meditations on human imperfection, in particular the notions of madness and evil. ‘The Smoke’ of the title refers to the ineluctable fog that creeps through the dingy alleyways and secluded squares of post-war London. It also alludes to the city itself, a city in which it is but a step from the safety of a brightly lit living room to a world of secret doorways, hidden basements and deadly intrigue. ‘The Tiger’ is Jack Havoc – malevolent and graceful, with a handsome face whose ‘ruin lay in something quite peculiar’. His ghastly charisma is wonderfully evoked by illustrator Finn Campbell-Notman
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Production Details

Save 15% on the Margery Allingham set book
  • Traitor's Purse
  • Bound in paper, printed with a design by James Boswell
  • Set in Utopia with Victoria Titling display
  • 224 pages
  • Frontispiece and 6 colour illustrations by Mark Smith
  • 9" x 5¾"

  • The Tiger in the Smoke
  • Bound in paper
  • Printed with a design by Finn Campbell-Notman
  • Set in Utopia with Victoria Titling display
  • 272 pages
  • Frontispiece and 7 colour illustrations by Finn Campbell-Notman
  • 9" x 5¾"

About the Margery Allingham

Margery Allingham is pre-eminent among the writers who brought the detective story to maturity in the decades between the two world wars. She was born in London in 1904, and her first novel was published when she was seventeen, with her first detective story, The White Cottage Mystery, following in 1928. Her next book, The Crime at Black Dudley (1929), introduced the character who was to become the hallmark of her writing: Albert Campion. She died in 1966.

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