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Margery Allingham
Aka Maxwell March. Margery Allingham was born in Ealing, London in 1904 to a family of writers. Her father, Herbert John Allingham, was editor of The Christian Globe and The New London Journal, while her mother wrote stories for women's magazines. Margery's aunt, Maud Hughes, also ran a... show more
Aka Maxwell March.

Margery Allingham was born in Ealing, London in 1904 to a family of writers. Her father, Herbert John Allingham, was editor of The Christian Globe and The New London Journal, while her mother wrote stories for women's magazines. Margery's aunt, Maud Hughes, also ran a magazine. Margery earned her first fee at the age of eight, for a story printed in her aunt's magazine.

Soon after Margery's birth, the family left London for Essex. She returned to London in 1920 to attend the Regent Street Polytechnic (now the University of Westminster), and met her future husband, Philip Youngman Carter. They married in 1928. He was he collaborator and designed the cover jackets for many of her books.

Margery's breakthrough came 1929 with the publication of her second novel, The Crime at Black Dudley. The novel introduced Albert Campion, although only as a minor character. After pressure from her American publishers, Margery brought Campion back for Mystery Mile and continued to use Campion as a character throughout her career.

After a battle with breast cancer, Margery died in 1966. Her husband finished her last novel, A Cargo of Eagles at her request, and published it in 1968.
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Birth date: 1904-5-20
Died: 1930-06-30
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 10 months ago
I started the new year with a minor Allingham binge and, having now read a fair number of her Campion mysteries (12, i.e. 2/3 of the 18 novels that she herself completed), I think I can safely say that while I won't ever like this series as much as I do those of Christie, Sayers, and Marsh, when All...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 11 months ago
Turns out I already knew five of the ten stories in this anthology: Ellis Peters's The Trinity Cat Julian Symons's The Santa Claus Club Ian Rankin's No Sanity Clause G.K. Chesterton's The Dagger With Wings and Marjorie Bowen's Cambric Tea. So I skipped those (though I do really like the storie...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 1 year ago
Well, I suppose that's what I get for not checking a book's online blurbs before reading it. I downoladed this book purely because it was available on Audible and it was one of Allingham's Campion books that I hadn't read yet. Turns out its plot chiefly rests on not one but two mystery tropes I do...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 1 year ago
My Square Markers and "Virgin" Bingo Card: "Virgin" card posted for ease of tracking and comparison. Black Kitty:Read but not called Black Vignette:Called but not read Black Kitty in Black Vignette:Read and Called Black Kitty Center Square: Read = Called Current Status of Sprea...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it 1 year ago
George Abbershaw is part of a group of young people, who have been invited to a house party at the remote Black Dudley mansion. During a vivid dinner conversation, the group decides to play a game, which leads to the demice of someone. But this death isn´t the only thing that is wrong at Black Dudle...
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