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The China Governess

Margery Allingham


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PUBLISHED: 6th December 2007
ISBN: 9780099506119
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In addition, his own illustrious adopted family has a sinister secret of its own - involving a murderous nineteenth-century governess - that must also be brought to light by Campion's investigations.As urbane as Lord Wimsey...as ingenious as Poirot... Meet one of crime fiction's Great Detectives, Mr Albert Campion.
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  • Paperback
    $23.94
PUBLISHED: 6th December 2007
ISBN: 9780099506119
ANNOTATION:
In addition, his own illustrious adopted family has a sinister secret of its own - involving a murderous nineteenth-century governess - that must also be brought to light by Campion's investigations.As urbane as Lord Wimsey...as ingenious as Poirot... Meet one of crime fiction's Great Detectives, Mr Albert Campion.

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In addition, his own illustrious adopted family has a sinister secret of its own - involving a murderous nineteenth-century governess - that must also be brought to light by Campion's investigations.As urbane as Lord Wimsey...as ingenious as Poirot... Meet one of crime fiction's Great Detectives, Mr Albert Campion.

Publisher Description

A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY

Agatha Christie called her 'a shining light'. Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of the classic murder mystery?

Timothy Kinnit needs the help of private detective Albert Campion. Kinnit is rich, handsome and successful, but his past is a mystery to him and he needs Campion to find out how it connects him to the notorious Turk Street Mile slum. In addition, his own illustrious adopted family has a sinister secret of its own - involving a murderous nineteenth-century governess - that must also be brought to light by Campion's investigations.

As urbane as Lord Wimsey...as ingenious as Poirot... Meet one of crime fiction's Great Detectives, Mr Albert Campion.

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A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY Agatha Christie called her 'e~a shining light'e(tm). Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of the classic murder mystery? Timothy Kinnit needs the help of private detective Albert Campion. He is rich, handsome and successful but his past is a mystery to him and he needs Campion to find out how it connects him to the notorious Turk Street Mile slum. In addition, his own illustrious adopted family has a sinister secret of his own - involving a murderous nineteenth-century governess - that must also be brought to life by Campion's investigations. As urbane as Lord Wimsey'e

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MORE VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERIES MARGERY ALLINGHAM Mystery Mile Police at the Funeral Sweet Danger Flowers for the Judge The Case of the Late Pig The Fashion in Shrouds Traitor's Purse Coroner's Pidgin More Work for the Undertaker The Tiger in the Smoke The Beckoning Lady Hide My Eyes The China Governess The Mind Readers Cargo of Eagles E. F. BENSON The Blotting Book The Luck of the Vails NICHOLAS BLAKE A Question of Proof Thou Shell of Death There's Trouble Brewing The Beast Must Die The Smiler With the Knife Malice in Wonderland The Case of the Abominable Snowman Minute for Murder Head of a Traveller The Dreadful Hollow The Whisper in the Gloom End of Chapter The Widow's Cruise The Worm of Death The Sad Variety The Morning After Death EDMUND CRISPIN Buried for Pleasure The Case of the Gilded Fly Holy Disorders Love Lies Bleeding The Moving Toyshop Swan Song A. A. MILNE The Red House Mystery GLADYS MITCHELL Speedy Death The Mystery of a Butcher's Shop The Longer Bodies The Saltmarsh Murders Death and the Opera The Devil at Saxon Wall Dead Men's Morris Come Away, Death St Peter's Finger Brazen Tongue Hangman's Curfew When Last I Died Laurels Are Poison Here Comes a Chopper Death and the Maiden Tom Brown's Body Groaning Spinney The Devil's Elbow The Echoing Strangers Watson's Choice The Twenty-Third Man Spotted Hemlock My Bones Will Keep Three Quick and Five Dead Dance to Your Daddy A Hearse on May-Day Late, Late in the Evening Fault in the Structure Nest of Vipers

Author Biography

Margery Allingham was born in London in 1904. She sold her first story at age 8 and published her first novel before turning 20. She married the artist, journalist and editor Philip Youngman Carter in 1927. In 1928 Allingham published her first detective story, The White Cottage Mystery, and the following year, in The Crime at Black Dudley, she introduced the detective who was to become the hallmark of her sophisticated crime novels and murder mysteries - Albert Campion. Famous for her London thrillers, such as Hide My Eyes and The Tiger in the Smoke, Margery Allingham has been compared to Dickens in her evocation of the city's shady underworld. Acclaimed by crime novelists such as P.D. James, Allingham is counted alongside Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie and Gladys Mitchell as a pre-eminent Golden Age crime writer. Margery Allingham died in 1966.

Review

"Miss Allingham is one of the few writers who can deal with art. Bothher passions and her patterns are beautiful, accurate and serene" Daily Telegraph "Margery Allingham has worked her way up to a worthy place among the tiny hierarchy of front-rankers in the detective world" Tatler

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'Allingham has that rare gift in a novelist, the creation of characters so rich and so real that they stay with the reader forever' Sara Paretsky

Review Text

"Margery Allingham has worked her way up to a worthy place among the tiny hierarchy of front-rankers in the detective world"

Promotional "Headline"

Agatha Christie called her 'a shining light'. Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of the classic murder mystery?

Product Details

Author
Margery Allingham
Pages
256
Year
2007
ISBN-10
0099506114
ISBN-13
9780099506119
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2007-12-06
Subtitle
A Mystery
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Short Title
The China Governess
Audience
General/Trade
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