Book Review: The Crime at Black Dudley by Margery Allingham (1929)

Margery Allingham (1904-1966) was an English crime writer known for her detective fiction featuring her character Albert Campion. She was born in London and began writing at a young age, publishing her first novel at the age of 19. Allingham wrote over 20 novels and numerous short stories throughout her career, with her most famous works featuring the gentleman detective Albert Campion, who first appeared … Continue reading Book Review: The Crime at Black Dudley by Margery Allingham (1929)

Stacking the Shelves (4)

Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga‚Äôs Reviews and Reading Reality all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts, eBooks, and audiobooks. The Crime at Black Dudley by Margery Allingham (Albert Campion, 1) … Continue reading Stacking the Shelves (4)

Book Review: The Tiger in the Smoke by Margery Allingham (1952)

When beautiful war widow Meg Elginbrodde is on the eve of her wedding to Geoffrey Levitt, she receives threatening and disturbing photographs. They supposedly depict her husband, Martin Elginbrodde, who died during World War II. The mysterious sender threatens to make it known that she intends to commit bigamy if she goes through with her impending second marriage. Confused and skeptical about the situation, she … Continue reading Book Review: The Tiger in the Smoke by Margery Allingham (1952)

The Gentleman Detective: An Introduction

The Golden Age of detective fiction is typically considered to be the period between the two World Wars, from roughly the 1920s to the 1940s. During this time, the genre of detective fiction became extremely popular, and many of the most famous and enduring detective stories were written. One of the key figures in this period was the “gentleman detective,” a character who was typically … Continue reading The Gentleman Detective: An Introduction

Albert Campion’s Impact on the Mystery Genre

Albert Campion, the fictional detective created by Margery Allingham, is one of the most enduring characters in the mystery genre. Over the years, Campion has had a significant impact on the development and evolution of the genre, influencing many other writers and sleuths. In this essay, I will explore Campion’s impact on the mystery genre. One of Campion’s most significant contributions to the mystery genre … Continue reading Albert Campion’s Impact on the Mystery Genre