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)

How The Queens of Crime Revolutionized The Golden Age of Detective Fiction

Introduction The Golden Age of Detective Fiction, which refers to the period between the two World Wars, witnessed the emergence of several women writers who made significant contributions to the mystery genre. These women writers challenged the male-dominated landscape of detective fiction, and their works continue to inspire readers and writers today. This essay aims to explore the best women mystery writers of the Golden … Continue reading How The Queens of Crime Revolutionized The Golden Age of Detective Fiction

Book Review: Six Against the Yard by The Detection Club (1936)

Six Against the Yard is another collaborative mystery novel written by members of the Detection Club, a group of British crime writers that included Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and G.K. Chesterton, among others. First published in 1936, the novel is unique in that it features six separate stories, each written by a different author, all centered around the idea of a group of criminals … Continue reading Book Review: Six Against the Yard by The Detection Club (1936)