Margery Allingham

Margery Allingham was a skillful, stylish mystery novelist who produced the bulk of her books between the first and second World Wars. Most of her novels feature a quiet, unassuming private detective named Albert Campion, who, it is suggested, may have been born on the wrong side of a very highly-placed blanket. Campion is an appealing character, but his entertainment value pales beside that of his manservant, ex-burglar Magersfontein Lugg.

Note: We found some quotes from the PBS version of Allingham’s Campion stories—behold:

Campion: We may be going to a house where they have real servants. You'll have to behave.
Lugg: I can handle servants.
Campion: Up to and including grievous bodily harm.
Lugg: I've got discretion, me—in both fists.

Campion: This is a gun, and as soon as I've read the instruction leaflet I won't hesitate to use it.

What’s not to love?


Limited. Try your library.

Other Recommendations:
Any of the mysteries by Georgette Heyer

Anything by Josephine Tey

Anything by Dorothy Sayers

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Posted by: Julia


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