The Sunday Times/Peters Fraser & Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Prize 2016
Authors
jean g goodhind katja ivar shaun usher june sarpong mbe dame fiona reynolds jack lowe amari koryang magdalena duke heidi perks peter jukes hannah witton stephen mcgann miriam gonzález durántez rob atkinson ceylan scott sian williams john sutherland anthony warner claire askew sara collins natasha bush tom rhys williams nicolas pelham shelby tucker torvill and dean colin taylor rupert shortt robert sellers robbie savage katy salter hattie rhodes ami rao punch tommy penton jo pavey david papineau chris paling declan murphy beezy marsh rhodri marsden kellie maloney hayley long rob jovanovic james hogg johnny herbert tony hannan jonathan gornall lizzie lane caroline fleming jon dunn bruce dessau kimberley chambers leland carlson whitney brown alex brown kevin brennan brian blessed tom blass iain ballantyne kenny macaskill eleonora blackwood lisa lueddecke jing-jing lee rachel sargeant carolyn t. hughes ruby wax marsha rowe sarah goodwin sue lloyd-roberts jessica fellowes onjali q. rauf emma mcquiston lisa thompson simon booker alan friedman cate haste mark thompson michael elias lee robinson eugen o. chirovici jacob rees-mogg, mp joeli brearly paul gambaccini vm strain charles eugster gabrielle fernie lindsay moakes neil woods peter higgins tamsin jolly tony wheeler juliana moura jonathan cranston lydia ripper victoria stevens josh martin max mosley mavis cheek rebecca welshman tracy kuhn samantha cleasby casey bourne tony juniper louise johncox david linley tom wilkinson jamie bartlett ed burstell jacqueline yallop sir sherard cowper-coles david blakeley graham masterton janice hadlow martin dorey annie gray jesse norman anthony storr alan clark mel southerden susan greenfield tim hayward gus casely-hayford alex salmond helen lederer beth underdown alex scarlett helen donohoe david young james macmanus niki rein n.d. gomes sam norman ross welford deana puccio and allison havey abigail marsh ann hayton john samuel steve peters lisa eldridge deeyah khan lisa carey gabriel packard elizabeth peyton-jones catherine barter elizabeth day alun withey e r black barney campbell rebecca thornton clare penate j sheekey cook book steve heaney, mc emily elgar ayisha malik james bannon christopher bland caroline lea mark vanhoenacker elizabeth fullerton jason morgan s.e moorhead jeremy hackett kate sundara jem lester kathryn alton janet todd john bromley-davenport natasha garnett nikki owen sarah vincent kate bevan helen rappaport gill wyness barney norris vanessa manko richard maher adam white catherine chanter edward young jake and victor maymudes spela strukelj michael halperin daniel stevens gilly macmillan selina mills gaylene gould beryl kingston maxine clark revd richard coles buffalo pictures (doc martin) david francis dr. elizabeth foyster bryony gordon iman verjee xenobe purvis j. kent messum robert elms poppy campbell cecilia ekbäck matthew specktor john gordon sinclair brian cathcart the gentle author professor simon schama georgie thompson paula weideger michael waterhouse daisy goodwin paul conroy peter hain michael winner neal street productions aoife walsh kishwar desai maria anderson phil hardy amanda prowse sheena byrom hanna jameson carnival films (downton abbey) michael heppell harriet sergeant sir alistair horne peter sissons silvena rowe richard foreman patricia leroy professor sir peter hall richard charlton kaushy patel glenn haybittle lorraine gamman mark pearson ebony mckenna mary quant jonathan zittrain samantha scott-jeffries derry moore niall williams david loyn wade davis karen dolby mike dowling sean ryan mark dawson lucy lord maria eitel harry benson phil campion jeanette winterson mark rice-oxley john lahutsky peter moore silver river productions helen slavin william sitwell joan smith norman stone john sweeney laura santtini james palumbo allison pearson k.a.s quinn sarah raven john rendall geoffrey robertson robert sackville-west roger scruton jill shaw ruddock james shepherd-barron sandy nairne patrick tilley lieutenant general sir barney white-spunner deborah mattinson simon kelner shireen jilla karl miller chris patten christine webber sir tim rice professor lord skidelsky simon king professor david mclellan russell miller nicholas mosley philip norman sunny jacobs and peter pringle angela huth tony lewis fiona maccarthy christopher martin-jenkins douglas hurd hammer films professor henry kamen harriet harvey-wood michael heseltine peter florence lynda gratton philip hook sandra howard tony fitzjohn max hastings denis healey ilana fox general sir david fraser david gentleman ffion hague william hague dr christopher duffy david faber professor m.r.d. foot louise bagshawe professor christopher bellamy alex chance terry coleman roland vernon e b peirse mark diacono charlie ellingworth neal ascherson paddy ashdown david davies leander deeny maureen lindley xanthe clay matthew d’ancona francis cottam marianne curley hugh cornwell paul burke jonathan franklin jackie clune brian moynahan george obama pauline prescott glyn prysor alec russell nick weston evgenia citkowitz lord (sebastian) coe adrian fort emma calder caroline charles pattie boyd rosie boycott jimmy burns patrick bishop bear grylls alan philps marius brill sarah winman kay burley peter bowles
Speakers
Broadcasters
shaun usher jack lowe amari koryang caroline fleming iain ballantyne ruby wax jessica fellowes emma mcquiston matthew lorenzo hannah critchlow simone bienne tom wilkinson tony juniper david linley lorraine candy steven lamb jamie bartlett ed burstell sir sherard cowper-coles martin dorey twiggy lawson ronnie murray dr ayan panja mel southerden myriam francois valentine warner carla buzasi janet reibstein stuart tootal susie orbach tim hayward susan greenfield harry cliff tim atkin gus casely-hayford oliver cox deana puccio and allison havey lisa eldridge steve peters alun withey helen rappaport revd richard coles jeanette winterson phil campion peter moore william sitwell allison pearson john rendall sandra howard philip hook max hastings paddy ashdown mark diacono jackie clune nick weston kay burley
Journalists
tom blass iain ballantyne sue lloyd-roberts jessica fellowes lorraine candy emma wilson newby hands rebecca howard antonia quirke lucy wadham sebastian gibson zoe lewis stacey duguid tim atkin paula weideger professor simon schama mark diacono jackie clune
Estates
sue lloyd-roberts georgina howell michael innes john creasey h. m. tomlinson george bellairs gabriel fielding josephine johnson anthony masters eric ambler denis mackail mazo de la roche georges simenon r.c. hutchinson john b. sanford lettice cooper leonard gribble alistair mair raymond postgate jean saunders dennis wheatley v. s. pritchett jane aiken hodge clifford bax margery allingham phyllis bentley edmund crispin marcel boulestin nicolas freeling ann bridge martin armstrong kenneth allsop clement freud nora barlow w. bridges adams robin jenkins hammond innes hilaire belloc ivy compton-burnett e. m. forster margaret irwin margery sharp marie vassiltchikov edith sitwell mervyn peake eric linklater monica dickens evelyn prentis rebecca west frank o’connor gavin lyall arthur koestler h. r. f. keating c. s. forester bernice rubens c. day lewis/nicholas blake colin clark catherine storr
Books
knife the diy cook food diy a taste to die for – a honey driver mystery #2 walking with ghosts – a honey driver mystery #3 death of a diva – a honey driver mystery #9 something in the blood – honey driver mystery #1 deadly lampshades – a honey driver mystery #5 the ghost of christmas past – a honey driver mystery #8 killing jane austen – honey driver mystery #4 blood and broomsticks honey driver mystery #10 war orphans home sweet home: (sweet sisters #3) war baby: (sweet sisters #2) a christmas wish the soldier’s valentine home for christmas wartime brides coronation wives a wartime wife a wartime family wartime sweethearts: (sweet sisters #1) more letters of note: correspondence deserving of a wider audience lists of note: inventories deserving of a wider audience letters of note: correspondence deserving of a wider audience this mum runs ariadnis the fight for beauty: our path to a better future nature watch what’s really happening to our planet? the lockerbie bombing: the search for justice caught in the revolution my husband’s wife (no greater courage) the goldfish boy good good food: recipes to help you look, feel and live well a teen’s guide to modern manners good cop, bad war the trials of the king of hampshire: madness, secrecy and betrayal in georgian england in the month of the midnight sun the people’s gardener the secret of orchard cottage the great village show the great christmas knit off ice creams at carrington’s me and mr carrington: a short story (carrington’s) christmas at carrington’s untold: the daniel morgan murder frankly kellie doctor turner’s casebook dairy-free delicious dull men of great britain: celebrating the ordinary philosophical devices: proofs, probabilities, possibilities, and sets thinking about consciousness tainted love the wronged payback the trap the schemer the victim eggs or anarchy: the remarkable story of the man tasked with the impossible: to feed a nation at war the traitor the feud the betrayer born evil billie jo the ring of truth: the wisdom of wagner’s ring of the nibelung the 100-year life: living and working in an age of longevity the life of a scilly sergeant cupcakes at carrington’s artrage!: the story of the britart revolution made in spain a year at otter farm moles (the british natural history collection) the new kitchen garden: how to grow some of what you eat no matter where you live in it together: the inside story of the coalition government the killing files sophie someone being a girl downside up what’s up with jody barton? lottie biggs is not mad lottie biggs is not desperate lottie biggs is not tragic vinyl demand the book of mirrors midnight in berlin lawyer for the cat rise scarlet widow the 5th witch buried the china governess cargo of eagles the going and the rise the terror trap thunder in europe the mark of the crescent death round the corner first came a murder redhead death in high provence the night they killed joss varran death in desolation intruder in the dark death of a shadow death in the wasteland death in the fearful night toll the bell for murder bones in the wilderness murder makes mistakes death sends for the doctor the case of the demented spiv corpses in enderby the case of the famished parson holy lands: reviving pluralism in the middle east the beckoning lady the tiger in the smoke more work for the undertaker the case of the late pig traitor’s purse black plumes the fashion in shrouds dancers in mourning flowers for the judge death of a ghost look to the lady here lies judgment on deltchev the schirmer inheritance the night-comers the intercom conspiracy the levanter doctor frigo send no more roses the care of time mad frank and sons dreamstreets: a journey through britain’s village utopias marlford obedience magpies, squirrels and thieves: how the victorians collected the world kissing alice microwave man: a new superhero for the rogue male slouching towards blubberhouses: (a right grand) tour de yorkshireness being eddie waring: the life and times of a sporting icon on behalf of the committee: a history of northern comedy client service burma: the curse of independence the last banana among insurgents: walking through burma benedict xvi god’s advocates rowan williams: an introduction rowan’s rule christianophobia god is no thing our life on ice james robertson justice: what’s the bleeding-time? hello, darlings! little ern i’ll tell you what… absolute pandemonium: my louder than life story britain’s mammals britain’s sea mammals the bluffer’s guide to stand-up comedy beyond a joke the camper van cookbook: life on 4 wheels, cooking on 2 rings the camper van coast: cooking, eating, living the life the camper van bible: live, eat, sleep (repeat) maigret sets a trap: tv tie-in (inspector maigret) naked shore the deadly trade strike from the sea killing the bismarck: destroying the pride of hitler’s fleet hunter killers: the dramatic untold story of the royal navy’s most secret service dark resurrection – a colony novel the death miser the colony the terror trap judgement on deltchev ability to kill the tiger in the smoke the light of day burning angels – ghost flight 2 your life – train for it fools, frauds and firebrands the christmas cafe at home with umami mad girl boom: the life of viscount trenchard, father of the royal air force who will catch us as we call imogen’s baby: a short story (no greater love) another love the painted ocean five rivers met on a wooded plain the glittering art of falling apart paul mccartney fuel for life: achieve maximum health with amazing dairy, wheat and sugar-free recipes and my ultimate 8-week eating plan juiceman a mindfulness guide for the frazzled what goes around: a london cycle courier’s story the war on women without trace (the morgan vine investigations) build a business from your kitchen table shape up your business the wit and wisdom of downton abbey downton abbey – a celebration motown: the sound of young america time travelling with a hamster the united states of us the exclusives this is dali this is pollock this is matisse this is warhol the perfect girl what she knew (us burnt paper sky) when the sky fell apart wolf winter paperback cook yourself young prashad at home: everyday indian cooking from our vegetarian kitchen x platoon the wit and wisdom of downton abbey downton abbey: a celebration the angel blood and roses blood moon rising in cold blood blood sisters the liberty colouring book my way: berlusconi in his own words enough said the last conquistador the face of britain – the nation through its portraits a woman in arabia: the writings of the queen of the desert lawyer for the dog the well (paperback) sofia khan is not obliged fight for a throne. the jacoobite ’45 reconsidered hubris: the tragedy of war in the twentieth century elizabeth ii love the gap of time mind change: how digital technologies are leaving their mark on our brains shtum 438 days stasi child what i tell you in the dark the tiger in the smoke peking picnic four sisters: the lost lives of the romanov grand duchesses black sea: coasts and conquests: from pericles to putin holy disorders love lies bleeding the moving toyshop amenable women yesterday’s houses patrick parker’s progress the secret war the sex life of my aunt mrs fytton’s country life three men on a plane getting back brahms sleeping beauties janice gentle gets sexy dog days parlour games pause between acts at liberty: from rehab to the front row max mosley: the autobiography subject 375 the lovers of pound hill truth to tell they used dark forces the cruel victory the winding stair watch the wall, my darling the dream shall never die: 100 days that changed scotland forever mission survival 8: lair of the leopard facepaint no greater love – box set a christmas wish: a short story something quite beautiful: a short story the game: a short story ten pound ticket: a short story perfect daughter christmas for one fathomless riches: or how i went from pop to pulpit the happy hoofer not quite nice too close to home a year of marvellous ways the disinherited the dark net losing it a mother’s story mission survival 7: rage of the rhino husk the news from waterloo rain the pope of good promise the cooler king the governess what nature does for britain what has nature ever done for us? the essential keynes of living valour to bodies gone: the theatre of peter gill bricks and mortals the weather experiment a girl called summer big phil campion’s real world sas survival guide the reckoning: how the killing of one man changed the fate of the promised land downton abbey: series 3 scripts the downton abbey rules for household staff a year in the life of downton abbey history of the rain the old vic: the story of a great theatre from kean to olivier to spacey burnt paper sky the well paradise city the strangest family a life shaped by cakes: the memoir of the baker’s daughter the baker’s daughter in the country the lazarus prophecy under a canvas sky: living outside gormenghast will you remember me? a little love operation mayhem tell the girl blood whispers ashes in the wind running with the firm the great cat massacre: the history of britain in 100 mistakes the amtrak wars: iron master first family cloud warrior fade out the story of the jews: when words fail the wrong knickers another side of bob dylan the diary of samuel pepys: volume ii: 1663 – 1666 the diary of samuel pepys: volume i: 1660-1663 girl least likely to look after me the good news about booze beauty the mask of dimitrios uncommon danger cause for alarm journey into fear epitaph for a spy the invention of exile the grand banks cafe taken for dead arctic summer a room with a view where angels fear to tread howards end the longest journey maurice a passage to india the summoning the colony the fire fighter slapton sands a shadow on the sun hamer’s war the resident brodmaw bay memory of trees the satanist to the devil a daughter the forbidden territory the devil rides out space has no frontier breakfast at sotheby’s clover’s child what have i done? doc martin: mistletoe and whine behind the scenes at downton abbey broken hidden good cities, better lives in between dreams sunshine state lost boys dead ahead girl seven gormenghast the weather experiment risen people – still the lion, the unicorn and me bats fly up for inspector ghote the saint-fiacre affaire moon on a rainbow shawl four sisters wild flowers edmund burke sarah raven’s complete christmas 2121: a tale from the next century the story of the jews: finding the words something you are the chronicles of downton abbey uncle bill the ripening time yesterday was summer the devil’s minister the illustrated gormenghast trilogy grimm’s household tales an only child and my father’s son my oedipus complex and other stories greenery street the story of j.m.b. another part of the wood uncle target the manner of men: 9 para’s heroic d-day mission venus with pistol the conduct of major maxim shooting script leningrad: siege and symphony the crocus list judas country the most dangerous game all honourable men blame the dead the secret servant churchill’s black dog feet of clay music and the mind doc martin: practice makes perfect maverick one: the true story of a para, pathfinder, renegade a five year sentence nine lives i, dreyfus madame sousatzka killing range: left for dead, back for revenge my week with marilyn aces high: the war in the air over the western front 1914-18 bloodstock and other stories the bride royal flush knock four times still she wished for company the present and the past two worlds and their ways dolores a heritage and its history elders and betters a family and a fortune parents and children men and wives the mighty and their fall judas flowering strangers in company wide is the water a terrible freedom juan in china a man over forty the goose girl and other stories the impregnable woman the dark of summer the pirates in the deep green sea a spell for old bones the dog it was that died the soft detective horror stories to tell in the dark ghost blades dead man at the door nightmare in new york cries of terror vampire stories to tell in the dark ghost stories to tell in the dark confessional murder is a long time coming scary tales to tell in the dark the happy prisoner the fancy the horses of follyfoot dora at follyfoot follyfoot one pair of feet love and money the adventures of tom leigh a modern tragedy crescendo noble in reason take courage ring in the new a man of his time the rise of henry morcar inheritance the if game polly and the wolf again return to the baltic the haunted house the romantic adventures of mr. darby and of sarah his wife the stepson the sleeping fury sir pompey and madame juno adrian glynde hard travellin’ in the country black bethlehem gunpowder, treason and plot snow and roses national provincial the new house with this ring a different kind of love the bannister girls constable colgan’s connectoscope evil machines news from gardenia how to have an almost perfect marriage a box of birds fourpenny flyer off the rails octavia’s war octavia gates of paradise burial rook: snowman rook & tooth and claw community forest ghost garden of evil the red hotel the house at world’s end singing waters the episode at toledo a place to stand a lighthearted quest illyrian spring deathline first night polonaise a death in two parts leading lady rebel heiress war dog: a heartwarming story about an abandoned puppy and the world war ii pilot who saved him the fortune hunter extreme food a survival guide for life the weather experiment under the wire world war two: a short history wolf winter the sea of innocence francis: pope of good promise subject 375 catastrophe: europe goes to war 1914 the pursued payment deferred plain murder double-barrel a long silence the king of the rainy country criminal conversation beware of the trains frequent hearses the glimpses of the moon fen country swan song buried for pleasure holy disorders love lies bleeding the case of the gilded fly the white cottage mystery mystery mile traitor’s purse the fashion in shrouds coroner’s pidgin the mind readers police at the funeral sweet danger the tiger in the smoke disraeli: or, the two lives poet’s pub the wind on the moon one pair of hands girl least likely to: 30 years of fashion, fasting & fleet street thou shell of death sane new world: taming the mind there’s trouble brewing the beast must die a question of proof wreckers must breathe the lonely skier campbell’s kingdom the wreck of the mary deare red light broken angels white bones bait american dream machine a girl like you edwardian requiem vanity the fabulous baker brothers: glorious british grub zero six bravo downtown abbey: series 2 scripts downton abbey: series 1 scripts ambition sweet alternative pomegranates and roses: my persian family recipes download running my life poppy day mullahs without mercy pies glorious pies j sheekey cook book the life and times of call the midwife: the official companion to series one and two prashad cookbook: indian vegetarian cooking everybody’s hacked off: why we don’t have the press we deserve and what to do about it wings: one hundred years of british aerial warfare war memorial the chronicles of downton abbey a brilliant little operation: the cockleshell heroes and the most courageous raid of ww2 the chimp paradox seventy times seven blood and feathers nancy: the story of lady astor the edge: how the best get better among the hoods: my years with a teenage gang desert fire the daylight gate the aurum film encyclopedia: horror the aurum film encyclopaedia: science fiction gangsters utopian pessimist: the life and thought of simone weil karl marx: the legacy marxism: essential writings engels marx marx before marxism marxism and religion karl marx: a biography my last duchess bunny: the real story of playboy nothing less than victory: the oral history of d-day the house of getty the soviet air force at war bare-faced messiah: the true story of l. ron hubbard ve day: the people’s story soe: an outline history of the special operations executive the partridge kite a state of war exists: reporters in the line of fire slip on a fat lady plumridge tilt the hourglass and begin again symphony for the devil: the rolling stones story the road goes on forever: portraits from a journey through contemporary music rave on: the biography of buddy holly elton everyone’s gone to the moon the road from serfdom: the economic and political consequences of the end of communism interests and obsessions: historical essays politicians and the slump: the labour government of 1929-31 oswald mosley skidelsky on the economic crisis 2008-2011 keynes: a very short introduction mission healey’s world: travels with my camera the time of my life serpent assassination of trotsky catastrophe practice inventing god natalie natalia assassins children of darkness and light imago bird the hesperides tree meeting place look at the dark judith experience and religion: a lay essay in theology julian grenfell: his life and the times of his death, 1888-1915 the uses of slime mould: essays of four decades impossible object accident hopeful monsters rules of the game: sir oswald and lady cynthia mosley, 1896-1933 beyond the pale: sir oswald mosley, 1933-80 a garden of trees a concise history of spain philip v of spain: the king who reigned twice the phoenix and the flame: catalonia and the counter reformation the duke of alba spain in the later seventeenth century, 1665-1700 iron century: social change in europe, 1550-1660 golden age spain who’s who in europe 1450-1750 the spanish inquisition: an historical revision spain’s road to empire: the making of a world power early modern european society philip of spain spain, 1469-1714: a society of conflict the smile on the face of the tiger the shape of ice the palace of enchantments vote to kill ten minutes to turn the devil truth game the search for peace: a century of peace diplomacy h jones vc: the life and death of an unusual hero playing days a summer of cricket cricket in many lands double century: story of mcc and cricket the complete who’s who of test cricketers testing time: mcc in the west indies 1974 the jubilee tests: england v australia 1977 and the packer revolution sketches of a season the spirit of cricket: a personal anthology grand slam: england in australia 1986/87 bedside cricket cricket’s lighter side: a cricketer collection cricket – a way of life: the cricketer illustrated history of cricket cricket contest 1979-80: the post-packer tests world cricketers: a biographical dictionary all things bright & beautiful: design in britain 1830 to today a history of british design, 1830-1970 stanley spencer: an english vision the simple life: c. r. ashbee in the cotswolds byron eric gill william morris: a life for our time the bfi companion to crime samuel fuller the faber companion to 20th century popular music the killing times the nelson touch: the life and legend of horatio nelson all that glitters witness the night origins of love expert witness: defence correspondent’s gulf war, 1990-91 the evolution of modern land warfare: theory and practice red god of war: soviet artillery and rocket forces the future of land warfare cousins and strangers: america, britain, and europe in a new century the book of lech wałęsa betrayal the twitter diaries rough crossings: britain, the slaves and the american revolution hang-ups rembrandt’s eyes landscape and memory dead certainties: unwarranted speculations two rothschilds and the land of israel the embarrassment of riches: an interpretation of dutch culture in the golden age patriots & liberators: revolution in the netherlands 1780-1813 battle of britain mary quant: my autobiography outside in the lost kingdoms of africa green philosophy gardening at longmeadow how to forget the good wife’s castle underneath the lemon tree: a memoir of depression and recovery damn his blood: being a true and detailed history of the most barbarous and inhumane murder at oddingley and the quick and awful retribution revelry sergeant rex: the unbreakable bond between a marine and his military working dog la roja: a journey through spanish football target tirpitz: x-craft, agents and dambusters – the epic quest to destroy hitler’s mightiest warship scram: the gripping first hand account of the helicopter war in the falklands mick jagger london, you’re beautiful: an artist’s year ex-wives cmj: a cricketing life confessions of a eurosceptic pathfinder: a special forces mission behind enemy lines zal and zara and the champions’ race zal and zara and the great race of azamed on kissing: travels in an intimate landscape held up how much is enough?: the love of money, and the case for the good life the food hospital the fabulous baker brothers hitler’s angel murder club catching babies i don’t know how she does it – film tie-in flash cooking a history of food in 100 recipes the world of downton abbey death of a generation: neuve chapelle to verdun and the somme introducing mozart a bundle from britain to lose a battle: france 1940 the fall of paris: the siege and the commune 1870-71 the price of glory: verdun 1916 the land is bright: a portrait of america return to power: a report on the new germany when one door closes the drowning pool the oxford book of military anecdotes outside days: some adventures with rod and gun going to the wars editor: an inside story of newspapers the battle for the falklands bomber command scattered shots the korean war armageddon: the battle for germany 1944-1945 warriors: extraordinary tales from the battlefield country fair: tales of the countryside, shooting and fishing nemesis: the battle for japan, 1944-45 cities in civilization cities of tomorrow: an intellectual history of urban planning and design in the twentieth century urban and regional planning ask the fellows who cut the hay design in minature shakespeare and his theatre david gentleman’s britain westminster abbey david gentleman’s coastline wicked words – a honey driver mystery #7 murder by mudpack – honey driver mystery #6 the illustrated poems of john betjeman david gentleman’s italy david gentleman’s london david gentleman’s india adam hardrow knight’s cross: a life of field marshall erwin rommel will: a portrait of william douglas home and we shall shock them: the british army in the second world war wars and shadows: memoirs of general sir david fraser alanbrooke mi9: escape and evasion, 1939-1945 resistant: an analysis of european resistance to nazism, 1940-1945 holland at war against hitler: anglo-dutch relations, 1940-45 soe in the low countries six faces of courage the army of frederick the great austerlitz, 1805 the army of maria theresa: the armed forces of imperial austria, 1740-1780 russia’s military way to the west: origins and nature of russian military power, 1700-1800 siege warfare: the fortress in the age 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Margery Allingham

Margery Allingham was born in Ealing, London in 1904 to a family immersed in literature. Her first novel, Blackkerchief Dick, was published in 1923 when she was 19. Her first work of detective fiction was a serialized story published by the Daily Express in 1927. Entitled The White Cottage Mystery, it contained atypical themes for a woman writer of the era. Her breakthrough occurred in 1929 with the publication of The Crime at Black Dudley. This introduced Albert Campion, albeit originally as a minor character. He returned in Mystery Mile, thanks in part to pressure from her American publishers, much taken with the character. Campion proved so successful that Allingham made him the centrepiece of another 17 novels and over 20 short stories, continuing into the 1960s.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Blackkerchief Dick (1923)
The White Cottage Mystery (1928)
The Crime at Black Dudley (1929) (US: The Black Dudley Murder)
Mystery Mile (1930)
Look to the Lady (1931) (US: The Gyrth Chalice Mystery)
Police at the Funeral (1931)
Sweet Danger (1933) (US: Kingdom of Death/The Fear Sign)
Other Man’s Danger (1933) (US: The Man of Dangerous Secrets) (as Maxwell March)
Death of a Ghost (1934)
Rogue’s Holiday (1935) (as Maxwell March)
Flowers for the Judge (1936) (US: Legacy in Blood)
The Shadow in the House (1936) (as Maxwell March)
Mr. Campion: Criminologist (1937) (short stories)
The Case of the Late Pig (1937) (originally appeared in Mr Campion: Criminologist)
Dancers in Mourning (1937) (US: Who Killed Chloe?)
The Fashion in Shrouds (1938)
Mr. Campion and Others (1939) (short stories)
Black Plumes (1940)
Traitor’s Purse (1941) (US: The Sabotage Murder Mystery)
The Oaken Heart (1941) (autobiographical)
Dance of the Years (1943) (aka The Galantrys)
Coroner’s Pidgin (1945) (US: Pearls Before Swine)
Wanted: Someone Innocent (1946) (short stories)
The Casebook of Mr Campion (1947) (short stories)
More Work for the Undertaker (1948)
Deadly Duo (1949) (UK: Take Two at Bedtime (1950)) (two novellas)
The Tiger in the Smoke (1952)
No Love Lost (1954) (two novellas)
The Beckoning Lady (1955) (US: The Estate of the Beckoning Lady)
Hide My Eyes (1958) (US: Tether’s End/Ten Were Missing)
The China Governess (1962)
The Mind Readers (1965)
Cargo of Eagles (1968) (completed by Philip Youngman Carter)
The Allingham Case-Book (1969) (short stories)
Mr. Campion’s Farthing (1969) (by Philip Youngman Carter)
Mr. Campion’s Falcon (1970) (US: Mr. Campion’s Quarry) (by Philip Youngman Carter)
The Allingham Minibus (1973) (aka Mr. Campion’s Lucky Day) (short stories)
The Return of Mr. Campion (1989) (short stories)
The Darings of the Red Rose (1995) (originally an anonymously-published serial)
Room to Let: A Radio-Play (1999)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The China Governess
 

Timothy Kinnit needs the help of private detective Albert Campion. Kinnit is rich, handsome and successful, but his past is a mystery to him. When he learns, on the eve of his elopement, that he is adopted he must question everything he thought he knew.

In desperate search of answers, Kinnit calls on Campion to shed some light on his past, and how it connects him to the notorious Turk Street Mile slum. Meanwhile, his 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.

 

The China Governess was first published in 1962.

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Cargo of Eagles
 

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Strange things are happening in Saltey. The little village on the Essex coast is invaded by bikers and a parade of perculiar visitors; a newly-released prisoner is rumoured to be in the area, Mr Lugg has bought a bungalow there, the Saltey Demon is on the loose again, and Albert Campion is investigating the disappearance of thousands of Pounds of gold coinage.

This is the last of the Allingham novels, overflowing with evil arch villains and classic thuggery against the atmospheric backdrop of post-war East London.

 

Cargo of Eagles was first published in 1968, completed by Philip Youngman Carter.

 

Reviews for Margery Allingham –

“Spending an evening with Campion is one of life’s pure pleasures” -The Sunday Times

“The best of mystery writers” – The New Yorker

“The Campion series as a whole demonstrates the breadth of what’s possible in a crime novel, and Allingham’s restlessness with the genre’s constraints.” – Sarah Weinman, The Wall Street Journal

 

PUBLISHER: Vintage

PUBLICATION DATE: 4 Sept. 2008

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The Beckoning Lady
 

Albert Campion and his wife, with their small so,n are spending time in Suffolk in the country.  Old William Faraday is dead, apparently of natural causes. Another man is dead too, and it was certainly murder. Mr Campion and his family are back in Pontisbright, along with Magersfontein Lugg and DCI Charles Luke who is recovering from an injury acquired in the course of duty. Campion’s glorious summer in Pontisbright is now blighted by death though… Danger is hardly unknown in this idyllic Suffolk village, but it is a less romantic peril than on Mr Campion’s first visit, more than twenty years ago.

Mr Campion’s friends Minnie and Tonker Cassands put on a cheerful face as they prepare for their annual party at Minnie’s house, The Beckoning Lady, but Minnie has serious problems with the Inland Revenue – and during this party a murder is discovered!   Suspiciously the dead man in the ditch turns out to be a tax inspector – and Mr Campion has a formidable adversary in Superintendent Fred South of the Suffolk Police.

 

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The Tiger in the Smoke
 

A fog is creeping through the weary streets of London – so too are whispers that the Tiger is back in town, undetected by the law, untroubled by morals. And the rumours are true: Jack Havoc, charismatic outlaw, knife-wielding killer and ingenious jail-breaker, is on the loose once again.

As Havoc stalks the smog-cloaked alleyways of the city, it falls to Albert Campion to hunt down the fugitive and put a stop to his rampage – before it’s too late…

The Tiger in the Smoke can rank with The Thirty-nine Steps, Rogue Male, The Day of the Jackal or any of the great thrillers in English literature. And it conveys an understanding of goodness and evil perhaps more assuredly than any of them. ‘The Tiger’ is the murderer known as Jack Havoc, out of jail and on the rampage. But what has he to do with Albert Campion’s saintly uncle, Canon Avril? The old man’s daughter Meg is happily engaged, so why is she afraid that her late husband has come back from the dead? Since Meg’s engagement has been announced, she has been receiving photographs from her husband, whom she believed had died in the war. And who has kidnapped her fiancé? The tension is almost painful – but The Tiger in the Smoke is more than an outstanding thriller. In her intense depiction of character, place and event, Margery Allingham has created a major novel.

The book was made into a film in 1956 starring Donald Sinden.

“A phenomenal novel” – J K Rowling

 

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More Work for the Undertaker
 

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In a masterpiece of storytelling, Margery Allingham sends her elegant and engaging detective Albert Campion into the eccentric Palinode household, situated in Apron Street, where there have been two suspicious deaths. The Palinodes, once a wealthy family, have fallen on hard times and Campion himself finds the Palinode family very strange… And if poisoning were not enough, there are also anonymous letters, sudden violence and a vanishing coffin. Meanwhile, the Palinodes go about their nocturnal business and Campion dices with danger in his efforts to find the truth.  The book is full of wonderfully weird characters not least the undertakers… and the description of London just after the war brings the period to life.

PUBLISHER: Ipso Books

PUBLICATION DATE: 1st March 2007

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The Case of the Late Pig
 

‘Pig’ Peters was the bully who had made Albert Campion’s life a misery at prep school. And Peters is definitely dead according to the obituary in the paper so Campion attends his funeral. So how could he have died again, six months later? The investigation takes Campion back to rural Suffolk, but this is a very different affair from the early picaresque adventures like Mystery Mile and Sweet Danger.   It seems that ‘Pig’ Peters has died twice… Soon after this, other corpses start to turn up just as Peter’s body goes missing.  The Case of the Late Pig is a black comedy, and the author’s unerring light touch – the story is, uniquely, told by Campion himself – neatly contrasts the drama and the humour.  The book packs in plenty of incident with Campion not only trying to solve all the murders but also having to battle his own problems on the romantic front.

“Miss Allingham is one of the few writers who can deal with art. Both her passions and her patterns are beautiful, accurate and serene” Daily Telegraph

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Traitor’s Purse
 

Celebrated amateur detective Albert Campion awakes in hospital accused of attacking a police officer and suffering from acute amnesia. All he can remember is that he was on a mission of vital importance to His Majesty’s government before his accident. On the run from the police and unable to recognise even his faithful servant Lugg or his own fiancee, Campion struggles desperately to put the pieces together while the very fate of England is at stake.  He hears odd parts of sentences such as ‘They’ll hang him I suppose’ and with this the need to escape is even stronger. The story takes place in wartime which gives a strong backdrop for this mystery mixed with Nazi spies and adventure.

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Publisher: Vintage
Publication date: 2006

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Black Plumes
 

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The slashing of a valuable painting at the renowned Ivory Gallery in London, one of the most prestigious art galleries in the world – followed by the murder of the proprietor’s son-in-law, Robert, sets the stage for another finely tuned Allingham mystery. The proprietor’s mother, 90-year-old Gabrielle Ivory, holds the key to the web of intrigue and danger that permeates the gallery.

Gabrielle Ivory was once a society beauty.  But now, nearing 90, she’s largely disregarded by the younger members of the Ivory clan, who like to imagine Granny as a rather a relic of a dead era. That’s a mistake, and it’s not their only one. A series of malicious attacks is threatening the Ivory Gallery in London. Robert Ivory and his high-strung wife, frantic to preserve the status-quo, want to chalk it all up to practical jokes gone wrong. But Gabrielle is not inclined to collude in this delusion.

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The Fashion in Shrouds
 

The Observer said: ‘To Albert Campion has fallen the honour of being the first detective to figure in a story which is also a distinguished novel.’

First, there is a skeleton in a dinner jacket. Then a corpse in a golden aeroplane. After another body, Albert Campion nearly makes a fourth…Both the skeleton and the corpse have died with suspicious convenience for Georgia Wells, a femme fatale, monstrous but charming actress with a raffish entourage. Georgia is a fascinating character herself, larger than life and of a tactile nature.  Georgia’s best friend just happens to be Valentine, a top couturiere and Campion’s sister. In order to protect Valentine, Campion must unravel a story of blackmail and ruthless murder.  The story is full of intrigue, intricately and cleverly written, and populated with colourful characters.  A joy to read.   An Albert Campion mystery

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Dancers in Mourning
 

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Everyone fell under the spell of Jimmy Sutane, the charming and talented song-and-dance man. Everyone, that is, except the spiteful practical joker who put a pin in his stick of grease-paint and pasted ‘Last Week’ over the ‘House Full’ notices. Nothing too deadly. But as soon as Albert Campion is called in to investigate, people begin to die, and there’s no shortage of suspects when the first victim’s death is so convenient for so many.

Egos, reputations and salaries are at stake…  and when Campion first arrives at Jimmy Sutane’s house he is completely entranced by Sutane’s wife. She isn’t the typical wife you might expect a star to have and she and Campion seem to connect quite deeply. Under pressure to uncover the culprit, and plagued by his growing feelings for Sutane’s wife, Campion finds himself uncomfortably embroiled in an investigation which tests his ingenuity and integrity to the limit.

PUBLISHER: Vintage

PUBLICATION DATEl: 7 May 2015

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Flowers for the Judge
 

Scandal hits the staid publishing house of Barnabas when one of the directors is found dead in a locked cellar which the company uses as the strong-room. Suspicion immediately falls on his wife’s lover, the junior partner in the firm. But how does an unpublished Restoration comedy come to feature in the tragedy? And what of the odd disappearance of another director twenty years before?  What follows is an intriguing story with many strands linking the past to the present.  The tension grows and grows:  the trial of Mike Wedgwood for murder is nail-bitingly tense, and Campion needs all his resources, and charm in befriending the characters to uncover the truth.

“Ms Allingham has a strong, controlled sense of humour and is never dull” Times Literary Supplement

“One of her best… vivid and witty” New York Times

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Death of a Ghost
 

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“There are, fortunately, very few people who can say that they have actually attended a murder.”   Margery Allingham, Death of a Ghost

John Lafcadio’s ambition to be known as the greatest painter since Rembrandt was not to be thwarted by a matter as trifling as his own death. A set of twelve sealed paintings is the bequest he leaves to his widow – together with the instruction that she unveil one canvas each year before a carefully selected audience.

Albert Campion is among the cast of gadabouts, muses and socialites gathered for the latest ceremony – but art is the last thing on the sleuth’s mind when a brutal stabbing occurs…

“Margery Allingham stands out like a shining light” (Agatha Christie)

“Margery Allingham deserves to be rediscovered” (P.D. James)

“Don’t start reading these books unless you are confident that you can handle addiction” (Independent)

“Miss Allingham is one of the few writers who can deal with art. Both her passions and her patterns are beautiful, accurate and serene” (Daily Telegraph)

PUBLISHER: Vintage

PUBLICATION DATE: 7th May 2015

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Look to the Lady
 

LOOK TO THE LADY – Buy it here.

Previously published as The Gyrth Chalice Mystery

The Gyrth family had guarded the Chalice for hundreds of years. It was held by them for the Crown. Its antiquity, its beauty, the extraordinary legends that were connected with it, all combined to make it unique of its kind. It was irreplaceable. No thief could hope to dispose of it in the ordinary way. And indeed no ordinary thief would dream of trying. But there are others besides those who make their living by robbery, others whose immense wealth and passion for collecting render them less immune to the practical considerations that must guide even the less honestly minded citizens. These people cherish a desire to possess for their own private pleasure treasure that cannot be bought. And it was by this sort of person that the Chalice, and the lives and happiness of its guardians, were now threatened. Full of characters from all walks of life, and English society this is an immensely enjoyable read.

“The process of elimination, combined with a modicum of common sense, will always assist us to arrive at the correct conclusion with the maximum of possible accuracy and the minimum of hard labor. Which being translated means: I guessed it.”

Margery Allingham – Look to the Lady

PUBLISHER: Ipso Books

PUBLICATION DATE: 7th May 2015

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The Tiger in the Smoke
 

Jack Havoc, jail-breaker and knife artist, is on the loose on the streets of London once again. In the faded squares of shabby houses, in the furtive alleys and darkened pubs, the word is out that the Tiger is back in town, more vicious and cunning than ever.

It falls to private detective Albert Campion to pit his wits against the killer and hunt him down through the city’s November smog before it is too late.

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

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

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Publisher: Vintage
Publication date: 7th May 2015

 

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Coroner’s Pidgin
 

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

World War II is limping to a close and private detective Albert Campion has just returned from years abroad on a secret mission. Relaxing in his bath before rushing back to the country, and to the arms of his wife Amanda, Campion is disturbed when his servant, Lugg, and a lady of unmistakably aristocratic bearing appear in his flat carrying the corpse of a woman.

The reluctant Campion is forced to put his powers of detection to work as he is drawn deeper into the case, and the eccentric Caradocs household, dealing with murder, treason, grand larceny, and the mysterious disappearance of some very valuable art.

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

Coroner’s Pidgin was first published in 1945.

 

Reviews for Margery Allingham – 

‘My very favourite of the four queens of crime is Allingham’ – J.K. Rowling

‘The best of mystery writers’ –The New Yorker

‘Margery Allingham stands out like a shining light. And she has another quality, not usually associated with crime stories, elegance’  -Agatha Christie

 

Published: VINTAGE

Publication Date: 7th September 2006

 

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The Fashion In Shrouds
 

THE FASHION IN SHROUDS

 

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

First, there is a skeleton in a dinner jacket. Then a corpse in a golden aeroplane. After another body, private detective Albert Campion nearly makes a fourth…

Both the skeleton and the corpse have died with suspicious convenience for Georgia Wells, a monstrous but charming actress with a raffish entourage. Georgia’s best friend just happens to be Valentine, a top couturière and Campion’s sister. In order to protect Valentine, Campion must unravel a story of blackmail and ruthless murder.

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

 

Published: VINTAGE, 2nd March 2006

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Traitor’s Purse
 

TRAITOR’S PURSE

 

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

Celebrated detective Albert Campion awakes in hospital accused of attacking a police officer and suffering from acute amnesia. All he can remember is that he was on a mission of vital importance to His Majesty’s government before his accident. On the run from the police and unable to recognise even his faithful servant Lugg or his own fiancée, Campion struggles desperately to put the pieces together while the very fate of England is at stake.

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

 

Published: VINTAGE, 2nd March 2006

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Mystery Mile
 

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

Judge Crowdy Lobbett has found evidence pointing to the identity of the criminal mastermind behind the deadly Simister gang. After four attempts on his life, he ends up seeking the help of the enigmatic and unorthodox sleuth, Albert Campion.

After Campion bundles Lobbett off to a country house in Mystery Mile, deep in the Suffolk countryside, all manner of adventures ensue. It’s a race against time for Campion to get the judge to safety and decipher the clue to their mysterious enemy’s name.

PUBLISHER: Ipso Books

PUBLICATION DATE: 4th November 2004

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The White Cottage Mystery
 

THE WHITE COTTAGE MYSTERY

 

Eric Crowther knew everybody’s secrets, so there was no shortage of suspects when he was found shot at the White Cottage. Chief Inspector Challenor and his son Jerry had to look deep into everyone’s past – including the dead man’s – before they could be sure who had pulled the trigger. With a country house, blackmail and murder, The White Cottage Mystery has all the making for a classic cozy mystery.

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
Publication date: 28th September 2011

 

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The Tiger in the Smoke
 

THE TIGER IN THE SMOKE

 

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

 

Jack Havoc, jail-breaker and knife artist, is on the loose on the streets of London once again. In the faded squares of shabby houses, in the furtive alleys and darkened pubs, the word is out that the Tiger is back in town, more vicious and cunning than ever.

It falls to private detective Albert Campion to pit his wits against the killer and hunt him down through the city’s November smog before it is too late.

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

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Publisher: Vintage
Publication date: 1st December 2005

 

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Sweet Danger
 

SWEET DANGER

 

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

Way back during the crusades Richard I presented the Huntingforest family with the tiny Balkan state of Averna. Since that time the kingdom has been forgotten, until circumstances in Europe suddenly render it extremely strategically important to the British Government. Unconventional detective Albert Campion is thus hired to recover the long-missing proofs of ownership – the deeds, a crown, and a receipt – which are apparently hidden in the village of Pontisbright.

In Pontisbright, Campion and his friends meet the eccentric, young, flame-haired Amanda Fitton and her family who claim to be the rightful heirs to Averna and join in the hunt. Unfortunately, criminal financier Brett Savanake is also interested in finding the evidence for his own ends. Things get rather rough in the village as Savanake’s heavies move in and up the pressure on Campion to solve the mystery before they do…

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

 

Published: VINTAGE, 4th November 2004

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Police at the Funeral
 

POLICE AT THE FUNERAL – Buy the book here or the ebook here

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

Private detective Albert Campion is summoned to Cambridge to assist the Faraday family with a mystery. He must untangle a web of family resentments and discover the truth behind the disappearance of one of the Faraday cousins, vanished without trace one Sunday morning after church, only to be found dead ina secluded stream.

Matters are complicated further by the murder of Julia, one of the Faraday sisters, poisoned by her morning cup of tea. Campion must unravel a chillingly ingenious plot, strewn with red herrings to get to the real secret of the Faradays.

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

PUBLISHER: VINTAGE/ IPSO Books

PUBLICATION DATE: 1st March 2007

 

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The Mind Readers
 

THE MIND READERS — Buy it here

 

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

Fact catches up with fiction when the secret of telepathic communication is discovered. But the device at the centre of the mystery is in the possession of two schoolboys and whether they stole it or invented it, there are powerful interests who will kill to get hold of it. Private detective Albert Campion faces as deadly a challenge as any in his career.

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

PUBLISHER: VINTAGE

PUBLICATION DATE: 4th September 2008

 

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