Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Allingham Minibus by Margery Allingham

Margery Allingham's series of short stories has a tribute by Agatha Christie  who praises her as a "shining light". One of the characteristics of her writing is that often a story or book has an element of eerie, memorable, scenes as the first story in our Book.But then Allingham's second story has a bitterly sweet, cynical element to it. Each story helps you realize what a consummate Writer she is and how in a few pages she will set an atmosphere... so remarkable... as to leave you within it for a day or two.

This book is a series of stories from a Golden Age Writer at the top of her ability. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. Five Stars...


Margery Allingham is perhaps the greatest master of detective fiction in the world. Voted one of the best mystery writers of all time. She weaves spine-tingling complex puzzles that challenge even veteran fans. Her hero, Albert Campion, that ironic understated detective--like Holmes and Poirot--can take a bit of evidence and unravel an entire, sinister plot. The Allingham Minibus is an exotic, often bizarre collection of her best stories, each guaranteed to delight those who love suspense.

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