The Case of the Late Pig (Paperback)Margery Allingham (author)
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A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY
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 the village of Kepesake to investigate a particularly distasteful death. The body turns out to be that of Pig Peters, freshly killed five months after his own funeral. Soon other corpses start to turn up, just as Peters's body goes missing. It takes all Campion's coolly incisive powers of detection to unravel the crime.
As urbane as Lord Wimsey...as ingenious as Poirot... Meet one of crime fiction's Great Detectives, Mr Albert Campion.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 96 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 8 mm
Allingham captures her quintessential quiet detective Albert Campion to perfection... For those who relish classic crime fiction * Daily Express *
Margery Allingham has worked her way up to a worthy place among the tiny hierarchy of front-rankers in the detective world * Tatler *
Allingham was a rare and precious talent * Washington Post *
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I absolutely loved this book. It was recommended to me in a class where we were studying detectives, and since I had never read Margery Allingham before I was most interested to begin reading this book. It is a short... More
“Murder and mystery in a village - in 1937”
This 1937 murder mystery, reprinted by Vintage, is a fine example of Allingham’s writing. The introduction to the omnibus edition, in which this book appears, is written by Jane Stevenson, as even as a fan of... More
I've read this as part of another book, my friend mr campion and other stories.
The case of the late pig is a short novella. It's well written with good characters. I've not read much campion but I... More
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