• Que ce soit grâce à sa bonne étoile ou à un mauvais assassin, le juge Crowdy Lobbett de New York est toujours en vie. On ne peut pas en dire autant des quatre hommes décédés à sa place. Deux autres tentatives contre sa personne, l'une au milieu de l'Atlantique, l'autre dans une rue animée de Londres, suffisent pour convaincre Albert Campion que le juge sait quelque chose qu'il devrait ignorer... quelque chose au sujet du chef de l'organisation criminelle Simister. Pour le mettre hors de danger, Campion attire le juge et sa famille dans le pittoresque village de Mystery Mile. Mais lorsque meurtre, suicide et chantage les rattrapent, le gentleman détective sait que la légende de Simister est vraie  : aucun homme ne lui échappe, même un homme comme Campion.
     
    Traduit de l'anglais (Royaume-Uni) par Laurence Kiéfé.
     
    À propos de l'autrice
    Margery Allingham (1904-1966) est une grande dame des lettres britanniques, rivale d'Agatha Christie en son temps, qui a marqué de son empreinte des générations d'auteurs de roman policiers.
     
    « Il y a un humour, une légèreté chez Margery Alligham... » Télérama, Cercle Polar
    « Margery Allingham mérite d'être remise au goût du jour. » P. D. James
    « Le meilleur de l'intrigue à l'anglaise. » The New Yorker
     

  • La nuit du tigre

    Margery Allingham

    Novembre 1950. Les manteaux sont boutonnés, les cols relevés, tandis qu'un épais brouillard s'insinue dans les ruelles londoniennes. Meg Elginbrodde, veuve depuis cinq ans, annonce son intention de se remarier. Depuis, elle reçoit des plis très étranges : des photos récentes de son premier époux, bien vivant. Serait-ce un avertissement, une tentative de chantage, ou quelque chose de bien plus sinistre encore ? Alors qu'elle se tourne vers Albert Campion et l'inspecteur Charles Luke pour découvrir la vérité, les rumeurs enflent au sein des pubs défraîchis de Londres : le Tigre serait de retour en ville, libre. De nouveau prêt à bondir hors du smog et à tuer. Et il appartient au gentleman détective de l'arrêter...
     
    À propos de l'autrice
    Margery Allingham (1904-1966) est une grande dame des lettres britanniques, rivale d'Agatha Christie en son temps, qui a marqué de son empreinte des générations d'auteurs de roman policiers.
    « Un roman phénoménal ! » J. K. Rowling
    « Margery Allingham est exceptionnelle. » Agatha Christie
    « Une inoubliable analyse du mal. » Telegraph
    « Un chef-d'oeuvre. » A. S. Byatt

  • «  Margery Allingham possède une qualité d'ordinaire peu associée au roman policier, l'élégance.  » Agatha Christie
    Wyatt Petrie, jeune aristocrate, organise un week-end festif dans son château ancestral de Black Dudley. Mais, alors que ses invités décident de rejouer un rite initiatique autour d'une dague dans le manoir plongé dans l'obscurité, l'un des participants est retrouvé mort. Accident  ? Assassinat  ? Les convives, dont un mystérieux jeune homme répondant au nom d'Albert Campion, tentent de faire la lumière sur cette étrange affaire. Très vite, les invités comprennent qu'ils ne sont pas au bout de leurs peines. Il s'avère en effet beaucoup plus facile de se rendre à Black Dudley que d'en repartir...
     
    Traduit de l'anglais par José Noiret
    /> À propos de l'auteure  :
    Margery Allingham est une célèbre romancière britannique, rivale d'Agatha Christie en son temps, et figure de proue de la littérature policière du «  whodunit  ». Elle doit sa renommée à sa très populaire série policière mettant en scène le gentleman détective Albert Campion, qui lui inspirera dix-huit romans et une vingtaine de nouvelles.
     

  • «  L'autre reine du crime  », Le Monde
    Londres, 1911. La famille Barnabas, à la tête d'une prestigieuse maison d'édition, subit un premier coup du sort lorsque l'un des neveux du fondateur, Tom Barnabas, s'évapore en pleine rue, sans laisser de trace. Vingt ans plus tard, c'est un autre neveu, Paul Brande, qui disparaît dans des circonstances tout aussi mystérieuses. Son corps est retrouvé peu de temps après dans la salle des archives de la maison. Les regards se tournent alors vers les cousins des victimes, les seuls à tirer profit de la mort de Paul. Pour se laver de tout soupçon, ces derniers font appel au détective Albert Campion. Mais certains membres de la famille Barnabas ne sont pas prêts à voir leurs secrets révélés au grand jour...
     
    Traduit de l'anglais par Laurence Kiéfé
     
     
    À propos de l'auteure  :
    Margery Allingham est une célèbre romancière britannique, rivale d'Agatha Christie en son temps, et figure de proue de la littérature policière du «  whodunit  ». Elle doit sa renommée à sa très populaire série policière mettant en scène le gentleman détective Albert Campion, qui lui inspirera dix-huit romans et une vingtaine de nouvelles.

  • 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.


    "One of Allingham's very best." - The Observer

  • A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY Agatha Christie called her 'a shining light'. Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of the classic murder mystery?



    Just returned from years overseas on a secret mission, private detective Albert Campion is relaxing in his bath when his servant Lugg and a lady of unmistakably aristocratic bearing appear in his flat carrying the corpse of a woman. At first Campion is unwilling to get involved, but he is forced to bring his powers of protection to bear on the case, and to solve not only the mystery of the murdered woman but also the alarming disappearance of some well-known art treasures.



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

  • A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY 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.



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

  • A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY 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.

  • 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's glorious summer in Pontisbright is blighted by death. Amidst the preparations for Minnie and Tonker Cassand's fabulous summer party a murder is discovered and it falls to Campion to unravel the intricate web of motive, suspicion and deduction with all his imagination and skill.



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

  • A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY Agatha Christie called her 'a shining light'. Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of the classic murder mystery?



    In a masterpiece of storytelling, Margery Allingham sends her elegant and engaging detective Albert Campion into the eccentric Palinode household, where there have been two suspicious deaths. 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.



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

  • A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY 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

  • 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.

  • A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY 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.

  • A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY 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 as The Galantrys in America, Dance of the Years is one of Margery Allingham's oft overlooked novels. Originally published in 1943, it is a fictionalised account of Allingham's family heritage, which she insisted as the closest records of the facts.


    First published in 1943, Dance of the Years centres on the birth and growth of James, the fictional representative of Margery's great-grandfather who was 'born in 1800 and left ten thousand pounds and the injunction that no gentleman ever works'. The offspring of a Georgian country gentleman and a gypsy, James becomes an early-Victorian success, devoting his riches to becoming a gentleman and establishing a family name.


    A fascinating exploration of family ties and values by a famous author of detective crime fiction, this title will appeal to a wide range of readers.

  • THE FIRST CAMPION MYSTERY 'Margery Allingham stands out like a shining light' Agatha Christie A suspicious death and a haunted family heirloom were not advertised when Dr George Abbershaw and a groupof London's brightest young things accepted an invitation to the mansion of Black Dudley.



    Skulduggery is most certainly afoot, and the party-goers soon realise that they're trapped in the secluded house.



    Amongst them is a stranger who promises to unravel the villainous plots behind their incarceration - but can George and his friends trust the peculiar young man who calls himself Albert Campion?

  • A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERYWhen song-and-dance star Jimmy Sutane falls victim to a string of malicious practical jokes, there's only one man who can get to the bottom of the apparent vendetta against the music hall darling - Albert Campion. Soon, however, the backstage pranks escalate and an ageing starlet is killed. 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...

  • A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERYJohn 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....

  • A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY Finding himself the victim of a botched kidnapping attempt, Val Gyrth suspects that he might be in a spot of trouble. Unexpected news to him - but not to the mysterious Mr Campion, who reveals that the ancient Chalice entrusted to Val's family is being targeted by a ruthless ring of thieves. Fleeing London for the supposed safety of Suffolk, Val and Campion come face to face with events of a perilous and puzzling nature - Campion might be accustomed to outwitting criminal minds, but can he foil supernatural forces?

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