A boxed set of three classic mystery novels by one of the four Queens of Crime, Margery Allingham. This collection is the perfect introduction to her imperturbable detective, Albert Campion, Allingham’s own wonderful wit, and the very best of British cozy crime.
Look to the Lady
When an ancient chalice belonging to Val Gyrth is targeted by ruthless thieves, Val finds himself the victim of a botched kidnapping. With the help of Mr Campion, the two flee London for the safety of Suffolk where they 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?
Police at the Funeral
The tranquility of Cambridge is punctured when a member of the illustrious Faraday family disappears without a trace. Albert Campion, and his sleuthing skills, are summoned to investigate – only to be met by a band of eccentric relatives all at daggers with each other. Soon there are as many dead bodies as there are red herrings, and Campion must uncover the secrets of the Faraday dynasty before another victim falls…
Nestled along the Adriatic coastline, the kingdom of Averna has suddenly – and suspiciously – become the hottest property in Europe, and Albert Campion is given the task of recovering the long-missing proofs of ownership. On a mission taking him from the French Riveria to the sleepy village of Pontisbright, the clock is ticking for Campion and his cohorts to outwit the thugs and solve the mystery of Averna.
Reviews for Margery Allingham
“Margery Allingham stands out like a shining light.” – Agatha Christie
“My very favourite of the four Queens of crime is Allingham” – J K Rowling
“Sweet Danger is for the connoisseur of detective fiction” – Sunday Times
“Spending an evening with Campion is one of life’s pure pleasures” – The Sunday Times