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…
More than an outstanding mystery, Margery Allingham has created a major novel that can rank with any of the great thrillers in English literature. It conveys an understanding of goodness and evil more assuredly than any of them.
The Tiger in the Smoke was first published in 1952.
‘A phenomenal novel’ — JK Rowling
‘A genuinely terrifying and evocative crime novel… Once you’ve read it, it’s hard to shake off the sense of foreboding that permeates this serial killer story’ — Crime Fiction Lover
‘A] philosophical, thought-provoking exploration of good and evil.’ — Nudge
‘One of the greatest crime thrillers ever written’ — Susan Hill
‘Margery Allingham stands out like a shining light.’ — Agatha Christie
‘My very favourite of the four Queens of crime is Allingham’ — JK Rowling
‘Margery Allingham deserves to be rediscovered.’ — PD James
‘Spending an evening with Campion is one of life’s pure pleasures’ — The Sunday Times