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The Case Of The Late Pig [Kindle Edition]

Margery Allingham
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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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.

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* 'Allingham has that rare gift in a novelist, the creation of characters so rich and so real that they stay with the reader forever (Sara Paretsky)

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Albert Campion investigates the death of a former school-fellow several months after attending his funeral

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 371 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital; New Ed edition (31 Mar. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B4D73KC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #55,627 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Margery Allingham was born in Ealing, London in 1904 to a family immersed in literature. Her first novel, Blackkerchief Dick, was published in 1923 when she was 19. Her first work of detective fiction was a serialized story published by the Daily Express in 1927. Entitled The White Cottage Mystery, it contained atypical themes for a woman writer of the era. Her breakthrough occurred in 1929 with the publication of The Crime at Black Dudley. This introduced Albert Campion, albeit originally as a minor character. He returned in Mystery Mile, thanks in part to pressure from her American publishers, much taken with the character. Campion proved so successful that Allingham made him the centrepiece of another 17 novels and over 20 short stories, continuing into the 1960s.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Allingham's odd approach 17 April 2006
Early Albert Campion adventures are a lot of fun. _Look to the Lady_, _Mystery Mile_ and _Sweet Danger_ are all great reads. They are not mysteries in the sense of Christie or Carr, and combine all sorts of elements, including touches of Wodehouse and Buchan.

Most of them are told from someone else's viewpoint, but _Pig_, while a great mystery story, is told first-person by Campion himself.

There is a reason Dr. Watson characters tell stories about great detectives. The detective is half-prestidigiator (cf. the great detectives of John Dickson Carr). When clues come the detective's way they make the case clearer to him, but when they are presented to the reader through Dr. Watson characters, they tend to mystify the reader further. It is considered "fair play" to present the reader with all the clues as they become available, although it's fair for the author to misconstrue what they may mean via the interpretation of the detective's less astute assistants.

Since Campion is telling the story himself, he has to mystify the reader by not fully describing clues or neglecting to explain to the reader how these clues fit into his overall reasoning. This sometimes makes it seem like Campion is playing a trick on the reader. The story would have been done much better through the eyes of another character.

Nevertheless, the (very short, perhaps too short) novella is solid and a lot of fun, with intriguing characters like Hayhoe, Gilbert Whippet, the officious Reverend Bathwick, and R. I. ("Pig") Peters, who simply refuses to remain dead.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well done Vintage 9 Sept. 2006
By mtkent
Thank you Vintage (Random House) for bringing Margery back to the masses. This I believe her shortest Campion novel may not be the best of the series but it is indubitably of its time and as ever thoroughly enjoyable. If you want the best then Police At The Funeral (not yet republished) is the best as this introduces the ubiquitous but comical Uncle William. Margery The Magnificent I say.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed bag 8 Sept. 2010
By Graham R. Hill VINE VOICE
This is first and foremost a murder mystery and works well enough in that genre. The identities of both victim (or is it victims?) and murderer may not be that surprising when confirmed and frankly nor is the modus operandi, but there are enough odd developments and coincidences (or are they?) to keep the pages turning.

Less satisfactory elements include the first person narration (which means that the author has to flag the fact that clues are being withheld) and the eventual explanation for the involvement of Campion at all (which is just plain silly - is there any reason at all why the character involved didn't just pick up the phone and ask him to take a look at it).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Old School Lies 11 April 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I love the Campion novels. I have been longing for them to come on Kindle. Who IS Albert? We are never told, there is only a hint that his blood is blue. This tale takes Albert back to his public school days, and his fellow pupils don't seem to have changed much. The characters are well described and each is pictured easily. Read this, and you'll want the others.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 11 Oct. 2014
A good read if you enjoy a ' period' read from the late 20's early 50's.
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