MR CAMPION NOVEL BEGINS 2 YEAR
Vintage is delighted to announce it is bringing back into print golden age crime writer Margery Allingham’s complete series of Mr Campion books, beginning this December with an exclusive Waterstones edition of the first in the series, The Crime at Black Dudley.
Joseph Knobbs, Crime Buyer at Waterstones, says: 'We are thrilled to have Allingham's first Mr Campion mystery back in print, exclusively for Christmas. Our customers love a good mystery - and it's always a treat to find something from crime fiction's golden age that we can bring to a new generation.'
A queen of the golden age of crime writing, Agatha Christie called Margery Allingham ‘a shining light’ of the genre, and in an event at the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival this year J.K. Rowling declared that Allingham was her favourite golden age crime writer, and Mr Campion novel Tiger in the Smoke her particular favourite. Vintage will publish a new edition of The Tiger in the Smoke in May 2015 with an introduction by bestselling crime writer Susan Hill, and over the next two years will publish twenty Mr Campion books in a bold new series look.
Alongside Margery Allingham, the Vintage Murder Mysteries list is proud to publish a host of classic crime writers including Gladys Mitchell, Nicholas Blake and Edmund Crispin.
Notes for editors
The Crime at Black Dudley by Margery Allingham exclusive Waterstones edition is available now, published by Vintage price £8.99.
Publication dates for the new Margery Allingham titles are as follows:
The Crime At Black Dudley (exclusive to Waterstones)
The Tiger In The Smoke (with a new introduction by Susan Hill)
The Crime at Black Dudley (general edition)
Dancers in Mourning
Death of A Ghost
Look To The Lady
Police at the Funeral
Flowers For The Judge
The Case Of The Late Pig
Mr Campion & Others
The Fashion in Shrouds
The Traitor’s Purse
Hide My Eye
The Beckoning Lady
More Work for the Undertaker
Cargo of Eagles
The China Governess
The Mind Readers
The Vintage Murder Mysteries logo, featuring on all titles, is the distinctive emblem of the Death’s Head Hawkmoth which has for centuries been a bringer of doom and an omen of death. The perfect companion then, for the Vintage Murder Mysteries sleuths, for whom sinister occurrences are never far away and murder is always just around the corner.
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