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eBook The Fashion in Shrouds ePub

by Margery Allingham

  • ISBN: 0140007717
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Margery Allingham
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd (November 29, 1973)
  • Pages: 288
  • ePub book: 1981 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1119 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 178

Description

Allingham’s The Fashion in Shrouds was originally published in 1938, and it is just as entertaining and intriguing today as it was almost 80 years ago. The author wrote numerous mysteries and other works, and what’s interesting about this one is how much attention is paid to the descriptions.

Allingham’s The Fashion in Shrouds was originally published in 1938, and it is just as entertaining and intriguing today as it was almost 80 years ago. The author wrote numerous mysteries and other works, and what’s interesting about this one is how much attention is paid to the descriptions of the characters. At times, the narrative becomes a series of almost psychological character studies. We get inside the characters’ heads in ways I haven’t seen in the previous Allingham novels I’ve read.

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Margery Allingham was born in London in 1904. In 1928 Allingham published her first detective story, The White Cottage Mystery, and the following year, in The Crime at Black Dudley, she introduced the detective who was to become the hallmark of her sophisticated crime novels and murder mysteries - Albert Campion

Margery Allingham was born in London in 1904. The Fashion in Shrouds. She attended the Perse School in Cambridge before returning to London to the Regent Street Polytechnic. Her father – author H. J. Allingham – encouraged her to write, and was delighted when she contributed to her aunt’s cinematic magazine, The Picture Show, at the age of eight. Her first novel was published when she was seventeen. there reigned throughout their whole world a special sort of snobbism and a conscious striving for effect which were the very parents of Fashion.

The Fashion in Shrouds book. The Fashion in Shrouds (1938) is another entry in the annals of Margery Allingham's detective, Albert Campion. This time, as the back of the book tells us, we have homicide with style. Fashion is the by-word of the circle where murder strikes. Among these people, the suicide of Richard Portland-Smith is old news. and, in fact, has been asked by the man's father to get to the bottom of it.

It is this peculiarity which is common to all the great English policemen and is probably the basis of their reputation both for integrity and for stupidity.

It is this peculiarity which is common to all the great English policemen and is probably the basis of their reputation both for integrity and for stupidity had acquired a vast knowledge of the incredible weaknesses and perversities of his fellow-men, but, while these were all neatly tabulated in his pleasant country mind, his sense of what was black and what was white remained static and inviolate.

Tell us about these books. I immediately seized on The Fashion in Shrouds by Margery Allingham. This is the first Allingham novel I have read and it did not disappoint. The Fashion in Shrouds’ (1938) by Margery Allingham. Such a great title! Murder in the world of haute couture! Fantastic. Indeed it was a far better novel than I expected.

Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. 1. The Fashion Princess.

You might not read Margery Allingham's detective novels for the plots, but her stories and insights are . At least twice in my life I have owned the complete works of Margery Allingham, but I keep finding that some have gone astray.

You might not read Margery Allingham's detective novels for the plots, but her stories and insights are so irresistible that guests keep stealing them, discovers Jane Stevenson. The detective-story collection is stockpiled in the spare bedroom, and over the years I have found that the Allinghams effortlessly top the list of Books Most Often Nicked (I stole half of them from my mother in the first place; thin wartime Penguins with brittle, browning paper and advertisements for Kolynos toothpaste or Craven "A"s in the back).

Comments

Nikojas Nikojas
The Fashion in Shrouds by Marjorie Allingham continues the series of detection by Albert Campion. In it we meet his sister Valentine, a well known designer in one of Britain's top fashion houses. The plot is full of twists and turns. Val's brother, Mr. Campion has just discovered the long missing remains of the fiance of a famous actress. The actress, and client of the fashion house, has apparently turned her attention away from the man to whom she is now married when she meets the man Val has been going out with. He also is the employer of Amanda Fitton whom Allingham readers will recognize as Mr. Campion's teen- age "Lieut" ,now grown up and an aeronautical engineer. Also in the group of persons is a famous hotelier as well as theatrical personalities. When the actress's husband dies in mysterious circumstances, there are plenty of suspects. How Mr. Campion and his supposed fiancee, Amanda, solve the many problems makes for a superb mystery created by a master of the art.
elegant stranger elegant stranger
Margery Allingham wrote a novel of women who worked and accomplished things before they were all working. I read her as a teenager a long time ago and loved the interactions of characters who were liberated, doing what they loved and respected and loved for it. Maybe they are dated now, but I must say it didn't disturb me. I enjoyed it, enjoyed the flow of the novel, an art that is lost these days. It is romantic in that manner of England between the wars, rather mad, but charming and kind of chipper even in the worst moments. I read it to remember a place where times were worse and everyone carried on, and ended the book in a more hopeful place.
Katishi Katishi
Read this years ago & remembered the bits about fashion at the start but was a bit vague about the ending. On rereading it I realized there was one passage I needed to erase from my memory, where a successful, creative woman employing at least 20 other women happily agrees to marry a man who demands she gives up work if she is to be his wife (a man who actually employs another woman as an engineer, so quite willing to see women as equals in the workplace - though I guess he’d sack her if she got married, as happened to my mother). So horrified I must have blanked it out!
Uickabrod Uickabrod
Allingham writes a book set in the fashion industry of late 1930s London. The insights into that culture, as well as timeless human motivations, are brilliant, as is the plot. Allingham was in every way the peer of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Ngaio Marsh, but she is different. Rather than the classic puzzle plots of the aforementioned three, Allingham focuses more upon adventure and the psychological aspects underlying the crime. First rate.
Burisi Burisi
Your answers for Mood are not very explanatory. Discovered Allingham just recently and such a difference in her intelligent and beautiful writing than the current crop of this day and age. Did not enjoy all of her books as some of them have so many characters and twisted people, but find most of them humorous, thoughtful, and suspenseful. She creates some really crazy, funny, weird, fascinating People, not just cartoons. She is so worth reading. Campion, her odd, little Private Detective puts Perot and Miss Marple to shame.
Andromajurus Andromajurus
This CD set was purchased as new, but as we listen there are already multiple, brief flaws on the first two disks which produce stuttering and audio skips. If this pattern continues thru the remaining disks, I will send it back and as a defective product and ask for a refund. As for the story itself? Started rather slowly and with a somewhat long-winded, affected writingnarration style. Disk 2 has begun to delve into the mystery aspects of the story and seems to be getting away from a somewhat tedious and histrionic character development.
Kazijora Kazijora
I'm delighted that Amazon or someone has seen the wisdom and commercial promise of republishing the Margery Allingham novels in electronic versions. This is one of my favorites in the Albert Campion series, seemingly unavailable in print (and I long ago loaned away my paperback copy), and I was delighted to be able to take it to Europe for an extended stay. I think travel's the best use for e-books, particularly if you stick to fiction, which doesn't require images, maps, indexes, or other components of non-fiction publications. This novel has wonderful details of costume, customs, and English culture of its period (c. 1930s). Read the whole series!
This mystery is one of my favorite Champion books but you need a thick skin. 1930s race langue and gender roles are shockingly different. Don't get put off, the story is a good one and you'll not figure out the motive.
Champion is fairly normal in this and his relationship with Amanda takes off. Fun to know our Champion is human.