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Margery Allingham (1904–1966)

Autore di Un'ombra nella nebbia

132+ opere 18,438 membri 466 recensioni 54 preferito

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Margery Allingham, one of England's leading mystery writers, was born on May 20, 1904, in Ealing, a western suburb of London, but grew up in a remote village in Essex. Both of her parents were writers, and Margery carried on that tradition when she sold her first short story as an eight-year-old. mostra altro At the Regent Street Polytechnic, she continued writing and studied drama and speech. While there, she wrote a verse play, Dido and Aeneas, in which she had a starring role during performances in London. At age 19, Allington published her first novel, Blackkerchief Dick. She wrote another novel, The White Cottage Mystery, before creating her most famous character, Albert Campion, in The Black Dudley Murder (published in England as The Crime at Black Dudley) in 1929. Allington went on to create twenty-eight more Campion mysteries, including several collections. She wrote more than 10 other novels, some under the pseudonym Maxwell March, as well as four novellas and sixty-four short stories. During World War II, Allingham served as First Aid Commandant for her district, organized the billeting and care of evacuees from London, and allowed her house to be turned into a temporary military base for eight officers and two hundred men of the Cameronians. The war greatly deepened Allingham's passion for her country, as evidenced in her later works. Allingham died of cancer on June 30, 1966. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno
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Serie

Opere di Margery Allingham

Un'ombra nella nebbia (1952) 1,424 copie
La lunga notte di Black Dudley (1929) 1,230 copie
L'isola (1930) 940 copie
Sweet Danger (1933) 930 copie
La polizia in casa (1931) 885 copie
Traitor's Purse (1941) 818 copie
Il segreto della torre (1931) 752 copie
Il ritorno di Campion (1945) 729 copie
Fiori per il giudice (1936) 727 copie
The Fashion In Shrouds (1938) 724 copie
Death of a Ghost (1934) 722 copie
Hide My Eyes (1958) 697 copie
The China Governess (1962) 640 copie
Danza sull'abisso (1937) 637 copie
The Beckoning Lady (1955) 633 copie
The Case of the Late Pig (1937) 630 copie
The Mind Readers (1965) 519 copie
Black Plumes (1940) 477 copie
Cargo of Eagles (1968) 456 copie
The White Cottage Mystery (1927) 404 copie
Mr. Campion and Others (1939) 374 copie
Deadly Duo (1949) 328 copie
No Love Lost (1954) 259 copie
The Allingham Case-Book (1969) 242 copie
The Return of Mr. Campion (1989) 206 copie
The Allingham Minibus (1973) 165 copie
Crime and Mr. Campion (1937) 160 copie
The Oaken Heart (1941) 76 copie
Merry Murder (1994) 39 copie
Best Crime Stories (1990) 19 copie
Mr. Campion's Lady (1965) 13 copie
Rogues' Holiday (1935) 12 copie
Dance of the Years (1943) 12 copie
The Devil and Her Son (2017) 11 copie
Safer Than Love (1954) 11 copie
The Shadow in the House (1936) 5 copie
Novelas Escogidas (1959) 3 copie
Water in a Sieve (1925) 1 copia

Opere correlate

English Country House Murders (1989) — Collaboratore — 490 copie
The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories (1990) — Collaboratore — 403 copie
A Treasury of Great Mysteries, Volumes 1-2 (1957) — Collaboratore — 265 copie
Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries (2015) — Collaboratore — 232 copie
Crime Stories from the Strand (1991) — Collaboratore — 227 copie
A Treasury of Great Mysteries, Volume 1 (1957) — Collaboratore — 211 copie
Crimson Snow: Winter Mysteries (2016) — Collaboratore — 203 copie
Murder at the Manor: Country House Mysteries (2016) — Collaboratore — 176 copie
Capital Crimes: London Mysteries (2015) — Collaboratore — 166 copie
Six Against the Yard (1936) — Collaboratore — 162 copie
London After Midnight : A Tour of Its Criminal Haunts (1996) — Collaboratore — 138 copie
The Folio Book of Christmas Crime Stories (2004) — Collaboratore — 118 copie
Serpents in Eden: Countryside Crimes (2016) — Collaboratore — 112 copie
A Surprise for Christmas and Other Seasonal Mysteries (2020) — Collaboratore — 108 copie
Ten Great Mysteries (1959) — Collaboratore — 107 copie
Murder On Christmas Eve (2017) — Collaboratore — 90 copie
Murder for Christmas, Vol. 2 (1982) — Collaboratore — 89 copie
Fifty Best Mysteries (1991) — Collaboratore — 73 copie
A Treasury of Modern Mysteries, Volume 1 (1973) — Collaboratore — 64 copie
A Century of British Mystery and Suspense (2000) — Collaboratore — 56 copie
Murder Most Cozy: Mysteries in the Classic Tradition (1993) — Collaboratore — 55 copie
Murder at Christmas (2019) — Collaboratore — 55 copie
Detective Duos (1997) — Collaboratore — 52 copie
Murder at Teatime: Mysteries in the Classic Cozy Tradition (1996) — Collaboratore — 49 copie
Modern Short Story Classics of Suspense (1968) — Autore — 41 copie
65 Great Murder Mysteries (1983) — Collaboratore — 41 copie
Murder in Midwinter (2020) — Collaboratore — 37 copie
Murder in Midsummer (2019) — Collaboratore — 37 copie
Murder on a Winter's Night (2021) — Collaboratore — 36 copie
Mysterious Pleasures (2003) — Collaboratore — 34 copie
Murder under the Mistletoe and Other Stories (1992) — Collaboratore — 33 copie
Famous Stories of Code and Cipher (1965) — Collaboratore — 30 copie
Murder Most Merry (2002) — Collaboratore — 30 copie
Detective Mysteries Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2019) — Collaboratore — 29 copie
Shot in the Dark (1950) — Collaboratore — 24 copie
The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries (2019) — Collaboratore — 24 copie
Great Tales of Detection (1936) — Collaboratore — 21 copie
Deadlier: 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women (2017) — Collaboratore — 20 copie
Great detective stories (1998) — Collaboratore — 20 copie
Ellery Queen's Mystery Mix (1962) — Collaboratore — 19 copie
Campion: The Complete Series — Autore — 14 copie
Fifty Masterpieces of Mystery (1937) — Collaboratore — 13 copie
Cream of the Crime (1962) — Collaboratore — 13 copie
Mehr Morde (1961) — Collaboratore — 13 copie
Classic Crime Short Stories (2001) — Collaboratore — 13 copie
Campion: Death of a Ghost [1989 TV Episodes] (1989) — Autore — 10 copie
Great Tales of Crime and Detection (1992) — Collaboratore — 9 copie
Detection Medley (1939) — Collaboratore — 8 copie
Dangerous Ladies (1992) — Collaboratore — 8 copie
Campion: Look to the Lady [1989 TV Episodes] (1989) — Autore — 8 copie
The New Windmill Book of Stories from Different Genres (1998) — Collaboratore — 7 copie
Some Like Them Dead (1960) — Collaboratore — 5 copie
Second Mystery Companion (1944) — Collaboratore — 5 copie
Evening Standard Detective Book (1950) — Collaboratore — 5 copie
Classic Crime 5 Book Gift Set (1988) — Collaboratore — 5 copie
Verdens største detektiver II (1995) — Collaboratore — 5 copie
Avon Mystery Story Teller (1946) — Collaboratore — 4 copie
Campion: Mystery Mile [1990 TV Episodes] (1990) — Autore — 4 copie
For Love or Money (1957) — Collaboratore — 4 copie
Verdens største detektiver I (1995) — Collaboratore — 4 copie
London After Midnight: A Conducted Tour, Part 2 (1996) — Collaboratore — 3 copie
Crime Writers' Choice (1964) — Collaboratore — 3 copie
Vintermysterier (1953) — Collaboratore — 3 copie
Nelson Doubleday, 1889-1949 (1949) — Collaboratore — 3 copie
Best Stories of the Underworld (1941) — Collaboratore — 3 copie
Nye detektivhistorier fra hele verden — Autore, alcune edizioni2 copie
Great Stories of Detection (1960) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Famous Tales of Suspense: Four Gems by the Masters (1958) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Best Stories from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (1944) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Suspense, August 1958 [Vol. 1, No. 1] (1958) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
A Magnum of Mysteries (1963) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Argosy (UK) [Vol. IV No. 5, June 1943] — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Einige Morde : Mordgeschichten (1969) — Autore — 1 copia
Murder for Christmas [audio abridgement] (1989) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Detectiveverhalen 2 (1964) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Best Crime Stories 2 — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Mystery and Suspense — Collaboratore — 1 copia

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Un altro giallo classico all'inglese che mi delude: niente da fare, Agatha Christie ormai mi ha abituato a standard troppo alti.
L'inizio è promettente: una villa isolata, tanti ospiti e un rituale misterioso; peccato che poi la trama si perda in goffe scene d'azione, che ai nostri occhi moderni risultano ingenue ai limiti del ridicolo. Il mistero vero e proprio viene relegato alle pagine finali, con una soluzione anche suggestiva ma troppo affrettata.
Coi personaggi non andiamo meglio: tutti piatti e stereotipati a cominciare dal narratore, figura banale senza nessun guizzo e per cui non proveremo mai la minima simpatia. L'unica notevole eccezione è Albert Campion, che spicca con la sua personalità eccentrica e bizzarra in un mare di nullità. Peccato che pur essendo il protagonista della serie appaia solo come deus ex machina, forse perché questo era il primo volume e l'autrice non aveva ancora le idee chiare su come proseguire.
Lo stile è inequivocabilmente datato, con toni fin troppo leggeri che spesso risultano fuori luogo; capisco l'aplomb inglese, ma così si esagera.
Insomma il motivo per cui non stronco definitivamente questo romanzo è solo Albert Campion, che mi ha incuriosito e di cui vorrei leggere ancora, sperando che nelle opere future venga sfruttato meglio.
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