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Book reviews - The Tiger in the Smoke

The Tiger in the Smoke


Author: Margery Allingham

Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Meg Elginbrodde, a young war widow, receives photographs that suggest her husband is still alive so she enlists the help of her cousin, Albert Campion to investigate. The man in the photographs turns out to be a known felon, ‘Duds’ Morrison. Meg’s jealous fiancé, Geoffrey Levitt, accosts Duds but both men are attacked by a criminal gang posing as a rackety street band. Meanwhile, Meg’s father, Canon Avril, a gentle priest, wonders how Duds came to be wearing Meg’s husband’s coat. A tortuous trail leads through the oppressive London fog to Jack Havoc, a violent murderer. Set in a dingy and damaged post war London this is Allingham’s most sophisticated novel which examines the very nature of evil.

With an introduction by the New York Times-bestselling author of detective fiction, Sara Paretsky.



US publication: 1952
Detective: n/a
Genre: novels