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Book Title: The Case of the Late Pig|
The author of the book: Margery Allingham
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Edition: Avon Books
Date of issue: July 1st 1989
ISBN 13: 9780380705771
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Whaaah? Who switches from 3rd to 1st person a dozen books into a series?
1st person really doesn't work with the pattern Allingham has established of strangers not taking Campion seriously until too late, or with the way the jokes are set up.
Aside from this bit of strangeness, The Case of the Late Pig is a pretty typical installment. I saw the main plot twist coming from the beginning, but it seemed like she pretty much tipped her hand at the funeral in the beginning of the story. Also saw the minor romantic twist coming, since it works pretty much the same way in several books: some girl who we've never heard of before (or will again) is asserted to be part of a family of Old, Dear Friends of Campion's, and some romantic interest between them is asserted, but not demonstrated by interaction or emotion, or acted on by the characters, and by the end the girl has found someone new. As I mentioned in my review of Sweet Danger, these tiny and irrelevant love elements seem tossed into the story to make it clear that Campion is straight.
In additional to no real romance, there are also no real pigs. But there are dead bodies, some of which are real.
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Margery Louise Allingham was born in Ealing, London in 1904 to a family of writers. Her father, Herbert John Allingham, was editor of The Christian Globe and The New London Journal, while her mother wrote stories for women's magazines. Margery's aunt, Maud Hughes, also ran a magazine. Margery earned her first fee at the age of eight, for a story printed in her aunt's magazine.
Soon after Margery's birth, the family left London for Essex. She returned to London in 1920 to attend the Regent Street Polytechnic (now the University of Westminster), and met her future husband, Philip Youngman Carter. They married in 1928. He was her collaborator and designed the cover jackets for many of her books.
Margery's breakthrough came 1929 with the publication of her second novel, The Crime at Black Dudley . The novel introduced Albert Campion, although only as a minor character. After pressure from her American publishers, Margery brought Campion back for Mystery Mile and continued to use Campion as a character throughout her career.
After a battle with breast cancer, Margery died in 1966. Her husband finished her last novel, A Cargo of Eagles at her request, and published it in 1968.
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