Writer. Born Margery Louise Allingham in Ealing. Initially she studied drama and speech-training to cure a stammer. She turned to writing, and in 1929 published her first successful novel, 'The Crime at Black Dudley' which introduced the gentleman detective Albert Campion. The character was immediately popular and appeared in seventeen more novels. Died at Severalls Hospital, Colchester.
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