Margery Allingham: Where to start?

Queen of crime Margery Allingham’s oeuvre can seem intimidating to a beginner, so we’ve put together a handy guide.

 



Out Now: The Oaken Heart

Ipso Books is excited to announce that The Oaken Heart: The Story of an English Village at War by Margery Allingham is out now. Published on November 21st, this beautiful memoir is an enriching account of life in an English village during the outbreak of the Second World War.

 



The Story Behind… Traitor’s Purse

Margery Allingham wrote Traitor’s Purse in 1941, originally published in the United States as The Sabotage Murder Mystery. Set during the Second World War, Allingham’s publishers questioned the plausibility of the German plot she created, only to later discover that she had imagined a secret that truly existed in German camps. A tale of amnesia, […]

 



Out Now: Summer Round Up

It’s been a busy summer since our last round up, so here’s a quick update of all our new releases since you last heard from us.

 



Out Now: The Devil and Her Son

The Devil and Her Son

We are thrilled to announce that July 11th saw the release of The Devil and Her Son, the third of the ‘lost’ Margery Allingham novels written under her thriller pseudonym, Maxwell March. Margery Allingham, queen of golden age crime, is revered for her detective mysteries involving traditional British sleuth, Albert Campion. But there’s another side to […]