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The tiger in the smoke.

Margery Allingham

The tiger in the smoke.

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Published by Doubleday in Garden City, New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination254 p.
Number of Pages254
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16886462M

That takes a lot of self-discipline. Let me briefly sketch the scene — Avril has slipped out of his house at night and gone to confront Havoc, whom he knows will be in the church, alone ; he knows that his own death is the likely result but he still goes ahead. Concentrating in this way on a particular question inevitably distorts the book and gives a very wrong impression. There was a sense missing there.

Many of them are love-songs to London itself, where she lived on and off throughout her life. There are American characters like him in the novels of Jim Thompson, or played on the screen by Robert Mitchum, but few in English fiction. In the 50s, Campion is married with a young son and more serious about life as well as crime and detection. And nor perhaps at this stage does the reader.

Written in and set post-war, Allingham portrays a dark fog forever hanging over the city. Unfortunately, as soon as they announce their wedding photos of her previously deceased husband begin appearing in the society journals, and she calls in Campion for help. Wearing their old uniforms they have spent the past few years trying to carve out a living as street musiciansbegging from passers by. We will attempt to maintain the text of the edition that we worked from, unless there is an obvious correction. The ending was all right, but a bit predictable, with important events taking place "offstage.


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That's absurd, Johnny's sans reproche. What "ordinary" means for a The tiger in the smoke. book undertaker, perhaps, or a retired chorus girl. As I said though, this is a distinctly flawed novel.

Meanwhile, his former wartime compatriots — a street band on the margins of society — are searching for information about the same booty. This turned out to be absolutely the case. Investigating how Duds acquired the coat, Meg's father Canon Avril discovers that a member of his household staff gave it to Mrs Lucy Cash, a local loan sharkto settle a debt.

The treasure is in fact a statue of the Madonna. If the book has page numbers, please include the page number; otherwise please include a significant text string to help us to locate the error.

The kernel of said, ego-driven ends is touched on throughout. Meg appears to recognise a man disembarking from a train as her husband, but when apprehended the man is revealed to be a recently paroled convict called The tiger in the smoke. book Morrison who has somehow acquired an old, distinctive coat of Elginbrodde's.

Like my TBR shelf here on Goodreads, that file got really thick, and most of the stuff in it was ignored and forgotten.

Every scrap of information which he had gathered in the twenty-four hours revolved before his inward eye, trying to slip into the pattern which was already forming.

Share this:. I'll see you downstairs, shall I? His imagination was as wild as a small boy's and his faith ultimate. Allingham also has the enormous advantage over Sayers of being fond of her hero, but not in love with him. Compared to the stories of the 30s, The Tiger in the Smoke is a different Campion.

I have known something like it to happen before, and I believe that if I have not been misled by stupidness or weakness of my own I shall see why eventually. But Miss Diane in The Beckoning Lady is a precisely observed character with a history and something of an inner life, presented without condescension.

Here, we've got Chief Inspecotr Luke, a moral man stuck in an immoral world; Canon Avril, Campion's uncle, whose saintly outlook is both a benefit and a curse; and Jack Havoc what a name!

In the event of his death, the treasure would be inherited by Meg. Postwar Britain was still inextricably connected with its 19th-century past.

In addition to the central characters there are, as almost always in Allingham, a magnificent supporting cast. The den in which these thieves congregate is of course highly Dickensian as indeed are many aspects of the novel but these thieves have an individuality and life all of their own.

Everybody knows their place. Auntie-Nanuuq May 19, Astonishingly beautiful prose, but not really my thing. I even took Luke for Maggers, there for a bit, until I remembered M's name.

Her family do not enquire what she does there; but she is, in fact, meeting a lover.

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David Marx. Clearly there was fog not only on the streets but also in the mind. Allingham would clearly rather be writing about Havoc than anyone else, so it does often feel as if the police and even Albert Campian himself have been inserted in from a different novel.

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