More Work for the Undertaker

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More Work for the Undertaker
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First edition
Author Margery Allingham
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Albert Campion
Genre Crime novel
Publisher William Heinemann
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Preceded by Coroner's Pidgin
Followed by The Tiger in the Smoke

More Work for the Undertaker is a crime novel by Margery Allingham, first published in 1948, in the United Kingdom by William Heinemann, London and in the United States by Doubleday, New York. It is the thirteenth novel in the Albert Campion series.

The book focuses on Apron Street, an isolated neighborhood in London. Going "up Apron street" has become a byword for a criminal vanishing. This proves to be done by the Bowels family, the undertakers of the title. More sinister proves to be the effort of the local banker to eliminate the eccentric Palinode family, which has inherited shares of stock once thought worthless. The banker proves also to be the moving force behind the service the Bowels family runs for criminals.


  • Margery Allingham, More Work for the Undertaker, (London: William Heinemann, 1948)
  • Margery Allingham, More Work for the Undertaker, (Vintage, Random House, 2007)

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