The Beckoning Lady

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The Beckoning Lady
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First edition
Author Margery Allingham
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Albert Campion
Genre Crime novel
Publisher Chatto & Windus
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Preceded by The Tiger in the Smoke
Followed by Hide My Eyes

The Beckoning Lady is a crime novel by Margery Allingham, first published in 1955, in the United Kingdom by Chatto & Windus, London and in the United States by Doubleday, New York under the title The Estate of the Beckoning Lady. It is the fifteenth novel in the Albert Campion series.

Plot introduction[edit]

Campion’s glorious summer in Pontisbright is blighted by death. Amidst the preparations for Minnie and Tonker Cassand’s fabulous summer party a murder is discovered and it falls to Campion to unravel the intricate web of motive, suspicion and deduction with all his imagination and skill.


  • Margery Allingham, The Beckoning Lady, (London: Chatto & Windus, 1955)
  • Margery Allingham, The Beckoning Lady, (Vintage, Random House, 2007)

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