10 copies of The White Cottage Mystery up for grabs
Writing in the 1920s and 30s, Margery Allingham became one of the ‘queens’ of Golden Age crime fiction, alongside the likes of Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh and Dorothy L Sayers. She is best known for her sleuth Albert Campion, but her first crime novel was The White Cottage Mystery, featuring WT Challoner of the Yard. It has recently been republished in paperback – with a smashing period-style cover – by Bloomsbury Reader.
We’ve teamed up with the publisher to give you the chance to win one of 10 copies of The White Cottage Mystery right here with our Margery Allingham quiz.
How to enter
First of all, figure out the answers to these five questions:
1 – What was the name of the newspaper in which The White Cottage Mystery first appeared as a serial in 1927?
2 – What was the first novel that Albert Campion appeared in?
3 – What year was Margery Allingham’s death?
4 – How old was Margery Allingham when her first novel was published?
5 – Which famous Golden Age crime author described Allingham as ‘a shining light’?
Then, open an email and give it the header: CFL Margery Allingham Quiz. Write your answers, and add your name and address at the bottom. Send the email to info [at] crimefictionlover [dot] com, inserting the correct characters in the email address.
One entry per reader. You can enter from any country in the world. No cash alternative to the prize is available. This competition closes at 10pm BST on Friday 14 October 2016. The winners’ names will be announced on the site in due course, and no correspondence will be entered into.