• "Allingham is the best of mystery writers"

    New Yorker
  • "Allingham was a contemporary of Agatha Christie but her work is thought by many to be more stylish and less pedestrian, with cunning plots and witty characters"

    Sunday Express
  • "Miss Allingham's strength lies in her power of characterisation, in her striking talent for painting the social background against which she shows her characters, in her skill in the use of words whereby she paints so vividly the scene she describes"

  • "After an unaccountable lapse, Allingham's crime list is back in fashion"

    Daily Mail