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"Margery Allingham has worked her way up to a worthy place among the tiny hierarchy of front-rankers in the detective world" Tatler "One of the finest 'golden age' crime novelists" Sunday Telegraph "Faultless" The Times "Allingham captures her quintessential quiet detective Albert Campion to perfection... For those who relish classic crime fiction" Daily Express --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Margery Allingham published her first novel before turning twenty. She went on to become one of the pre-eminent writers who helped bring the detective story to maturity in the 1920s and 1930s
This is not prime Allingham but still a book her regular readers will want to read and new readers should enjoy. As was increasingly true as the series ran into its last years, Mr. Read morePublished 4 months ago by drkhimxz
I enjoy Ms. Allingham's writings. In this one, there is information at the end that was not
made available to the reader as she went along. Read more
All the Campion books are great reading. He's a Lord Peter Wimsey want to be. I usually read these books again over the years.Published 14 months ago by Mr. G. Snyder
Very lively story. Liked the governess very much. great bookPublished 14 months ago by David P. Ehrlich
My mom enjoyed it very much. It had an excellent plot and it kept me guessing as to who was the murderer.Published 17 months ago by Helen of Troy
I had not known this one before. It's a good story, but somehow not quite up to the best earlier ones. What's missing? Lugg, for one. Mr. Read morePublished on February 3, 2013 by pianomac
Love the Campion books...this is a good one. Have not found a bad book among any of the Campion mysteries.Published on December 7, 2012 by Erroll M.
One of the last in the Albert Champion series, a young man engaged to be married is shocked when rumors start to circulate about his parentage. Read morePublished on July 1, 2012 by Caroline Lim
Dull, the plot never really went anywhere, despite lots of interesting bits. There IS a startling scene near the end when the killer is discovered in a dark cellar which is... Read morePublished on July 1, 2012 by Rich