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The China Governess - Margery AllinghamAlbert Campion's creator (903 words)
by sunmeilan - written on 25/10/06 (Very useful, 118 readings)
Ngaio Marsh. The only downfall of the book is the ending, which becomes so complicated; I found it hard to follow what was happening and had to read it a couple of times before things fell into place. Once I had worked it all out though, it was a very clever ending. Sadly, Margery Allingham, like Dorothy Sayers, hasn t remained as popular as Agatha Christie, which I think is a shame. Highly recommended. Used and new versions are available from Amazon from £2.64. Published by Penguin, there are 272 pages. ISBN: ...
Traitor's Purse - Margery AllinghamThe Double Campion (724 words)
by chang2 - written on 29/10/06, updated on 29/10/06 (Very useful, 114 readings)
Think film noir. Trilby hats. Dark shadows. Blackouts and fifth columnists. The year is 1941 and Britain is at war. Albert Campion awakes in hospital, with no memory of how he got there. All that he knows in his amnesiac state, is the importance of the number 15 and that the fate of the country depends on him. There is no gentle introduction to the discovery of a body in Chapter Two and Campion is evidently in the thick of it as soon as he comes around. Believing he has murdered a policeman, he escapes hospital by setting off a fire alarm and posing as a fireman, finally stealing a car (albeit one that seems strangely familiar). Allingham’s earlier work had ...