By Margery Allingham
Campion is welcomed back from his three-year stint with the war office by a suspicious suicide case -- classic British crime writing at its best.
Campion returns from three years work for the War Office in Europe to find that Lugg, his manservant, has brought him an unusual gift: the black silk nightdress-clad body of a dead woman, an apparent suicide. Wanting only to get away to a well-deserved rest, Campion must instead assist Detective Chief Inspector Oates and Superintendent Yeo in unravelling a tangled plot of deception and murder, as the war draws to its conclusion.
Margery Allingham was born in London in 1904. Her first novel was published when she was seventeen. In 1929 she published The Crime at Black Dudley and introduced the character who was to become the hallmark of her writing - Albert Campion.
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- ISBN: 9781405504874
- Publication date: 06 Nov 2008
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Margery Allingham has precious few peers and no superiors — SUNDAY TIMES
The real queen of crime — GUARDIAN
Allingham has that rare gift in a novelist, the creation of characters so rich and so real that they stay with the reader forever — Sara Paretsky
Philip Franks sounds, marvellously, as if he's reading in a dinner-jacket . . . Fabulous — INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY