Mr. Campion's Abdication by Mike Ripley
Pub Date 01 Nov 2017
Never underestimate Albert Campion or Mike Ripley who has done an admirable job of continuing where Margery Allingham left off. Admittedly following in her footsteps is a challenge - Albert Campion is one of the most popular figures of the Golden Age of Mystery. Campion and Lugg may be older, but as seen in Mr Campion’s Abdication, they are still formidable opponents to those with evil intentions.
Did the Duke of Windsor leave a treasure behind in the small village where he met up with Mrs. Simpson? Is there an Abdication treasure? Rumors flow like water but those in power are adamant - there is no treasure and Albert Campion must not find it. Campion insists his only purpose in going to Heronhoe is to aid in the making of a documentary starring his son and daughter-in-law. Searching for a nonexistent treasure is far from his thoughts, but that doesn't mean that Campion doesn't...
This book shows exactly why Margery Allingham is one of the most loved and remembered writers of the Golden Age of Mystery. Before reading The Man of Dangerous Secrets, I didn’t realize that Margery Allingham sometimes used a pseudonym. The Man of Dangerous Secrets has it all, a thrilling mystery, murder, conspiracy, blackmail, a beautiful heroine in danger and a clever and loyal hero. There is even romance. In all it is a wonderful novel.
Robin Grey is a detective, a well respected consultant of both Scotland Yard and the government, known for his intellect, his power of observation and his skill for understanding people and getting to the truth of the matter. Robin Grey becomes involved in a sinister conspiracy when he manages to prevent a murder at Waterloo Station. Not long after, he is cons...
Margery Allingham is one of the best early writers of crime fiction. Her stories have stood the test of time, and practically every mystery lover is familiar with her iconic detective - Albert Campion. I was delighted to have the opportunity to review this anthology. It more than lived up to my expectations.
Readers feast on an assortment of short stories, all unique. What they do have in common is how clever they are. Often there is a seemingly insurmountable puzzle, the unraveling of which is a delight. Many, but not all feature Albert Campion. More than a few throw in a dash of humor. Allingham is a consummate storyteller, able to bring vastly different characters to vibrant life and never using the same plot twice. These stories satisfy, not only because the puzzles are clever but also because justice is done. There is murder, but there is no graphic violence....
Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 28 Oct 2011
I've always enjoyed Margery Allingham's novels, particularly those featuring Albert Campion. Affable and charming, yet far more astute than anyone realizes, he is a perfect Golden Age detective. Thus, I was instantly drawn to The White Cottage Mystery, Allingham's first detective novel. (It doesn't feature Campion)
The story centers around the murder of an unpleasant man, whose main pleasure in life is to see people suffer. So horrendous was his nature, that neighbors and servants alike had reason to wish his death. No one is afraid to say how much they hated Crowther, but everyone is hiding "something". The question is whether the lies are related to the murder. Chief Inspector Challenor "the Greyhound" is known for getting to the truth. (Greyhound owners will easily see the resemblance - Our pets are perceptive and intelligent, but at the same time amia...