Death of a Ghost (Albert Campion Mystery #6)
Publish date: June 1st 1997
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers
Edition language: English
Series: Albert Campion 9 (#6)
I started the new year with a minor Allingham binge and, having now read a fair number of her Campion mysteries (12, i.e. 2/3 of the 18 novels that she herself completed), I think I can safely say that while I won't ever like this series as much as I do those of Christie, Sayers, and Marsh, when All...
This is one of those not-actually-mysterious mysteries where the identity of the culprit is clear quite early on, to the detective as well as the reader, and the remainder of the story is the protagonist attempting to collect proof. Sometimes this works fine, especially if it is handled in a suspens...
This book is OK, as far as it goes. It is a thirties crime mystery based around a posh family and their connections, and almost everyone is connected with the art world in some way. The initial murder, there are more to come, takes place early on during the first viewing of one of the paintings whic...
Allingham veers here into character study, telling us who the murderer is halfway through the novel, and then setting Campion to trying to find a way to stop a clever killer who is smart enough to get away with it.
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