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Death of a Ghost - Margery Allingham
Death of a Ghost
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Certain that his reputation would improve dramatically after his death, the painter John Lafcadio left several paintings with his agent, along with the instruction that the widowed Mme. Lafcadio should wait a suitable interval and then begin doling out the work to a newly ravenous public. Albert... show more
Certain that his reputation would improve dramatically after his death, the painter John Lafcadio left several paintings with his agent, along with the instruction that the widowed Mme. Lafcadio should wait a suitable interval and then begin doling out the work to a newly ravenous public. Albert Campion, an old friend of the widow's, is among the guests at Lafcadio's fourth posthumous vernissage. The event is a success for all but one of the attendees-a young artist who is brutally murdered while others are sipping champagne. Shortly thereafter the wife of another painter in the Lafcadios' circle is poisoned, and Campion begins asking questions.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780553249583 (0553249584)
Publisher: Crimeline
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Series: Albert Campion 9 (#6)
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
0.0 Mr. Campion of 17A Bottle Street, Piccadilly, London
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...
Allusion is not Illusion
Allusion is not Illusion rated it
3.0
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...
Par Lance
Par Lance rated it
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...
Andrea K Höst
Andrea K Höst rated it
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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