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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 3 months ago
Well, the third week really hit my bingo experience out of the ballpark this year -- and not only because it finished with my first completed bingo; that was actually just the icing on the cake. But it included no less than three absolutely knock-out fabulous books, plus a fourth that was almost as...
If This Bookworm Has Offended
If This Bookworm Has Offended rated it 6 months ago
Title: Police at the FuneralAuthor: Margery AllinghamSeries: Albert Campion, 4Format: mass market paperbackLength: 227 pagesRating: 4 stars Synopsis: The tranquility of Cambridge is punctured when Cousin Andrew of the illustrious Faraday family disappears without a trace. No time is wasted in summ...
Juuli's Bookshelf
Juuli's Bookshelf rated it 8 months ago
Quite good, reminded me of Edgar Wallace's books. I didn't care much about Campion's humour. Gorgeous cover of the Estonian edition
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 2 years ago
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...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 2 years ago
Turns out I already knew five of the ten stories in this anthology: Ellis Peters's The Trinity Cat Julian Symons's The Santa Claus Club Ian Rankin's No Sanity Clause G.K. Chesterton's The Dagger With Wings and Marjorie Bowen's Cambric Tea. So I skipped those (though I do really like the storie...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 2 years ago
Well, I suppose that's what I get for not checking a book's online blurbs before reading it. I downoladed this book purely because it was available on Audible and it was one of Allingham's Campion books that I hadn't read yet. Turns out its plot chiefly rests on not one but two mystery tropes I do...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 2 years ago
My Square Markers and "Virgin" Bingo Card: "Virgin" card posted for ease of tracking and comparison. Black Kitty:Read but not called Black Vignette:Called but not read Black Kitty in Black Vignette:Read and Called Black Kitty Center Square: Read = Called Current Status of Sprea...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it 2 years ago
George Abbershaw is part of a group of young people, who have been invited to a house party at the remote Black Dudley mansion. During a vivid dinner conversation, the group decides to play a game, which leads to the demice of someone. But this death isnĀ“t the only thing that is wrong at Black Dudle...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 3 years ago
My first Allingham, and fittingly, her first too. Definitely not my last. DCI Challenor's son is on his way home to London one evening when he sees a young woman stepping off the bus with a heavy load and stops to offer her a ride to her home. Moments after leaving her there, he and the local ...
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
The Crime at Black Dudley is the first Albert Campion mystery. It came out in 1929, and is probably best compared to Agatha Christie or Dorothy L. Sayers novels of the same period. (For Christie, this is the era before any Miss Marple, or most Poirot - think Partners in Crime, The Big Four, or The...
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