More Work for the Undertaker
Publish date: March 1st 2007
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
Series: Albert Campion 9 (#13)
The closure of World War II sees Campion at a crossroads. Now far from foolish youth, he is being encouraged to grow up completely by taking up a colonial governership. Fortunately murder among the near-destitute, charming intellectual Palinodes saves him from a fate worse than.This book sees the ...
My first Allingham - too many characters (both literally and figuratively), too much 'dialect', and as a result too confusing, pretty boring and a disappointment.
[These notes were made in 1987:]. The first Allingham I've read, and I'm glad I did. Her specialty is vivid portraits of highly eccentric characters, combined with a control of language that at times resembles Dorothy Sayers', altho' it is not so self-consciously literary. I chuckled a lot in this...
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