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Mystery Mile - Margery Allingham
Mystery Mile
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Judge Crowdy Lobbett has found evidence pointing to the identity of the criminal mastermind behind the deadly Simister gang. After four attempts on his life, he ends up seeking the help of the enigmatic and unorthodox amateur sleuth, Albert Campion. After Campion bundles Lobbett off to a country... show more
Judge Crowdy Lobbett has found evidence pointing to the identity of the criminal mastermind behind the deadly Simister gang. After four attempts on his life, he ends up seeking the help of the enigmatic and unorthodox amateur sleuth, Albert Campion. After Campion bundles Lobbett off to a country house in Mystery Mile, deep in the Suffolk countryside, all manner of adventures ensue. It's a race against time for Campion to get the judge to safety and decipher the clue to their mysterious enemy's name.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099474692 (0099474697)
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Pages no: 222
Edition language: English
Series: Albert Campion 9 (#2)
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Juuli's Bookshelf
Juuli's Bookshelf rated it
3.0 Mystery Mile by Margery Allingham
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
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...
helenliz
helenliz rated it
4.0 Mystery Mile
This was a good read. The character has clearly developed from the first appearance and is clearly now the lynchpin of the book. He is also becomming more of an individual. There are elements that could be described as Whimsey-esque, but he manages to get by without Whimsey's angst. There is an air ...
antediluvian Germans in a pantry
antediluvian Germans in a pantry rated it
2.0 Mystery Mile: Albert Campion #2
Tries very hard to be poor man's Lord Peter Wimsey, fails completely.
Andrea K Höst
Andrea K Höst rated it
Although still concerned with international crime syndicates, Mystery Mile is a good, page-turning mystery, and a thorough-going introduction to Albert Campion as main character (rather than bit part). There's an almost Holmesian quality to these stories and it's hard not to be charmed by Campion, ...
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