Pearls Before Swine
Publish date: November 1st 1984
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Series: Albert Campion 9 (#12)
I'm not a terrific fan of Campion, but I am partial to this particular scenario: The return to civilian life after WWI or WWII. And it doesn't hurt that when I think back on these (it's been years since I read them), I now picture one of my favorite actors (Peter Davison) in the role.
Poor Albert Campion has his first leave in four years and gets sucked into an investigation of murder / art looting. I was pleased to see that for once the American character wasn't a backwoods yokel or a vulgar buffoon. I found Amanda Fitton supremely annoying in Sweet Danger, so I was surprisingly...
After three years of service overseas during World War II, Campion returns home to enjoy two precious weeks of leave, and immediately gets drawn into murder.This is a novel of change, of the wreck of the old world, and the formation of a new one, as the madcap attitudes of the 20s-30s generation giv...
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