The Fear Sign (Albert Campion Mystery #5)
Publish date: May 8th 2000
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Cozy Mystery
, Golden Age Mystery
Series: Albert Campion 9 (#5)
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...
Ms. Allingham, you can't just slap some Ruritanian Romance into your mystery. It does not work, just like the Holy Grail stand-in, tower-of-mystery trappings in [b:Look to the Lady|383189|Look to the Lady (Albert Campion Mystery #3)|Margery Allingham|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1348706971s/383189.j...
This is outright adventure, with discredited heirs, regal impersonations, postage-stamp kingdoms, international implications, and a whale of a treasure hunt.The story itself is great fun, but Amanda Fitton makes it her own. Flame haired, talking a mile a minute, reviving ancient motor cars, turning...
[These notes were made in 1990. I read an Avon, 1989 printing:]. This is the Allingham equivalent of Strong Poison, the novel in which her detective meets and solves a case surrounding his future wife. Amanda Pontisbright is not on trial for her life as Harriet Vane is, but she is physically threat...