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Posted June 10, 2003
Another Great Campion Thriller!
A diabolical murderer has been at work in the Victorian precincts of the manor known as Socrates Close. The formidable Great Aunt Caroline has all her wits about her, but her family does not and they have been dropping like flies. The police are naturally baffled. Only Albert Campion stands between the criminal and a particularly nasty victory. This is Golden Age crime in full glory: an extremely ingenious puzzle, very well drawn period characters (Great Aunt Caroline is unforgettable), the usual understated English humour and a villain who is memorable in more than the usual ways. One of the best Allingham books there is.
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Posted March 10, 2010
If You Like the Genre, I'd Recommend It.
While I am a fan of classic British mysteries, this is the first time that I have read a novel by Margery Allingham. I was impressed. Her style is crisp and her plot challenging and fair. Albert Campion, her detective, is well sketched and a nice change from Inspector Alleyn or Agatha Christie's more eccentric detectives.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Police at the Funeral is a fast, entertaining read. It does show its age a bit with some stereotyping, but that's contained enough not to ruin the fun. If you like this genre, I'd recommend it.