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From the Publisher“Margery Allingham deserves to be rediscovered.”
A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY
Private detective Albert Campion is summoned to Cambridge to assist the Faraday family with a mystery. He must untangle a web of family resentments and discover the truth behind the disappearance of one of the Faraday cousins, ...
A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY
Private detective Albert Campion is summoned to Cambridge to assist the Faraday family with a mystery. He must untangle a web of family resentments and discover the truth behind the disappearance of one of the Faraday cousins, vanished without trace one Sunday morning after church, only to be found dead in a secluded stream.
Matters are complicated further by the murder of Julia, one of the Faraday sisters, poisoned by her morning cup of tea. Campion must unravel a chillingly ingenious plot, strewn with red herrings to get to the real secret of the Faradays.
As urbane as Lord Wimsey... as ingenious as Poirot... Meet one of crime fiction's Great Detectives, Mr Albert Campion.
In this master detective novel, Albert Campion displays the charm and skill that made him Margery Allingham's best-loved character. This time Albert steps in to try and solve the murder of Andrew Faraday. Soon he suspects that a ruthless killer is out to remove all the Faradays, one by one.
Posted June 10, 2003
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
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.
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.