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Read & Download è PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Þ Margery Allingham Read ✓ Mr Campion and Others ß PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Margery Allingham Þ 4 Read An enthusiastic euestrian who lives for hunting foxes pretty women and other people's jewelry A resilient nonagenarian who keeps returning from the. Not a big fan of short stories but I love the Albert Campion mysteries so it all works out Most were published in the 1940 s in various magazines Like all short stories some are stronger than others but on the whole a solid collection of mysteries

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Read & Download è PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Þ Margery Allingham Read ✓ Mr Campion and Others ß PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Margery Allingham Þ 4 Read Ust match wits with a sinister assortment of lowlifes crooks and cons in thirteen of the most baffling bemusing and breathtaking cases of his career. In spite of the stories repetitiveness I enjoyed this collection than the two Campion novels I read Allingham is enjoyable to read her prose fluid her characters likeable but she is simply not very good at writing mysteries Each of these stories relies on an insanely improbable coincidence Campion happens to have seen something related to the crime the night before or happens to know someone involved and none of them gives you enough information to come even close to figuring out the mystery on your own Somehow this is less problematic for me in short story format however This is also from a bit later in her career so perhaps she had also fully fleshed out her characterization of Campion and I responded to that I do plan to keep going with the series as I have alas and alack read all of Sayers s Wimsy books and found nothing that comes close to repairing the void in my heart

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Read & Download è PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Þ Margery Allingham Read ✓ Mr Campion and Others ß PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Margery Allingham Þ 4 Read Dead to scam unsuspecting insurance companies A safecracker who prides himself on professional incompetence Now gentleman detective Albert Campion m. A fun little set of mystery stories mostly from the 1930s They prompt some ruminations on the genre and period First off I think Margery Allingham was at her best an excellent writer albeit not one whose solutions to mysteries always follow the rules Second I think Allingham and Dorothy Sayers generally wrote memorable novels than short stories their novels have depth and complexity generally succeeding as both genre fiction and lasting literature while their short stories show much evidence of having been written to please a magazine audience The stories here in fact don t bear an enormous resemblance to Allingham s novels apart from the use of Albert Campion and Stanislaus Oates Despite the use of these characters the tales actually make me think of Wodehouse in that Campion is as well connected as Bertie Wooster and constantly helping out some foolish but pretty young woman andor her lovesick young suitor Campion however has no Jeeves in these stories merely an anonymous man which is jarring to anyone who knows the novels because in the novels Lugg is a major if un Jeeves like character As in the novels Campion is slender over thirty and wears horn rimmed glasses but here he is repeatedly described as having the kind of deceptively vacant look that Sayers s Peter Wimsey is so well known for As the two writers evolved their detectives Campion and Wimsey grew individual although they always retained some common featuresIn addition to these thoughts about Campion and short story versus novel I definitely had the feeling that Allingham was really playing to her readers expectations of stereotype here again not something the novels generally do The young society women in the stories are invariably charming and good looking but immature and eternally doing stupid things that either cause crimes to occur or to be solved One can only take so much of that and fortunately most of the women in the novels aren t like that so fortunately the stories can be read one or two at a time and enjoyed as lightweight period pieces literary meringues or baubles or whatnot

  • Paperback
  • 286
  • Mr Campion and Others
  • Margery Allingham
  • English
  • 02 August 2017
  • 9780140087833