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The Beckoning Lady (Albert Campion #15) Albert Campion is spending the summer in Pontisbright with his family, visiting the charming, eccentric Minnie and Tonker Cassand for their renowned summertime festivities.Amanda and Albert are saddened by the recent death of the beloved but aged man they called Uncle William Nonetheless, Mr Campion is looking forward to a pleasant summer vacation with friends.But from the first chapter, going into the story, we know that all is not well, since we have already been apprised of the presence o Albert Campion is spending the summer in Pontisbright with his family, visiting the charming, eccentric Minnie and Tonker Cassand for their renowned summertime festivities.Amanda and Albert are saddened by the recent death of the beloved but aged man they called Uncle William Nonetheless, Mr Campion is looking forward to a pleasant summer vacation with friends.But from the first chapter, going into the story, we know that all is not well, since we have already been apprised of the presence of as yet undiscov Truth is such a naked lady, Mr Campion spoke softly Apparently in well regulated country families no one is so indelicate as to stare at all of her at once What a nicely savage way she has of putting things I read all the earlier Campions years ago, in the first flush of my enthusiasm for the classic British masters of mystery Somehow it escaped my notice that Margery Allingham had written nearly twice as many, again, featuring Campion in a smaller role and a wonderful, larger than life Truth is such a naked lady, Mr Campion spoke softly Apparently in well regulated country families no one is so indelicate as to stare at all of her at once What a nicely savage way she has of putting things I read all the earlier Campions years ago, in the first flush of my enthusiasm for the classic British masters of mystery Somehow it escaped my notice that Margery Allingham had written nearly twice as many, again, featuring Campion in a smaller role and a wonderful, larger than life rumble of a police detective called Charlie Luke for connoisseurs, Stanislaus Oates ascends to the highest rank of office in Scotland Yard and is rarely heard from again These later novels are almost all wonderful Appealing in character, as ever, but ominous in feeling in a way that reminds me of Patricia Highsmith and Muriel Spark Brilliant and warm hearted, and full of tongue rolling turns of phrase, but with a savage, slithering lit Albert Campion, Family, Lugg And DCI Charles Luke Are On Hand In Suffolk When Friends Minnie And Tonker Cassands Prepare For Their Annual Party At Minnie S House, The Beckoning Lady But Minnie Has Serious Problems With The Inland Revenue, And The Dead Man In The Ditch Is A Tax Inspector.All The Books From Albert Campion Series Are Standalone Titles And Can Be Read In Any Order. I did enjoy this book I ve always wanted to throw a great, big, stupendous party like the one featured here The ending was great but overall this book is hard to follow The plot becomes somewhat comprehensible by the time you reach the end but it s a strange one There are a slew of extraneous characters that add nothing The whole thing often seems like listening to a deeply involved conversation between people who know each other well and have a long history when you don t know either of th I did enjoy this book I ve always wanted to throw a great, big, stupendous party like the one featured here The ending was great but overall this book is hard to follow The plot becomes somewhat comprehensible by the time you reach the end but it s a strange one There are a slew of extraneous characters that add nothing The whole thing often seems like listening to a deeply Most boring Albert Campion mystery I have read This is a pity since they are usually so much fun In this book, nothing much happens, really We know that there is a body out there and we wait for it to be discovered We know that there will be a big party, and we watch the preparations progress We think that there will be some denoument at the party, but Albert Campion is spending time in Suffolk with his wife Amanda and small son Rupert along with Scotland Yard Detective Charlie Luke who is convalescing from an injury acquired in the course of duty Near neighbours Minnie and Tonker are holding a huge and sprawling party to which everyone is invited But the day before the party a body is discovered and it seems many people may have had a reason to wish the victim out of the way.This is a fascinating and amusing story of life in the ninetee Albert Campion is spending time in Suffolk with his wife Amanda and small son Rupert along with Scotland Yard Detective Charlie Luke who is convalescing from an injury acquired in the course of duty Near neighbours Minnie and Tonker are h This Campion mystery was interesting because the mystery really didn t make up much of the story muchtime is spent in introducing some very vivid and entertaining characters and reintroducing some old ones The mystery is there, but it almost seems an afterthought It is alway This was significantly harder to follow than others in the series I think throwing in the financial and property issues was too much on top of needing to decipher the period slang and oblique storytelling style which I typically enjoy Either that, or my mind is getting slower. I absolutely love Margery Allingham and I think her Campion character is wonderful But this is a book that s just for the enthusiasts I found it rambling, lacking structure, sometimes verging on the incoherent And the plot is a let down too This is one to avoid until you ve read most of the o Rereading a book I own I liked it better last time This time, it seemed overpopulated with eccentric characters popping in and out of scenes to have lively dialog in dated British slang It s all a bit manic for a hot summer weekend s read.


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