» » Mystery Mile

Mystery Mile ePub download

by Margery Allingham

  • Author: Margery Allingham
  • ISBN: 0532122801
  • ISBN13: 978-0532122807
  • ePub: 1968 kb | FB2: 1920 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Classics
  • Publisher: Woodhill Pr (June 1975)
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 658
  • Format: lrf docx mobi rtf
Mystery Mile ePub download

Margery Louise Allingham (20 May 1904 – 30 June 1966) was an English novelist from the "Golden Age of Detective Fiction", best remembered for her hero, the gentleman sleuth Albert Campion

Margery Louise Allingham (20 May 1904 – 30 June 1966) was an English novelist from the "Golden Age of Detective Fiction", best remembered for her hero, the gentleman sleuth Albert Campion. Initially believed to be a parody of Dorothy L. Sayers's detective Lord Peter Wimsey, Campion matured into a strongly individual character, part-detective, part-adventurer, who formed the basis for 18 novels and many short stories.

She and Isopel were standing in the entrance to the yew puzzle. Mr Campion had dashed down to interview the police trap on the far side of the Stroud. Mr Campion had dashed down to interview the police trap on the far side of the Stroud ery corner of the maze with dogged obstinacy, and Marlowe was scouring the grounds. Mr Barber, a stolid expression of surprise upon his face, was seated bolt upright in a deck chair upon the lawn, his leather case upon his knee, considerably bewildered by the whole affair.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In this early Campion mystery, the mild-mannered detective sets out to investigate why someone would attempt to kill an American judge. Whether by bad luck or bad marksmanship.

1 Among Those Present. I’LL BET YOU fifty dollars, even money,’ said the American who was sitting nearest the door in the opulent lounge of the homeward-bound Elephantine, ‘that that man over there is murdered within a fortnight. But I’ll meet you at Verrey’s a fortnight today and we’ll make a night of it. That suit you?’ ‘The twenty-second,’ said the American, making a note of it in his book. He’s a great old bo.

Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY Agatha Christie called her ‘a shining light’

A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY Agatha Christie called her ‘a shining light’. Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of the classic murder mystery? Judge Crowdy Lobbett is a man of justice, an upstanding pillar of American society. And now he's a man in deadly peril, tailed across the Atlantic by the ruthless Simister gang. Luckily for Judge Lobbett, however, he makes the acquaintance of one Albert Campion during his voyage to England.

Police at the Funeral. A vintage murder mystery

Police at the Funeral. A vintage murder mystery. Nestled along the Adriatic coastline, the kingdom of Averna has suddenly - and suspiciously - become the hottest property in Europe, and Albert Campion is given the task of recovering the long-missing proofs of ownership.

By Margery Allingham. Campion is in a race against time if he wants to solve them mystery before the killer strikes again. By Margery Allingham. Books (Death of a Ghost); (Flowers for the Judge); and (The Case of the Late Pig). This collection includes three Campion novels in one. In Flowers for the Judge, the detective is embroiled in the death of a publishing house director.

Margery Allingham is . Rowling's favourite Golden Age author Mystery Mile, first published in 1930, is the second Margery Allingham novel starring eccentric and well-loved amateur sleuth, Albert Campion. Rowling's favourite Golden Age author. Albert Campion is sailing home when he saves the life of fellow passenger, Judge Crowdy Lobbett. Hunted by the notoriously deadly Simister gang, it seems as though the judge's troubles have followed him from America. Mystery Mile, first published in 1930, is the second Margery Allingham novel starring eccentric and well-loved amateur sleuth, Albert Campion. Thriller & Crime Historical Detectives Cosy Mysteries. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

A page dedicated to the thrilling mysteries of Margery Allingham, one of the original .

A page dedicated to the thrilling mysteries of Margery Allingham, one of the original Queens of Crime. The Tiger In the Smoke by Margery Allingham, detective fiction author of Albert Campion.

In this early Campion mystery, the mild-mannered detective sets out to investigate why someone would attempt to kill an American judge. Whether by bad luck or bad marksmanship, four others have already died in place of Judge Lobbett. The tale involves a complex plot, a host of unforgettable characters, and a good dose of British humor, making it a classic in the genre.
MOQ
Returning home to London from the United States on a steamship, the vacuous-seeming Albert Campion saves Judge Crowdy Lobbett from death by electrocution from a poorly-wired magician’s cabinet. Judge Lobbett, as Campion learns from a fellow passenger, Alistair Ferguson Babar, has recently escaped death four times – accidents that killed individuals close to him. Lobbett is the judge attempting to take down the infamous Simister gang. The gang operates internationally, and no one has ever seen Simister, the leader of the gang, except for one man who was killed shortly afterward. In London, Campion is visited by Lobbett’s son, Malcolm, who enlists Campion’s help to keep his father alive. Thinking of his friends Giles and Biddy Paget and their secluded home on Mystery Mile, a tiny village surrounded by marshes, Campion convinces the Lobbett family to rent the Padget’s home for the next few weeks. However, after dinner on the very night the Lobbetts arrive, the Lobetts, Pagets, Campion and the village’s vicar are visited by a wandering palmist who seems to know more about them than he should. After the palmist leaves, the vicar excuses himself, returns to his home, and commits suicide. The next day, Judge Lobbett disappears from the center of a maze on the Paget’s property, and soon afterward, Biddy is kidnapped. Campion knows that it is the work of the Simister gang and to protect his friends and the Judge, he must stop Simister himself at any cost.

Mystery Mile is the second book in Margery Allingham’s Campion series, but is the first to feature Albert Campion as the main character. We know little of Campion as a character after the first book, as Allingham intended to have another character feature in her mystery series. Campion is a very intelligent and resourceful individual; however, he frequently plays the part of a very fatuous well-to-do Englishman, who, as a result, is underestimated by the villain in the book. I also think he is underestimated by readers, especially in the early books, before Allingham matures him as a man and a detective, and he loses his silliness in later books.

Although Allingham was considered one of the “Queens of Crime” during the Golden Age of Detection, Mystery Mile is not a typical whodunit of the period. It has some whodunit elements, as well as some spy elements and is also something of an adventure story. There is the obligatory death, but this is not a typical murder mystery. I realize there are many who don’t like Allingham as much as Christie or Sayers, but I find Campion’s silliness fun – there are so many serious detectives, and Campion can be serious, but he does have an irreverent side that I find very refreshing. I honestly did not catch on to the identity of the villain and there were one or two other “red herrings” that worked on me and contributed to my enjoyment.
Ndyardin
In this, the second appearance of “Albert Campion” we are treated to a masterful and sweeping mystery tale in the grandest of grand manners.

Mr. Campion is quietly enlisted to the aid of Judge Crowdy Lobbett. It soon becomes apparent that Lobbett’s life is in danger because he knows too much about a notorious underworld organization, Simister, which is legendary and ruthless.

Judge Lobbett, his son Malcolm and daughter Isopel, are all taken to a remote manor of Mystery Mile for their safety. Arriving at Mystery Mile they are greeted by the (impoverished) lord of the manor, young Giles, and his sister Biddy.

Soon the judge goes missing, which is upsetting for Giles and Biddy, while Albert seems oddly sanguine about this turn of events. The seriousness of the situation is offset by the persistent efforts of a purported art expert who wishes to authenticate and sell an artwork for Judge Lobbett. He seems unable to grasp that Giles and Biddy are more concerned about their father’s life than any artwork. But the man is such a stubborn dunderhead that he is tolerated because that is easier than getting him to desist.

Bit by bit, the tale unfolds for us, as Allingham tantalizes us with hints that offer glimmers but no real answers. Along the way, we do get glimpses behind the curtain of the “Campion” character and learn fascinating things about him. We have always felt he has Friends in High Places, but it now seems that he is closely connected with a European royal family, and we learn that his first name appears to be Rudolph. There is a suggestion of disinheritance, but there still seems to be access to regal treatment and facilities when the need is great.

In reading this book, one is aware of a masterful hand working skillfully on a large elaborate canvas. It is quite exhilarating to experience the creative process as it grows with each chapter we read.
Burilar
Classic Brit Mystery-in the best sense. The author creates a nice atmosphere and the plot is solid. No rabbits pulled out of hats at the end to tie things up. A logical conclusion, in other words.

Ms Allingham is a close contemporary of Dorothy Sayers. I really like the latter, but she often has some gratuitous social/cultural commentary that doesn't add to the experience, and, in fact, can detract. But I still love her novels. "Mystery Mile" is the second Allingham book I've read. I've purchased 3 more that I intend to enjoy this winter (I hope).
The Sphinx of Driz
Margery Allingham knew how to create interesting characters, describe a setting so that you felt the atmosphere of a place without becoming bored and restless with descriptive details and add some humor to the story. Her best efforts are extraordinary and even her lesser efforts are enjoyable reading. I was going to give this four stars, because I guessed who the villain was very quickly, but changed my mind because of the detail she gave to several of the supporting characters. They each brought something extra to the story. This is an early Campion story and her later books were even more about the characters, who she allowed to drive the plots. I recommend this for anyone who loves the old golden age mysteries and would like to spend some time with pleasant, admirable people.
Mr_Mole
A 1930s book by Margery Allingham. Because of her fine reputation as an early woman mystery writer, I'm trying to read many of her books. This one was slow getting started for me. It didn't keep me awake. This is book 2 in her Albert Campion series. I've seen several of the BBC Campion mysteries and loved the character. So I started with this one because it was offered for 99 cents on Kindle. It seemed like the first half of the story was stretched....too many details, names of people. As I said, I kept falling asleep. But about half way, the story began to pick up and the last quarter was very good. Lots of old English terms and expressions that were a hoot! Was that English they were speaking?
E-Books Related to Mystery Mile: