Mystery Mile

Mystery Mile

Albert Campion Mystery Series, Book 2

eBook - 2014
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The notoriously deadly Simister gang is after judge Crowdy Lobbett. Lobbett managed to escape death several times already but the fear for his life is never worse when some of his close friends begin to disappear mysteriously. In a moment of utter desperation the judge turns for help to the enigmatic and unassuming amateur sleuth, Albert Campion.Campion convinces Lobbett that the safest place to hide is the remote country house in Mystery Mile in Suffolk, but the detective realises how wrong he was when strange accidents begin to happen there and the judge's life is more in danger than ever. Will Albert Campion manage to win the race against time and save Lobbett? Will he solve the enigma of the enemy's name?Mystery Mile, first published in 1930, is second of the Margery Allingham novels starring eccentric amateur sleuth, Albert Campion, and his indispensible butler and bodyguard, Magersfontein Lugg.
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Reader, 2014
ISBN: 9781448214228
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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With the Simister Gang out to get him, America is too hot for Judge Lobbett. He takes refuge on an island on the Suffolk coast, but even there life is far from peaceful. Blackmail, abduction and sudden death bring matters to a climax. It is Albert Campion, with the unorthodox help of his man Lugg... Read More »


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athena14
Nov 18, 2017

The only way I could endure Albert Campion's flippant nonsense was to put them in Noel Coward's voice. Even so, it became very tiresome.

EuSei May 27, 2015

Margery Allingham walks a very fine line with sleuth Albert Campion. His silliness sometimes gets on ones’ nerve, but she’s quick enough to swerve the reader’s attention to some new fact or some funny comment or situation—so you immediately forgive her! I had a hard time getting through her first Campion book (The Crime at Black Dudley), it took me several pages to want to continue reading, but it paid off. This is an enjoyable, old-fashioned story. I especially like the character Magersfontein Lugg—where can I find me another Lugg??? The TV series is good, but doesn't capture Campion's silly and vacuous persona as well as the book describes him. Worth watching though.

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EuSei May 27, 2015

It's crackers to slip a rozzer the dropsy in snide. (Magersfontein Lugg)

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