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The Tiger in the Smoke
The Tiger in the Smoke | Margery Allingham
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Meg's marriage to self-made millionaire Geoffrey Levett should have been happy, until she began receiving photos of her late husband Martin, presumed dead in WWII. She calls on old friend Albert Campion to get to the bottom of things. For Campion, the case was cut and dry - until a brutal triple murder.
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A slow start for me, being the first of these books I‘ve read and there were a lot of characters from previous stories who I didn‘t really know. That said, once I got into it I found a thrilling, surprising, suspenseful book that makes the most of a postwar setting. It made for an excellent companion by this fire in Mayo, certainly.

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HardcoverHearts
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I am finally reading at a good clip now. I have to read 5 books for a class I am attending at Oxford University in little over 3 weeks time. The class is called 200 Years of British Murder. I have finished 3 of the 5 books. Starting the 4th novel, which I hope to get done tomorrow and finish up by the end of the week. I have taken a class with this instructor before so I think I get where he is going with these choices in material. So exciting!

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Magslhalliday
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Set in 1950s London, this Campion novel meditates on good, evil, innocence and fate. There's a serial killer lose in the smog, and who can catch him? Brilliant, as ever, and brutal.

BookishFeminist I've never heard of this book or author before. I'm going to have to check this out! 4y
Magslhalliday @BookishFeminist the really early 1930s Campions start as a spoof of Lord Peter Wimsey (himself a Holmes homage by Dorothy L Sayers) but Allingham evolves the character beautifully as time passes. This and Traitors Purse are brilliant. (Of their time, obv) 4y
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Magslhalliday
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Went to local library book sale. I can't remember if I have this one already, but I can never resist a green-and-cream Campion novel.