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Mr. Campion's Quarry

3.54  ·  Rating Details ·  56 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
refined, cultured upper class dabbling in sleuthing and darned good at it. The kind of book to be read after dinner with a fire going in the fireplace, a glass of sherry and a biscuit or two. A delightful British whodunit whether read or watched.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published July 1st 1991 by Carroll & Graf Publishers (first published 1970)
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Jul 27, 2010 Polly rated it it was ok
Definitely the worst of Youngman-Carter's pretend Margery Allingham's (he was her husband and finished a book after her death, and then got the idea he could write them himself). Only towards the end is Campion believeably himself, and most of the other characters are rather bad pastiches of genuine Allingham characters. I'm not sorry I read it once, but I'll never bother again, which is pretty damming from me, as I'm a serious re-reader.
Jul 17, 2012 Kestrell rated it did not like it
Crap, complete crap. I expect that, although he stuck his dead wife's name on this, her husband really wrote it, completely abandoning the witch, charm, and continuity, of his wife's creation and replacing it with his own James Bond fantasies. I like to think that, if there is a Hell, there is a special place for family members who appropriate good art and then turn it into trash just to make a few bucks.
Nov 18, 2014 Dru rated it liked it
The first Youngman Carter p.p. Allingham I've read. It worked rather well, in the same slightly cool style of her later Campion books, though I miss the occasionally potty exuberance of the younger models.
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Aka Maxwell March.

Margery Louise Allingham was born in Ealing, London in 1904 to a family of writers. Her father, Herbert John Allingham, was editor of The Christian Globe and The New London Journal, while her mother wrote stories for women's magazines. Margery's aunt, Maud Hughes, also ran a magazine. Margery earned her first fee at the age of eight, for a story printed in her aunt's magazine.

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