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Police at the Funeral by Margery Allingham
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Mar 02, 12

bookshelves: mystery, albert-campion, crime, read-in-2012
Read from February 24 to March 02, 2012

Definitely not my favourite volume from this series. The mystery itself is quite well plotted, with a nice surprising solution at the ending. And once again the writing turns out to be wonderfully detailed and enjoyable. But, on the other hand, the unlikeable characters and the gloomy atmosphere Campion encounters in the manor house tend to drag you down. They don't feel as lively and quirky as their counterparts in other books of the same series. The book, ununsually for a Campion Mystery, also has a few unfortunate cases of racial overtones & stereotyping going on, that may be attributed to the climate in which the book was written, but will make the modern reader feel uncomfortable.
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02/24/2012 "Ja, das ist die Ausgabe mit dem gemalten Peter Davison auf dem Cover. *g* <3"
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