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Look to the Lady by Margery Allingham
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it was amazing

Margery Allingham's third Albert Campion novel has everything you could ever ask of an English cottage mystery! A prodigal son, mysterious characters, kidnapping, car chases, otherworldly hauntings, spectral beings, young lovers...the list goes on, but in Allingham's capable hands, all with style and wit and cohesive storytelling that keeps readers turning the pages for more. Campion is his most fatuous to-date, and his rollicking relationship with factotum Lugg keeps spirits high, even when there's murder and mayhem afoot.

The best part of any Allingham plot is her ability to take the most fantastic ideas and make them seem completely plausible, even mundane. First published in 1931, the romance with which we now view the era only adds to the charm of this lovely little pot-boiler. As the story unfolds and the mysteries are unraveled, Campion gleefully moves the action along with one episode after another of derring-do, fighting the good fight and winning out in the end.
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Reading Progress

February 21, 2019 – Started Reading
February 21, 2019 – Shelved
March 24, 2019 – Finished Reading

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