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The Return of Mr Campion - Margery Allingham.

The Return of Mr Campion by Margery Allingham.

I really like to read books by Margery Allingham and have all her novels featuring detective
Albert Campion, so it was quite a treat to receive this collection of short stories from Crime Classics
Review Club. It is a collection of essays, detective stories featuring Campion, ghost stories and love stories. The essays are charming and interesting stories where Allingham writes about her work as a writer,
how she became one and the art of mystery writing. We also learn about Albert Campions first
appearance in a novel and his insistence on participating in following mysteries. In this collection Campion features in about half of the stories - in two of them only as a listener to
Inspector Charlie Lukes narrations.
It was a lovely reunion with Allingham and I especially enjoyed the short stories in which Campion
took part.