Coroner's Pidgin, Paperback
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Just returned from years overseas on a secret mission, Albert Campion is relaxing in his bath when his servant Lugg and a lady of unmistakably aristocratic bearing appear in his flat carrying the corpse of a woman.

At first Campion is unwilling to get involved, but he is forced to bring his powers of protection to bear on the case, and to solve not only the mystery of the murdered woman but also the alarming disappearance of some well-known art treasures.

Also available from Vintage in the Albert Campion series: Mystery Mile.

Sweet Danger. Flowers for the Judge. The Case of Late Pig. The Fashion in Shrouds. Traitor's Purse. The Tiger in the Smoke.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780099492788



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Excellent detective novel set in 1945 wartime London. Some of the characters are rather flightl and overwrought, which gets a bit tiresome but I think that's how some people really were. Issues of class and expectations complicate the case while all Campion wants is to be left alone to catch his train out of London to enjoy his first home leave in a long while.

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