The China Governess : A Mystery, Paperback
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


Timothy Kinnit needs Albert Campion's help. He is rich, handsome and successful but his past is a mystery to him and he needs Campion to find out how it connects him to the notorious Turk Street Mile slum.

In addition, his own illustrious adopted family has a sinister secret of his own - involving a murderous nineteenth-century governess - that must also be brought to life by Campion's investigations.

An Albert Campion mystery.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780099506119



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A late Campion, with some similarities to but not as good as the brilliant "Tiger in the Smoke". Sometimes I find Allingham's writing rather opaque, as she lets characters express their emotions in a very oblique way and I'm not always sure I understand her meaning... however the story and characters held my interest. Don't start with this one, again it's one for the fans...

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