This is a Vintage Murder Mystery - With a new introduction by Susan Hill.
Agatha Christie called her 'a shining light'. Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of the classic murder mystery?
A fog is creeping through the weary streets of London - so too are whispers that the Tiger is back in town, undetected by the law, untroubled by morals. And the rumours are true: Jack Havoc, charismatic outlaw, knife-wielding killer and ingenious jail-breaker, is on the loose once again.
As Havoc stalks the smog-cloaked alleyways of the city, it falls to Albert Campion to hunt down the fugitive and put a stop to his rampage - before it's too late...As urbane as Lord Wimsey...as ingenious as Poirot...Meet one of crime fiction's Great Detectives, Mr Albert Campion.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 07/05/2015
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781784701598
Showing 1 - 1 of 1 reviews.
Review by bezoar44
A band of series characters - all well drawn - deal with a number of villains, including a ruthless murderer escaped from prison and bent on revenge, in the midst of a dense London fog. There's not a lot of mystery, but there is great tension. Beyond the plot, the book also sets up a tension between a materialist worldview and a sort of mystic view, and reaches and ending that can be read to validate either frame. It suffers a bit from the sense that some characters are disposable compared to others, but not too badly.