Police at the Funeral Paperback
Amateur detective Albert Campion is summoned to Cambridge to assist the Faraday family with a mystery.
He must untangle a web of family resentments and discover the truth behind the disappearance of one of the Faraday cousins, vanished without trace one Sunday morning after church, only to be found dead ina secluded stream.
Matters are complicated further by the murder of Julia, one of the Faraday sisters, poisoned by her morning cup of tea.
Campion must unravel a chillingly ingenious plot, strewn with red herrings to get to the real secret of the Faradays.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/03/2007
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780099507345
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Review by riverwillow
Campion is called in by an old friend to investigate the disappearance of his fiancée's uncle, Andrew Seeley. Until his disappearance Seeley lived in a house ruled, and run on strict Victorian rules, by Caroline Faraday and inhabited by Great Aunt Caroline's children and impecunious relatives. But evil lurks in the house and soon there are a couple of murders, which Campion, in his unorthodox manner, sets out to solve while simultaneously protecting Joyce, his friend Marcus's fiancée. Although some might feel that the book is dated, it is marvellously evocative both of the attitudes and mores of the period, but also of the kind of claustrophobic and closed environment in which evil flourishes. Wonderful.