The China Governess : A Mystery, Paperback Book
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A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERYAgatha Christie called her `a shining light'.

Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of the classic murder mystery?Timothy Kinnit needs the help of private detective Albert Campion.

Kinnit 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 its own - involving a murderous nineteenth-century governess - that must also be brought to light by Campion's investigations. As urbane as Lord ingenious as Poirot...

Meet one of crime fiction's Great Detectives, Mr Albert Campion.


  • 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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