Traitor's Purse, Paperback Book
4.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


Celebrated amateur detective Albert Campion awakes in hospital accused of attacking a police officer and suffering from acute amnesia.

All he can remember is that he was on a mission of vital importance to His Majesty's government before his accident.

On the run from the police and unable to recognise even his faithful servant Lugg or his own fiancee, Campion struggles desperately to put the pieces together while the very fate of England is at stake.

An Albert Campion mystery.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780099492832

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Brilliant, brilliant book. Set in the early 1940s Albert Campion is trying to foil a plot that will have a catastrophic effect on Britain. The only problem is he's lost his memory and can't remember a thing about it. The plot is slowly revealed as he works out who is friend and who is foe and what is going on, all the while trying to hide the fact that he can't remember anything.

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My experience of this story was coloured a bit by reading the first half while sitting in a hospital waiting to be called for xrays, which was an interesting experience as the story opens with our hero in a hospital, suffering from acute amnesia and being accused of attacking a police officer. He escapes and the adventure starts. He doesn't know who to trust or who to distrust and people around him keep dying.It's an interesting read, full of snippets of World War II experiences and reminds me of Foyles War. I will have to read more of this series, I have a suspicion that it would be interesting. There were times when I wanted more details but overall it was an interesting read. I think some of my frustrations with the story are because it's a late book in the series.

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I enjoy the Campion series. This is my favorite so far. Campion has amnesia. Narrative begins in his confusion. And stays pretty close to what he knows. Very clever. Set in early WW II.

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