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by Margery Allingham

eBook The China Governess: Albert Campion #17 download ISBN: 1934609633
Author: Margery Allingham
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem; Reprint edition (November 16, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 304
ePub: 1660 kb
Fb2: 1375 kb
Rating: 4.1
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Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Mystery

Campion proved so successful that Allingham made him the centrepiece of another 17 novels and over 20 short stories, continuing into the 1960s.

Campion proved so successful that Allingham made him the centrepiece of another 17 novels and over 20 short stories, continuing into the 1960s. Series: Albert Campion (Book 17).

The China Governess book. Margery Allingham has worked her way up to a worthy place among the tiny hierarchy of front-rankers in the detective world" (Tatler). One of the finest 'golden age' crime novelists" (Sunday Telegraph). Faultless" (The Times). For tho Alternate cover for this ASIN can be found here.

Margery Louise Allingham (20 May 1904 – 30 June 1966) was an English novelist from the "Golden Age of Detective Fiction", best remembered for her hero, the gentleman sleuth Albert Campion. Initially believed to be a parody of Dorothy L. Sayers' detective Lord Peter Wimsey, Campion matured into a strongly individual character, part-detective, part-adventurer, who formed the basis for 18 novels and many short stories.

1962) (Book 17 in the Albert Campion series) A novel by Margery Allingham. Title: China Governess (Ulverscroft large print series. Timothy Kinnit is rich, handsome and well-bred. He seems to have everything.

Campion 17: THE CHINA GOVERNESS Margery Allingham Avon Books, April 1990 Good. The image you are seeing is the actual book you will be receiving, not a stock photo. Reading creases on the spine. I always combine shipping to help you save money.

Good to see Margery Allingham featured. John Till Allingham not a very close relation (if at all)but 'Ralph Rollington' who published and wrote for boys weeklies in the 1880s was Margery's 'wild uncle John'. Good to see Margery Allingham featured.

Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of. .Timothy Kinnit needs the help of private detective Albert Campion. The China Governess: A Mystery Albert Campion (Том 17), Margery Allingham Campion mystery.

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.

A vintage murder mystery. Agatha 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

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Hardcover Paperback Kindle. Margery Allingham was one of the highly reputed authors from England, who was famous for writing books based on the mystery and thriller genres. She was best remembered as an English author of golden age detective fiction novels, especially for the stories featuring the sleuth named Albert Campion. Author Margery was born as Margery Louise Allingham in Ealing, London, on May 20, 1904. She belonged to a family that totally involved in literature.

One of these was a fragment of a terrace of early Victorian middle-class houses of a type which had once lined the broad road for two miles on either side.

One of these was a fragment of a terrace of early Victorian middle-class houses of a type which had once lined the broad road for two miles on either side k-bricked, with semi-basement kitchens and once-splendid flights of stone steps leading to square porches and fine front doors. The middle one possessed a cast-iron gate with a patch of bald, sour earth just inside it, and a name plate bearing the number 172 and the words Waterloo Lodge welded to its serpentine tracery

The golden sprig of a rich aristocratic family, Timothy Kinnit is about to marry the girl of his dreams. But when rumors start to circulate about his parentage, the young lady's father puts the kibosh on the wedding, and shortly thereafter, Timothy becomes the chief suspect in a housebreaking and a suspicious death. When Mr. Campion gets involved, he finds that somebody will go to very ugly lengths to keep Timothy from finding the answers he needs.
Comments: (7)
Grinin
This is not prime Allingham but still a book her regular readers will want to read and new readers should enjoy. As was increasingly true as the series ran into its last years, Mr. Campion increasingly fades into the background. In point of fact, in this one, the Governess, the one who nurtured the young hero almost from birth, is the most prominent and interesting character. The story is somewhat muddled but at the core is the very young couple who want to marry but are being kept apart by whispers about him and the family into which he was adopted. For them to marry requires that a clean slate be brought to the girls father which would attest to her husband-to-be's derivation, place in the world. Campion is brought into the situation and, in turn, coopts his police friend into the matter. There is a complexity of paternities, lost and false identities, which contribute to some confusion for the reader.
All in all, an enjoyable, but not notable, outing for one of the Mistresses of the Classic British Crime Novel.
Coidor
Sadly, this is one of the last books of the Campion series; I'm going to really miss these books when I've finished. Sigh. Oh well, I suppose that's why I keep these things forever so that someday I can go back and reread them. In the prologue, a council flat is vandalized to such an extent that it gives one of its occupants a fatal stroke upon her discovery of the damage. Then on to the main part of the novel: Timothy Kinnit and Julia Laurell are a young couple engaged to be married. Both are from upper class families, and are happy as can be. However, Julia's father decides that the marriage will not happen, due to rumors that are being passed along about Tim's parentage. Although Julia does not care, Tim is determined to seek the truth about his identity, but as he investigates he runs up against several obstacles -- and needs the help of Albert Campion. Once again we find Campion in the background, not as active as in the earlier part of the series -- here lending his cool-headedness and deductive prowess. However, the story was quite good, but then at the end I got a bit confused and had to backtrack to figure out what it was I missed. I love these books, but sometimes they can get bogged down with dialogue that detracts from the main part of the story. I'd recommend it to classic mystery fans, those who like British mysteries and those who are considering the series. However, to the latter I say do NOT start with this one, but go back and start with the first one so you can watch the development of Campion's character. Personally, I liked him better in the older books.
Arcanefist
I have read Mystery writers for fifty years and have always preferred the British. But not this one! The story and plot were just plain uninteresting and there was really no excitement in the characterization,plot,and ending. Finished with the feeling I could have spent this reading time much more enjoyably with a different book!
Zetadda
I did not get this book
Andromajurus
Fun with Albert and a young couple trying to discovery the old family mysteries. Enjoyable read and a wonderful nanny character.
Eng.Men
Typically wonderful Allingham.
Ydely
Good Read!
Like all Allinghams, a great read.