The Crime At Black Dudley

The Crime At Black Dudley

Book - 2006
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A house-party with a glittering guest-list. An imposing country estate with endless shadowy staircases and unused rooms. The breathless period between the two world wars. It's the ideal setting for the classic English murder mystery, and bringing it to perfection is the introduction - in a supporting role, for the first and last time - of Albert Campion, the consummate (if compulsively quipping) Gentleman Sleuth. The guests take some time to be grateful for Campion's presence; he is a bit peculiar, and they have more than enough distractions, what with various complicated love affairs, a curious ritual involving a jewelled dagger, and a deadly game of hide-and-seek. But the savvy reader will be singing hosannas from Campion's first appearance, knowing that it marks the beginning of one of the most intelligent and delightful series in the history of crime fiction. An extremely fine tale of death in an English country house - New York Times
Publisher: [New York] : Felony & Mayhem, 2006, c1929.
ISBN: 9781933397429
Characteristics: 256 p. ; 19 cm.


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Apr 30, 2019

An oldie but goodie.

Mar 21, 2017

I read about half the book, but I couldn't get into it.

cals_peggy Oct 01, 2015

This novel featuring Albert Campion, of TV fame, was first published in 1929.

EuSei Sep 22, 2014

Very interesting book. Unfortunately, Albert Campion doesn't appear much, and the story looses a bit without him.

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