"Margery Allingham has precious few peers and no superiors" (Sunday Times)
"One of the finest "golden age" crime novelists" (Sunday Telegraph)
"Miss Allingham has a strong, well controlled sense of humour, a power of suggesting character with a few touches and an excellent English style. She has a sense of the fantastic, and is never dull" (Times Literary Supplement) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
From the Back Cover
'Right to the end...Miss Allingham kept her scene fresh and her characters contemporary' Time magazine
Albert Campion sets out to plumb the secrets of Saltey, an ancient hamlet on the Essex marshes. Once the haunt of smugglers, now it hides a secret rich and mysterious enough to trap all who enter - and someone in the village is willing to terrorise, murder and raise the very devil to keep that secret to themselves.
Also available from Vintage in the Albert Campion series
Police at the Funeral
Flowers for the Judge
The Case of the Late Pig
The Fashion in Shrouds
More Work for the Undertaker
The Tiger in the Smoke
The Beckoning Lady
Hide My Eyes
The China Governess--This text refers to the Paperback edition.