Top critical review
One person found this helpful
If this is a good example of Margery Allingham's style ( it is the ...
on 11 October 2017
If this is a good example of Margery Allingham's style ( it is the first I have read) I don't want any more of it. A man holds a secret which we are never told and he does not know himself, and the villains' attempt to kill him before he divulges it all fail. Campion throws a mouse on to an electrocuted stage and thus saves this man, whom he hides in a secluded house,, from which he suddenly disappears. The Police are not to be told of any of this. The are several other non sequiturs. Nor did I like Campion's style of clever-clever English.