Albert Campion is asked to get involved with a strange case in the middle of a very bad London fog. A young relative of his, Meg a widow, is about to remarry but she keeps receiving photographs through the post of her late husband in situations where the photographs can only have been taken recently. Is it a crude blackmail attempt or is it more sinister than that?
Featuring the inimitable Charlie Luke, some definitely strange criminals and a marvellous clergyman this is an entertaining mystery story with some nail biting moments when it looks as though no one is going to get out of the mess alive. Many of the interactions between the characters have much more depth than can usually be expected from crime novels.
Margery Allingham was writing when English detective fiction was in its heyday - the Golden Age of crime fiction - and the story has stood the test of time. It portrays an era when principles were important in everyday life and people tried to live up to certain standards. If you like your crime fiction in the classic mould then try Margery Allingham's Campion stories.
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