Margery Allingham – More Work for the Undertaker (1948)


Golden Age
Category: Spooky cover
Date Finished: August 30, 2015

Campion returns after three years to investigate a murder within a very idiosyncratic family. Lugg’s undertaker brother-in-law asks for the investigation so that things can be cleared up quickly and let him get back to his shady dealings. This one seemingly reverts back to a classic murder investigation for Campion, rather than a thriller of giant conspiracy, but the ending fails to follow through on this. The resolution did not seem to follow the rest of novel, and was rather a disappointment. The characters are well formed and interesting, but the book is somewhat slow-moving with no suspense.

Two to go:

Vintage Golden Card 2015-08-30


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