Vintage Golden Age Mystery
Scavenger Hunt Category: Two people
Date Finished: April 10, 2016
What a disappointment. A not-very-suspenseful suspense novel with very little Campion. The characterizations are good, but the plot is weak. We are introduced to a quirky little section of London and some interesting characters, including a liar, thief and killer. His interactions with several different people are described, as well as the net closing in around him. What we don’t see is Campion, as he barely appears, especially in the resolution. The ending is straightforward with no surprises or suspense. This is really the study of a charming killer with nothing for Campion to do. Allingham writes very well, as usual, so I’ll give this three stars out of five, but it is more like a two-and-a-half.