Item description for Sweet Danger (Felony & Mayhem Mysteries) (Albert Campion Mysteries) by Margery Allingham, Pascale Constantin, Larry D. Roper, Lane T. Dennis, Dev Mohan Gulur, H. Koschel & E. L. Vouyoukas...
After centuries as a Balkan backwater, the sleepy town of Averna has -- overnight -- become a stunningly valuable port, thanks to an earthquake that rejiggered the regional topography. But to whose coffers will that value accrue? Albert Campion, that interesting young man, has a hunch that the answer is to be found in a tiny Suffolk village, where a peculiar -- and dead-broke -- family may be able to lay claim to the Averna fortune, provided they can produce the requisite proof of lineage. The proof? Nothing terribly difficult. Just your average ancient riddle, stolen drum, long-lost bell, priceless crown, and, oh yes, a necklace of disappearing rubies.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5" Weight: 0.62 lbs.
Release Date Dec 16, 2007
Publisher Felony & Mayhem
ISBN 193339790X ISBN13 9781933397900
Availability 0 units.
More About Margery Allingham, Pascale Constantin, Larry D. Roper, Lane T. Dennis, Dev Mohan Gulur, H. Koschel & E. L. Vouyoukas
Margaret Allingham was a prolific writer who sold her first story at age eight and published her first novel before turning 20. Allingham went on to become one of the pre-eminent writers who helped bring the detective story to maturity in the 1920s and 1930s.
Margery Allingham was born in 1904 and died in 1966.
Reviews - What do customers think about Sweet Danger (Felony & Mayhem Mysteries) (Albert Campion Mysteries)?
Sweet Danger Sep 10, 2007
A delightful romp with an interesting array of characters. It's more than it initially seems as a mystery and the same may be said with regard to Mr. Campion, Ms. Allingham's Detective.
A lovable classic from the Golden Age Aug 25, 2005
This book is assuredly a period piece from about 1930, and the plot is definitely far-fetched for a modern reader - but I loved it. Albert Campion is at his deceptively foolish best, and he is matched - in more ways than one - by Amanda Fitton, an intelligent and engaging young lady engineer. The phrase "light-hearted adventure" sums up the book fairly well.
So what is this plot? There's a small but potentially important territory in the Balkans that should belong to the Earl of Pontisbright - the trouble is that the last Earl apparently died decades ago without leaving an heir. Campion gets his mates to help him sort things out, and prove that Amanda's brother is the rightful Earl.
' "Look here", said Guffy, "what exactly are we looking for?"...
Campion apologised "I'm sorry ... I ought to have explained this before. There's three things without which the Powers-That-Be don't consider they could possibly get a favourable decision at the Court of The Hague. The first - it's rather like a fairy story isn't it - is the crown which was made for Giles Pontisbright in the reign of Henry Fourth..." '
So Campion tries to find a crown, and solve two other puzzles, and fend off Brett Savanake, who is a rather nasty but impressive millionaire industrialist who wants the territory for himself.
The scene where Campion first meets Amanda is a delight, and the book is filled with lots of really good minor characters such as "Honesty" Bull the local publican. There are plenty of twists and turns in the plot.
If you like mysteries from this era, give it a try. If you want to tackle the Albert Campion series, this is a good place to start.
A Ringer of a Campion Romp! Oct 8, 2004
This book is one of the most madcap and dangerous Campion adventures. In it Campion and three of his friends as well as the irrerepressible Lugg are on the hunt for treasure in a tiny village called Pontisbright. They are all thrown in with a perfectly delightful local family (descendents of the manor people in this tiny village). Campion, his companions and the local family all band together to solve an ancient treasure hunt complete with riddles and lots of red herrings. Our intrepid hero, Campion actually meets a young girl who is his match in every way, and you can bet she has his measure from the get-go. This is a wonderfully written story, that has lots of surprises mixed in with madness, nastiness and murder. Read it and have a ball.
A delightful period piece Dec 3, 2003
. Margery Allingham introduces her subtle regally-related sleuth to darkest pre-war East Anglia, with a plot key that revolves around balkan territorial rights.... Stunningly relevant again today, and the 'love interest' is a remarkably strong character. Campion excels in misdirection with his seeming inanity, and brings the plot home with a splash.
A superbly narrated "must" for British style mystery fans. Apr 5, 2001
Margery Allingham's Fear Sign appears complete and unabridged, paired with Francis Matthews' compelling and dramatic voice which brings to life the Albert Campion mystery of a cursed village and a murder. Fans of Sherlock Holmes will appreciate both the problem-solving methods and the tough of comedy, brought to life by British reader Matthews.