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  1. says:

    Published in 1941 this is the eleventh Albert Campion mystery Campion awakes in hospital suffering from amnesia to find he has been accused o

  2. says:

    I picked this book up on a lark I happened to be in a book store in Door County and saw this mystery on the cheap paperback shelf and thought I haven't read a good mystery in a while I'll give it a tryKeep in mind that Tra

  3. says:

    I take it back While I still adore Sweet Danger beyond belief this book has completely and utterly stolen the cr

  4. says:

    This is one of the strongest of the Campion books almost pure thriller set during World War II Campion wakes not knowing anything even himself hears a discussion of coming murder charges and escapes into a non stop freefall of prete

  5. says:

    After reading about her brother Philip Allingham in his excellent 'Cheapjack' I finally got round to sampling some Margery Allingham ‘Traitor's Purse’ is a book I'd identified some time ago as a good entry point Befor

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    I am a big fan of the whole Albert Campion series but I think this war time novel is probably my favourite because we see another side of the previously enigmatic Campion I've just read it almost straight through after reading it several times before over the years and loved every minuteAs with many of the series it's of an adventure than a straight mystery and this one could have made a brilliant film noir At the start Albert wakes up in

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    Best of the best but it only makes sense if you have read the series in order Very dependent on previous knowledge of characters and plots that came before

  8. says:

    This little British mystery was not really my cup of tea; my mother loved it and passed it along to me I think if I'd read others in the series I would have enjoyed it The premise was interesting though a detective loses most of his memory yet knows that an impending event is about to change the course of the country and h

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    A good adventuremystery book to pass the time with Not my favourite Campion Allingham starts off strong with a new and very inventive twist to the usual plot structure Unfortunately she doesn't seem to carry the tension through to the end Still worth perusing

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    Had only ever read snippets of Margery Allingham before and always as part of 'O' Level test papers; so had never thought I'd like her much Saw a cheap copy of 'Traitor's Purse' in the local secondhand bookshop so in for a penny in for a pound £2 in fact bought it I thought all my ancient prejudices were going to be confi

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Tance to His Majesty’s government before his accident On the run from the police and unable to recognise even his faithful servant or his beloved fiancee Campion struggles desperately to put the I am a big fan of the whole Albert Campion series but I think this war time novel is probably my favourite because we see another side of the previously enigmatic Campion I ve just read it almost straight through after reading it several times before over the years and loved every minuteAs with many of the series it s of an adventure than a straight mystery and this one could have made a brilliant film noir At the start Albert wakes up in hospital having been hit over the head He doesn t even know his own name but he does have a vague memory that he has to do something vitally important to save the nation If only he could remember precisely whatApart from the thrilling Buchan style plot though there is also a strong romantic thread running through the book In his vulnerable state Campion suddenly realises how much long time fiancee Amanda means to him just when it seems as if he is about to lose her since she has grown bored of his half hearted courtship and is falling for another man Is it really too late to win her backThere is also a wonderful seuence where the wounded Campion fails to recognise his grumpily devoted sidekick LuggPublishers may try to claim that this is a good book to read even if you haven t read the previous novels but I can t agree I think a lot of its appeal lies in the contrast between the uncertain fumbling Campion as he is here and the flippant endlessly confident persona of the previous books Encounters with Rauschenberg unable to recognise even his faithful servant or his beloved fiancee Campion struggles desperately to put the I am a big fan of the whole Albert Campion series but I think this war time novel is probably my favourite because we see another side of the previously enigmatic Campion I ve just read it almost straight through after reading it several times before over the years and loved every minuteAs with many of the series it s of an adventure than a straight mystery and this one could have made a brilliant film noir At the start Albert wakes Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries up in hospital having been hit over the head He doesn t even know his own name but he does have a vague memory that he has to do something vitally important to save the nation If only he could remember precisely whatApart from the thrilling Buchan style plot though there is also a strong romantic thread running through the book In his vulnerable state Campion suddenly realises how much long time fiancee Amanda means to him just when it seems as if he is about to lose her since she has grown bored of his half hearted courtship and is falling for another man Is it really too late to win her backThere is also a wonderful seuence where the wounded Campion fails to recognise his grumpily devoted sidekick LuggPublishers may try to claim that this is a good book to read even if you haven t read the previous novels but I can t agree I think a lot of its appeal lies in the contrast between the Engendering Song uncertain fumbling Campion as he is here and the flippant endlessly confident persona of the previous books

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Pieces together while the very fate of England is at stake Tightly plotted and perfectly drawn Traitor's Purse is an enduring classic of wartime fiction ‘A wartime masterpiece’ – The Guardi Best of the best but it only makes sense if you have read the series in order Very dependent on previous knowledge of characters and plots that came before

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Celebrated amateur detective Albert Campion awakes in hospital accused of attacking a police officer and suffering from acute amnesia All he can remember is that he was on a mission of vital impor I picked this book up on a lark I happened to be in a book store in Door County and saw this mystery on the cheap paperback shelf and thought I haven t read a good mystery in a while I ll give it a tryKeep in mind that Traitor s Purse is one in a series of mystery novels about Albert Campion I had no knowledge of the background of the character I swore that if I got too lost and felt that I would need to back read one of the preceding novels I was going to lem the book Thankfully that didn t happenThe reason is the main character starts out waking up in a hospital bed with no memory of why he is there or even who he is I ve kind of experienced this myself after my back surgery years ago Tabula Rasa right from the get go we learn to know Albert Campion as he gets to know himself And it sort of works I have to wonder though how much of the plot Allingham actually knew as she wrote the novel It seems to meander at times with several oddly placed sidenotes Toward the end things felt thrown together The reveal ation of Campion s memories is very very clumsy It could have been much better had I felt that Allingham had a stronger auctorial voice Strength of prose can carry an otherwise mediocre work to new heights especially in a mystery novel or at least it did in the few mystery novels I have read I kept hoping that the novel would resolve itself strongly and really come together but it never really didI am of course lacking all context Maybe if I had read a Campion novel or two before or even one after I might have a stronger connection with the plot But maybe this is why I largely don t like reading series give me what I need as a reader please In the words of ueen I want it all and I want it nowI enjoyed the novel but was often confused More confused than I felt I ought to be The most appropriate uote to describe how I felt is found in the book itselfHe was trying to fit together a jigsaw puzzle without knowing what sort of picture the pieces were expected to make