Mr Campion and Others (book #7)

Margery Allingham, 1939. Many random bashings in here, such as this description of a harmless hotel:

When he saw the ‘little hotel on the Norfolk coast’ at half-past six on the following Monday afternoon the thought came to him that it was extremely fortunate for the proprietor that it should be so suitable for Mr Papulous’s experiment, for it was certainly not designed to be of much interest to any ordinary winter visitor; it was a large country public-house, not old enough to be picturesque, standing by itself at the end of a lane some distance from a cold and sleepy village. In the summer, no doubt, it provided a headquarters for a great many picnic parties, but in winter it was deserted.

There’s also an odd reference to “young Lafcadio, the painter” – odd because in Death of a Ghost, 1934, Lafadio is a famous dead painter.

Not greatly worth reading except for Allingham completists.

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