I was hoping for a better Campion after Mr Campion and Others, and remembered some of this one vividly, but it’s still not one of her best – a very early one – and the casual racism is a problem.
Best line: Penny to Campion after he has solved the mystery: “You’ve done such a lot for us. I feel you ought to get something out of it. I’d offer you my hand if I thought I could bear you about the house.”
Quotation to be checked: Penny to Campion again: “In the words of my favourite authoress: “Is it a woman, my boy?” Or aren’t you used to late hours?”