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CHARACTERS Death of a Ghost 107 ↠ ❴Reading❵ ➸ Death of a Ghost Author Margery Allingham – A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERYJohn Lafcadio’s ambition to be known as the greatest painter since Rembrandt was not to be thwarted by a matter as trifling as his own death A set of twelve sealed paintings A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERYLbert Campion is among the cast of gadabouts muses and socialites gathered for the latest ceremony – but art is the last thing on the sleuth’s mind when a brutal stabbing occu. Detective fiction isn't a genre that I ever usually reach for this was a text for uni and I doubt I'll be reading much of it in the future The story was interesting enough but I just didn't find it all that memorable

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A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERYJohn Lafcadio’s ambition to be known as the greatest painter since Rembrandt was not to be thwarted Death of Epubby a matter as trifling as his own death. I have been slowly reading my way through the Albert Campion books with somewhat mixed feelings Although I am a lover of Golden Age mysteries I have struggled with this series so far However I was pleased to find that this the sixth book featuring Campion first published in 1934 is much of a typical crime story than some of the others I have read so far which seem to rely on the supernatural or criminal fraternitiesCampion is at the house of Belle Lafcadio widow of the famous artist John Lafcadio Lafcadio had left several sealed paintings to be revealed annually for some years after his death At this annual event there is a murder and of course Campion becomes involved in the investigation When there is another death he realises who the murderer is – the problem is that he has no proofOddly this novel highlights the fact that the police in this case in the form of Scotland Yard man Stanislaus Oates; while excellent at solving crimes are less adept at preventing them Although Campion knows who the murderer is unless or until they act again the police hands are tied As such you are involved with Campion and his attempts to prove his caseI liked this traditional crime story and I will admit however unpopular this will be that I was pleased that the story did not involve Lugg or any of the other rather over the top characters that normally populate the pages of the Campion novels Instead we have a closed cast of characters many with motives and Allingham deftly makes the beginning of the book a typical mystery and the later part of the book a duel between Campion and the criminal Definitely to my mind one of the most enjoyable books in the series so far

SUMMARY Death of a Ghost

Death of a GhostA set of twelve sealed paintings is the beuest he leaves to his widow – together with the instruction that she unveil one canvas each year before a carefully selected audienceA. This is one of those not actually mysterious mysteries where the identity of the culprit is clear uite early on to the detective as well as the reader and the remainder of the story is the protagonist attempting to collect proof Sometimes this works fine especially if it is handled in a suspenseful way In this case even the police are convinced but seem unable to think of any course of action Campion is particularly ineffectual in this installment perhaps a reaction on the author's part to swinging too far in the action hero direction in the previous book I wasn't convinced that the killer was really that diabolically clever and found the resolution disappointing and weakHowever I did like the opening set up with the artists and critics at the mildly Bohemian house party and the descriptions of the art The supporting characters were a bit over the top but at least interesting