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Mr Campion's Memory

Mike Ripley



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Severn House
28 March 2024
Albert Campion must dig deep into his memory to solve this latest mystery involving king of construction, Sir Lachlan McIntyre.

London, 1972. Albert Campion's nephew Christopher, an aspiring public relations guru, needs his uncle's help with a client. Construction magnate Sir Lachlan McIntyre enjoyed a meteoric rise after the Second World War and is in line for a life peerage,

but his reputation is in jeopardy as he becomes the prime suspect for a murder.

Journalist David Duffy was curiously more interested in McIntyre's youthful years before the war than his rags-to-riches story. Not long after the pair exchanged verbal blows, Duffy was shot dead in his car close to the M1 motorway and McIntyre's home. Why was Campion's name included on a list discovered in Duffy's notebook under the heading 1932? What happened forty years ago, and could it be linked to Duffy's death? Campion must dig deep into his memory to get to the bottom of the mystery, but can he prove McIntyre's innocence, or is he just digging himself into trouble?

Imprint:   Severn House
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 215mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   250g
ISBN:   9781448312825
ISBN 10:   1448312825
Series:   An Albert Campion Mystery
Pages:   240
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mike Ripley is the author of more than thirty books and writes the internationally respected Getting Away With Murder column for Shots Magazine. His 'reader's history' of the heyday of British action and spy thrillers 1953-75, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, won the H.R.F. Keating Award for non-fiction in 2017.

Reviews for Mr Campion's Memory

Clever, witty, and packed with intriguing characters, period ambiance, and unexpected twists * <b>Booklist</b> * Excellent . . . This dead-on pastiche will satisfy newcomers and series devotees alike * <b>Publishers Weekly</b> * The plot thickens in utterly unexpected ways * <b>Kirkus Reviews</b> * Ripley's brilliant inventiveness demonstrates that golden age characters and tropes can still work for contemporary fair-play fans * <b>Publishers Weekly</b> Starred Review of <b>Mr Campion's Mosaic</b> * Charming, clever, and witty . . . Another delightful entry * <b>Booklist</b> on <b>Mr Campion's Mosaic</b> * Like the others in this addictive series, Mr Campion's Mosaic is a cunning mix of silliness and wit * <b>The Times</b> on <b>Mr Campion's Mosaic</b> * One of Campion's most waggish adventures * <b>Kirkus Reviews</b> on <b>Mr Campion's Mosaic</b> * Ripley again marries a crafty plotline with a persuasive evocation of Allingham's style and characterizations. Fans of the originals will be delighted * <b>Publishers Weekly Starred Review</b> of <b>Mr Campion's Wings</b> * Exceptional . . . Both old and new Campion fans will hope for many more exploits * <b>Publishers Weekly Starred Review</b> of <b>Mr Campion's Coven</b> * A highly satisfying showdown * <b>Kirkus Reviews</b> on <b>Mr Campion's Coven</b> *

  • Short-listed for CrimeFest - Last Laugh Award 2024 (UK)

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