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Mr Campion's Wings

Mike Ripley



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Severn House
30 June 2022
A gruesome discovery at an aircraft hanger leads Albert Campion into a turbulent mystery set in Cambridge in the middle of the Cold War.

I have often said that my wife is a constant surprise to me.

Cambridge, 1965. The honorary doctorate ceremony for Albert Campion's wife takes a dramatic turn when Lady Amanda is arrested by Special Branch for breaking the Official Secrets Act.

Never before having taken much interest in his wife's work in cutting-edge aircraft design, Mr Campion sets out to discover more about the top-secret Goshawk Project in which Amanda is involved. He quickly realizes he is not the only one keen to learn the secrets of the project.

When a badly mutilated body is discovered at the Goshawk Project's hangar - the result, it would appear, of a bizarre accident - Campion is drawn into a turbulent mix of industrial espionage and matters of national security. And as he attempts to get to the bottom of the deadly goings-on, it seems that the bicycles and punts are almost as dangerous as the aircraft . . .
Imprint:   Severn House
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 217mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   375g
ISBN:   9781448306398
ISBN 10:   1448306396
Series:   An Albert Campion Mystery
Pages:   256
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mike Ripley has twice won the Crime Writers' Association's Last Laugh Award, and is the author of twenty-four comedy thrillers and historical novels. He writes a hugely respected monthly review column for Shots Magazine and is also the author of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, which won the H.R.F. Keating Award for non-fiction. With Mr Campion's Farewell, he completed a manuscript left unfinished in 1969 by Margery Allingham's widower, Pip Youngman Carter. He regards the follow-ups including Mr Campion's Visit, Mr Campion's Seance and Mr Campion's Coven as his attempts 'to fly solo with, and do justice to, a great fictional character'.

Reviews for Mr Campion's Wings

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> * Ripley spins a head-scratching whodunit while effectively recreating Allingham's tone and characters. This clever continuation of a beloved series keeps getting better * <b>Publishers Weekly Starred Review</b> of <b>Mr Campion's Seance</b> * Albert remains a winning protagonist, possessed of both eccentric charm and dry wit, and this time Ripley gives him a particularly meaty case, full of noteworthy twists. Another winner in a reliably entertaining series * <b>Booklist</b> on <b>Mr Campion's Seance</b> * Wicked fun, sedate yet intricately plotted - a highlight in the series * <b>Kirkus Reviews</b> on <b>Mr Campion's Seance</b> * Neatly combines humour and mystery * <b>Publishers Weekly</b> on <b>Mr Campion's Visit</b> * Sparkling, sublime * <b>Kirkus Reviews</b> on <b>Mr Campion's Visit</b> *

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