[Look to the Lady download] epub By Margery Allingham

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Treasure trove The vague bespectacled Albert Campion doesn't look like he'll be much help against them But looks can be deceptive Fleeing London for the supposed safety of the village of Sanctuary in Suffolk Campion and his trusty assistant Luggand come face to face with events of a perilous and puzzling nature When Val's aunt is found dead with an expression of terrified and terrifying shock upon her face Campion must preserve not only the safety of Chalice but also that of the Gyrth family Campion might be accustomed to outwitting criminal minds but can he foil supernatural force Herewith another late work from one of the Great Dames of the Golden Age of mysteryI made the proofing F1 of this book for Distributed Proofreaders Canada and it will be published by Faded Page

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Mber of the Gyrth clan has succumbed Her careless chatter about the Chalice seems to have called up all manner of misfortunes of which larceny is just the beginning Finding himself the victim of a botched kidnapping attempt Percival St John Wykes Gryth current heir to the Gyrth family and guardian elect of the Chalice suspects that he might be in a spot of trouble Unexpected news to him but not to the mysterious Mr Campion who reveals that the ancient Chalice entrusted to Val's family is being targeted by a ruthless ring of wealthy thieves intent on supplementing their own private This is another example of a book I first read about 20 years ago and upon re reading discovered it is way better than my memory thought it is I only remembered about one sentence in the book and I was happy to see that I remembered it correctly take THAT middle ageSo even though I had already read this book it struck me as newAlbert Campion is my favorite amateur dectective from all those Golden Age guys I enjoy the Poroit stories but find Poroit himself annoying Campion is a likeable fellow with no idiosyncracies to put you off He is amusing like Lord Peter without the aristocratic air There is no doubt that Campion is also an aristocrat but he doesn t snob it around like Lord Peter does He is funny and intellegent but likes playing dumb And everyone treats him like he is very simple minded which increases the enjoyment when you discover along with the bad guys that there is way to little Albert than there appears to be This is an early Campion and it is a good one A good mystery with a lot of uestions to be answered and a lot of interesting and engaging characters to keep you guessing And Lugg is here too Great and entertaining read

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The Gyrth family had guarded the Gyrth Chalice for hundreds of years It was held by them for the British Crown Its antiuity its beauty the legends that were connected with it all combined to make it uniue It was irreplaceable No thief could hope to dispose of it in the ordinary way And indeed no ordinary thief would dream of trying Kept in a windowless chapel and protected by a fearsome curse the Chalice should be impervious to thievery But this is 1930 and the crooks have all the advantages of the modern world Chief among these is the craving for publicity to which at least one me This is my 3rd Albert Campion mystery of 19 written by Margery Allingham and I m growing to like the idiosyncratic adventurer cum detective with his blue blooded heritage and underworld connections Something of a hybrid between Sherlock Holmes and Lord Peter Wimsey he has a pinch of Shakespeare s Prince Hal thrown in for good measureAkin to her contemporaries in the Golden Age of Detective Fiction the author has little empathy for the lower classes which is an entertainment in its own right but there is an exception in the brilliant caricature Mr Lugg Campion s disreputable batmanThe stories are somewhat fanciful but they just keep on the sensible side of not having to suspend disbelief too often or for too long and they are worth pursuing for their insight in the s and customs of the time upper class 1930s England Look to the Lady is a tale of duty and inheritance and the desperate safeguarding of an ancient artefact from ruthless international criminals something of a recurring theme in books 1 3 It is not the most compelling or twisted of plots but an enjoyable ride if a slightly disappointing destinationThese novels work well as audiobooks with their relatively small casts of generally distinctive characters Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, right but there is an exception in the brilliant caricature Mr Lugg Campion s disreputable batmanThe stories are somewhat fanciful but they just keep on the sensible side of not having to suspend disbelief too often or for too long and they are worth pursuing for their insight in the s and customs of the time upper class 1930s England Look to the Lady is a tale of duty and inheritance and the desperate safeguarding of an ancient artefact from The Non-Designer's Design Book (4th Edition) ruthless international criminals something of a Homewrecker recurring theme in books 1 3 It is not the most compelling or twisted of plots but an enjoyable Make your own model forts & castles ride if a slightly disappointing destinationThese novels work well as audiobooks with their Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury relatively small casts of generally distinctive characters


10 thoughts on “Look to the Lady

  1. says:

    BOTTOM LINE Another lovely totally unbelievable romp with Albert Campion and friends both respectable and otherwise as he undertakes to guard the heir to an old family and their VIP secret Still shows Albert as uite peculiar and vapidvague but Allingham is gradually bringing the character into better focus in this third book The Gyrth family is rural County Aristocracy very very old and with lots of peculiar history be

  2. says:

    Recently I have been reading the Albert Campion series I have struggled with Margery Allingham before and although I have enjoyed the first two books in the series I was underwhelmed by this The mystery opens well We have Val Gyrth an aristocratic down and out threatened by kidnappers and lured to safety by Campion To gi

  3. says:

    This is my 3rd ‘Albert Campion’ mystery of 19 written by Margery Allingham and I’m growing to like the idiosyncratic adventurer cum detective with his blue blooded heritage and underworld connections Something of a hybrid between Sherlock Holmes and Lord Peter Wimsey he has a pinch of Shakespeare’s Prince Hal thrown in for good measur

  4. says:

    Three cheers for Margery Allingham With each book her creation the bespectacled deceptively foolish Albert Campion becomes better and better Look to the Lady the third novel in this Golden Age series is the best I’ve read yet Campion the pseudonym for a disinherited younger son and self proclaimed “junior adventurer” reunites an estran

  5. says:

    This is another example of a book I first read about 20 years ago and upon re reading discovered it is way better than my memory thought it is I only remembered about one sentence in the book and I was happy to see that I remembered it correctly take THAT middle ageSo even though I had already read this book it struck me

  6. says:

    Not sure why this took so long Maybe I had it in the wrong place On the bedstand but I was always reading the kindle in bed Then I decided to see if not using electronics before bed would help me sleep better and switched back to actual books the jury is still out on the sleeping better but maybe not uite as many hours I think tossing and tu

  7. says:

    One of the three great dames of British detective mysteries I find it a bit strange that all three created detectives tha

  8. says:

    Herewith another late work from one of the Great Dames of the Golden Age of mysteryI made the proofing F1 of this book for Distributed Proofreaders Canada and it will be published by Faded Page

  9. says:

    Loved this one Gave me the same warm and fuzzy feelings that reading Enid Blyton's mysteries Famous Five Secret

  10. says:

    Although an improvement on Allingham’s first two Campion books this outing still suffers from many of the flaws so obvious in its

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