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Ada Public Library M RIP (Text) 33500013407408 New Checked out 07/01/2021

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  • ISBN: 0727890832
  • ISBN: 9780727890832
  • Physical Description: 261 pages : map ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First world edition.
  • Publisher: Edinburgh : Severn House Publishers L, 2021.

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"East coast of England, 1971. Harvard student Mason Clay is writing a thesis on a group of settlers who travelled to America from the remote Essex coastal village of Wicken-juxta-Mare 300 years ago. Clay plans to visit Wicken as part of his research, and who better assist him with all things Essex than Albert Campion? But Wicken is already firmly on Campion's radar thanks to Dame Jocasta Upcott's luxury yacht found beached on a mudbank close to the village, its captain very stuck - and very dead - in the mud. Was it a bizarre accident or something more sinister? Agreeing to Dame Jocasta's request to recover her beloved pet pooch, Robespierre, Campion finds himself in Wicken, surrounded by suspicious locals and tales of witchcraft, and soon discovers its past is linked to a number of current disturbing events . . ."--Publisher description.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 June #1
    Ripley's newest entry in his continuation of Margery Allingham's beloved Albert Campion series has the energetic septuagenarian tracking down a killer, a coven, and a lost pet. Campion is commanded by Dame Jocasta Upcott, doyenne of London theater, to find her dog, who was lost when her yacht ran aground off England's coast. Then an old friend asks Campion to host U.S. doctoral student Mason Clay, who's coming to England to research a group of settlers who left England in the 1600s for America. Both assignments sound rather humdrum to Campion, but he agrees to take them on, only to find that not only are the two tasks bizarrely linked, but also that they will involve threats to his life, a village with dark secrets, murder, and an illicit smuggling ring. As usual, Campion ties all the disparate elements into a neat package and solves the case with elegance and flair. Filled with dry wit, laugh-out-loud banter, well-paced action, and quirky characters, this latest opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the ever-charming Campion will delight series fans old and new. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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 entitled Getting Away With Murder and is also the author of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, a 'reader's history' of the heyday of British action and spy thrillers, 1953-75, which won the H.R.F. Keating Award for non-fiction in 2017.With Mr Campion's Farewell (Severn House, 2014 and Black Thorn, 2019), 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 War, Mr Campion's Visit and Mr Campion's S?ance as his attempts 'to fly solo with, and do justice to, a great fictional character'.

Subject: Campion, Albert (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Private investigators > England > Fiction.
Private investigators.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.

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