THE ESTATE OF THE BECKONING LADY by Margery Allingham

THE ESTATE OF THE BECKONING LADY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

That Mr. Campion has concentrated on the cryptic is recognized by his followers; that he is cryptic to the point of incomprehensibility may be deplored, in this his latest pursuit of suave, subterranean crime. A proper funeral, a dead body long needing such ceremonies, a fete champetre organized by a clutch of rare lunatics (opposed to taxation) -- and your Mr. C.'s nose quivers while his mouthings are petulant. His wife Amanda is even more arcane in her knowledge of local tribal customs; his son Rupert, at a tender age wears his parents' mantle -- all help to make a muckle out of a mickle. Just a hobbery for the snobbery.
Pub Date: Feb. 17th, 1954
ISBN: 0380705745
Page count: 260pp
Publisher: Doubleday
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 1954




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