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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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Look to the Lady

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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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. 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 give him his full name Percival St John Wykes Gyrth belongs to an old family who are the keepers of the Gyrth Chalice Campion informs him that someone is out to steal this historic object and Val is important as it is shortly his twenty fifth birthday at which point he has to attend a ceremony at his ancestral home That is assuming he overcomes his estrangement with his father which has led to him living as a down and out Campion Val and Lugg head to Val s family home where they find a cast of characters all interested in the Chalice Before long we are embroiled in an adventure which involves murder sinister criminal gangs and than a hint of the supernatural This felt a little too much like the second book to work for me I will try a couple but I don t think that Campion will ever challenge Poirot or Wimsey for my Golden Age favourite


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 behi

  2. says:

    Recently I have been reading the Albert Campion series I have struggled with Margery Allingham before and although I have en

  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 Someth

  4. says:

    Three cheers for Margery Allingham With each book her creation the bespectacled deceptively foolish Albert Camp

  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

  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 turningA royal chalice has been left for the Gyrth family to look after at their country home of Sanc

  7. says:

    One of the three great dames of British detective mysteries I find it a bit strange that all three created detectives that came across as vain smug and a bit foppish and in the case of Poirot it wasn't a matter of somewha

  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 D

  9. says:

    Loved this one Gave me the same warm and fuzzy feelings that reading Enid Blyton's mysteries Famous Five Secret Seven the 'Mystery of' series and the 'Adventure' series did when I was a kid It was all thoroughly exciting which necessitated the rapid turning of virtual pages Tons of stuff going on Mysterious artifact guarded by family for generations terrifying creature lurking in the woods ruthless criminal gang witchcraft gypsi

  10. says:

    Although an improvement on Allingham’s first two Campion books this outing still suffers from many of the flaw

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