‘Nowadays, the Mystery goes everywhere.’
In this fantastic collection of thirteen short stories, Margery Allingham explores both the Mystery and the other genres it has allowed her to write.
From a portrait of her leading man to classic capers and from traditional British mysteries to wonderful literary short stories, Allingham displays her wit, her humour, and her prowess not just as a Mystery writer but as a storyteller.
Reissued thirty years after its first publication, The Return of Mr Campion proves that both The Mystery and Allingham are still everywhere.
This collection was first published in 1989.
‘Margery Allingham was not only a leading crime novelist of the Golden Age but also a gifted exponent of the short story. The Return of Mr Campion is a selection of thirteen varied and flavoursome stories from a writer of distinction.’ — Martin Edwards, President of the Detection Club
‘My very favourite of the four Queens of Crime is Allingham.’ — JK Rowling
‘Margery Allingham has precious few peers and no superiors.’ — The Sunday Times
‘The best of mystery writers.’ — The New Yorker
‘Margery Allingham deserves to be rediscovered.’ — PD James
‘The real queen of crime.’ — The Guardian
‘As addictive as cocaine.’ — Independent