Traitor’s Purse is part of Margery Allingham’s Albert Campion mystery series.
Celebrated amateur detective Albert Campion awakes in hospital accused of attacking a police officer and suffering from acute amnesia. All he can remember is that he was on a mission of vital importance to His Majesty’s government before his accident. On the run from the police and unable to recognise even his faithful servant or his beloved fiancée, Campion struggles desperately to put the pieces together while the very fate of England is at stake.
Tightly plotted and perfectly drawn, Traitor’s Purse is an enduring classic of wartime fiction and was first published in 1941.
PRAISE FOR TRAITOR’S PURSE
‘A wartime masterpiece’ — The Guardian
‘If I had to vote for the single best detective story, this would be it.’ — AS Byatt
PRAISE FOR MARGERY ALLINGHAM
‘Margery Allingham stands out like a shining light.’ — Agatha Christie
‘My very favourite of the four Queens of crime is Allingham’ — JK Rowling
‘Margery Allingham deserves to be rediscovered.’ — PD James
‘Spending an evening with Campion is one of life’s pure pleasures’ — The Sunday Times