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Book reviews - Death of a Ghost

Death of a Ghost


Author: Margery Allingham
John Sebastian Lafcadio’s ambition to be known as the greatest painter since Rembrandt was not to be thwarted by a matter as trifling as his own death.

A set of twelve sealed paintings is left in the hands of his widow, together with the instruction that she unveil one canvas each year before a carefully selected audience.

Albert Campion is invited to join a cast of gadabouts, muses, and socialites to witness the eighth unveiling but they are treated instead to a murder. The lights go down, and a young man is stabbed to death.

Campion must get to work on the baffling case, with its long - suspiciously long - line-up of possible killers and soon finds himself having to face his dearest enemy...


‘Margery Allingham was one of the greatest mid-20th-century practitioners of the detective novel.’ - Alexander McCall Smith

‘Margery Allingham deserves to be rediscovered.’ - P.D. James

‘The real queen of crime.’ - Guardian

‘As addictive as cocaine.’ – Independent

US publication: 1934
Detective: n/a
Genre: novels