'Margery Allingham deserves to be rediscovered' - P.D. James.
When Albert Campion is called in by the fiancee of an old college friend to investigate the disappearance of her uncle, he little expects the mysterious spate of death and dangers that follows among the bizarre inhabitants of Socrates Close, Cambridge. He and Stanislaus Oates must tread carefully, and battle some complex family dynamics, to solve the case.
“Margery Allingham has worked her way up to a worthy place among the tiny hierarchy of front-rankers in the detective world”
“Allingham's work is always of the first rank”
New York Times