this is the 228th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books
I really enjoyed reading this collection of 18 stories.
Allingham works her usual magic, Campion and others applying insight and the understanding of human nature to solve crimes. In a few of the stories we see the crime, or the intent to commit a crime, through the eyes of the perpetrator. In others, there is the more usual – at least at the time these were written – method of the crime committed and reported or discovered and the crime solver working out the culprit.
There wasn’t a story in the collection I didn’t like, but three of them were particularly enjoyable: “The Pro and the Con”, “One Morning They’ll Hang Him” and “Evidence in Camera”.
How long has it been since you read anything by Margery Allingham? Isn’t it about time you did?