Forgotten Book: Campion at Christmas

Campion At Christmas: 4 holiday stories for your festive fireside reading by Margery Allingham, mystery short story collection, Kindle edition, Agora Books November 28, 2018, 63 pages.

The blurb from Amazon:

“Who better to spend a cozy Christmas with than ingenious and affable investigator, Albert Campion.

“Featuring two classic Campion mysteries and two special holiday tales (meaning Campion doesn’t appear in them), this short story collection from Queen of Crime, Margery Allingham, is the perfect Christmas treat for any Golden Age Crime enthusiast. Filled with traditional British charm, snow covered crime scenes, and just a touch of Christmas magic, these festive stories are perfect for the season.”

The stories in this collection:

  • ‘On Christmas Day in the Morning’ (1963)
  • ‘Happy Christmas’ (1962)
  • ‘The Case of the Man with the Sack (1973)
  • ‘Word in Season: A Story for Christmas’ (1965)

I enjoyed these, one of which, “The Case of the Man with the Sack”, I’d read before and is probably well known. I’m assuming I read it in another Christmas anthology.

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11 Responses to Forgotten Book: Campion at Christmas

  1. tracybham says:

    This would be a nice Christmas read. Where did you find it? I only see it as an e-book at Amazon.

  2. Jeff Meyerson says:

    I’ve read a couple of Allingham short story collections over the years, as well as various single stories by her in Martin Edwards’ anthologies (and others). Will check this out.

  3. I have some Christmas mysteries to post this month, too. You beat me to it.

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  5. On your recommendation I bought this and read it this evening. Quite fun, especially the last story. I plan to read that one aloud to my wife soon. I’ve only every seen the Campion stories in their small screen form. Always meant to give them a try.

  6. That was such a fun collection. I read the last story aloud to Mary last night because I knew she would enjoy it, and I was correct.

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