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read kindle ç Death of a Ghost Ñ Mass Market Paperback ✓ ❴Reading❵ ➸ Death of a Ghost Author Margery Allingham – Helpyouantib.co.uk John Sebastian Lafcadio is one of the greatest painters of the Edwardian period and his ambition to be known as the greatest painter since Rembrandt was noEd art show in full view of the cream of London society For the second killing only the victim and the murderer were present The first killing took place at a crowded art show in full view of the cream of London society For the second killing only the victim and the murderer were present Now the scene was set for the third a lavish dinner party with vintage wines and with Albert Campion's death as the main course Mr Campion must employ all his tact as well as his formidable intelligence to trap the killer and dodge death Detective fiction isn't a genre that I ever usually reach for this was a text for uni and I doubt I'll be reading much of it in the future The story was interesting enough but I just didn't find it all that memorable

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John Sebastian Lafcadio is one of the greatest painters of the Edwardian period and his ambition to be known as Death of Epubthe greatest painter since Rembrandt was not to be thwarted by a matter as trifling as his own death Lafcadio was not only a brilliantly talented it appears a bit psychic Certain that his reputation would improve dramatically after his death he left aset of twelve sealed paintings with his agent along with the instruction that her widow should wait a suitable interval and then begin doling out the This book is OK as far as it goes It is a thirties crime mystery based around a posh family and their connections and almost everyone is connected with the art world in some way The initial murder there are to come takes place early on during the first viewing of one of the paintings which has been left by a famous artist to be revealed at the rate of one per yearSome of the characters are so appalling that I woud have loved to have leapt into the pages of my book and killed them off myself When I say appalling I don't mean that they are badly written uite the contrary but they are just people that I wouldn't ever want anywhere near me So that is good writing is it notThe main policeman in the plot is just so straight and humourless and appears to lack the wit to outsmart a slug on the garden fence never mind a dangerous criminal Campion also lacks humour He is such a serious man who happens to be on the scene due to his long standing connection with the widow To me he seemed to be rather slow in picking up the clues and sorting out the motive and the killer but I suppose that prolongs the endingIt may seem a strange thing to say about a story which revolves around the art world but I got irritated by the amount of art talk and technicalities in this book Others may love that but it was not for meIn summary the book was OK I don't regret reading it but there are many other books out there that I should prefer to read ahead of another Campion mystery

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Death of a GhostWork to a newly ravenous public at the rate of one per year Lafcadio's widow unveil the eighth canvas to a carefully selected audience Albert Campion an old friend of the widow's is among the cast of gadabouts muses and socialites gathered for the latest ceremony The event is a success for all but one of the attendees a young artist who is brutally stabbed while others are sipping champagne The art is the last thing on the sleuth's mind whenl the wife of another painter is poisoned The first killing took place at a crowd Allingham veers here into character study telling us who the murderer is halfway through the novel and then setting Campion to trying to find a way to stop a clever killer who is smart enough to get away with itThe story itself represents a shift in Campion's character from deceptively fatuous young adventurer with a strong sense of fun to self styled 'universal uncle' a transition he began in the previous volume where Campion is noted to be in his early thirtiesUnfortunately in this book Campion's interpretation of 'uncle' involves a lot of gaslighting of Linda instead of treating her with any real regard for her opinion There's one particular scene where Campion is dismissing almost everything Linda is saying and doesn't come around until she's backed up by a man Not a good book to start this series in other words it doesn't give a good impression of Campion at all