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Pieces together while the very fate of England is at stake Tightly plotted and perfectly drawn Traitor's Purse is an enduring classic of wartime fiction ‘A wartime masterpiece’ – The Guardi. Best of the best but it only makes sense if you have read the series in order Very dependent on previous knowledge of characters and plots that came before Devoted to Drew you have read the series in order Very dependent on previous knowledge of characters and plots that came before

Summary Traitor's Purse

Traitor's Purse

Tance to His Majesty’s government before his accident On the run from the police and unable to recognise even his faithful servant or his beloved fiancee Campion struggles desperately to put the. After reading about her brother Philip Allingham in his excellent Cheapjack I finally got round to sampling some Margery Allingham Traitor s Purse is a book I d identified some time ago as a good entry point Before reading it I d enjoyed a radio adaptation Traitor s Purse was written in 1940 at the beginning of WW2 and has an ingenious war related plot that whilst invented by Margery Allingham was coincidentally something the Nazis had actively considered around the same time Her detective protagonist Albert Campion is another in the long line of gentlemen detectives so popular in the Golden Age era According to Wikipedia Traitor s Purse is the 13th book in the seriesAlbert Campion seriesThe Crime at Black Dudley 1929 US title The Black Dudley MurderMystery Mile 1930Look to the Lady 1931 US title The Gyrth Chalice MysteryPolice at the Funeral 1931Sweet Danger 1933 US title Kingdom of DeathThe Fear SignDeath of a Ghost 1934Flowers for the Judge 1936 US title Legacy in BloodDancers in Mourning 1937 US title Who Killed ChloeMr Campion Criminologist 1937 short storiesThe Case of the Late Pig 1937 originally appeared in Mr Campion CriminologistThe Fashion in Shrouds 1938Mr Campion and Others 1939 short storiesTraitor s Purse 1941 US title The Sabotage Murder MysteryCoroner s Pidgin 1945 US title Pearls Before SwineThe Casebook of Mr Campion 1947 short storiesMore Work for the Undertaker 1948The Tiger in the Smoke 1952The Beckoning Lady 1955 US title The Estate of the Beckoning LadyHide My Eyes 1958 US title Tether s EndTen Were MissingThe China Governess 1963The Mind Readers 1965Cargo of Eagles 1968 completed by Philip Youngman CarterMr Campion s Farthing 1969 by Philip Youngman CarterMr Campion s Falcon 1970 US title Mr Campion s uarry by Philip Youngman CarterThe Allingham Minibus 1973 aka Mr Campion s Lucky Day short storiesThe Return of Mr Campion 1989 short storiesMr Campion s Farewell 2014 Begun by Philip Youngman Carter completed by Mike Ripleyso the character was already very well establishedDespite not reading any of the previous books I found no difficulty in just leaping straight into the middle of the series I am not sure how typical this book is compared with others in the series I suspect not very In Traitor s Purse and after a bang on the head Campion awakes in hospital accused of attacking a police officer and suffering from acute amnesia All he can remember is that he was on a critical mission of national importance before his accident The amnesia is a clever plot device but not one that bares too much scrutiny A subseuent bang to the head restores his memory but only up as far as the previous bang on the head That said there s plenty of period interest in Margery Allingham s contemporaneous portrayal of wartime Britain with its blackouts paranoia and even a few fifth columnists Like most Golden Age detective fiction this is undemanding and so long as you don t dwell too much on the plausibility good fun and uite exciting Dangerous Melody (Treasure Seekers you don t dwell too much on the plausibility good fun and uite exciting

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Celebrated amateur detective Albert Campion awakes in hospital accused of attacking a police officer and suffering from acute amnesia All he can remember is that he was on a mission of vital impor. I picked this book up on a lark I happened to be in a book store in Door County and saw this mystery on the cheap paperback shelf and thought I haven t read a good mystery in a while I ll give it a tryKeep in mind that Traitor s Purse is one in a series of mystery novels about Albert Campion I had no knowledge of the background of the character I swore that if I got too lost and felt that I would need to back read one of the preceding novels I was going to lem the book Thankfully that didn t happenThe reason is the main character starts out waking up in a hospital bed with no memory of why he is there or even who he is I ve kind of experienced this myself after my back surgery years ago Tabula Rasa right from the get go we learn to know Albert Campion as he gets to know himself And it sort of works I have to wonder though how much of the plot Allingham actually knew as she wrote the novel It seems to meander at times with several oddly placed sidenotes Toward the end things felt thrown together The reveal ation of Campion s memories is very very clumsy It could have been much better had I felt that Allingham had a stronger auctorial voice Strength of prose can carry an otherwise mediocre work to new heights especially in a mystery novel or at least it did in the few mystery novels I have read I kept hoping that the novel would resolve itself strongly and really come together but it never really didI am of course lacking all context Maybe if I had read a Campion novel or two before or even one after I might have a stronger connection with the plot But maybe this is why I largely don t like reading series give me what I need as a reader please In the words of ueen I want it all and I want it nowI enjoyed the novel but was often confused More confused than I felt I ought to be The most appropriate uote to describe how I felt is found in the book itselfHe was trying to fit together a jigsaw puzzle without knowing what sort of picture the pieces were expected to make


10 thoughts on “Traitor's Purse

  1. says:

    Published in 1941 this is the eleventh Albert Campion mystery Campion awakes in hospital suffering from amnesia to find he has been accused of attacking a policeman He is aware that he has a task to undertake of national importance but he has

  2. says:

    I picked this book up on a lark I happened to be in a book store in Door County and saw this mystery on the cheap paperback shelf and thought I haven't read a good mystery in a while I'll give it a tryKeep in mind that Trait

  3. says:

    I take it back While I still adore Sweet Danger beyond belief this book has completely and utterly stolen the crown of my favorite Campion boo

  4. says:

    This is one of the strongest of the Campion books almost pure thriller set during World War II Campion wakes not knowing anything even himself hears a discussion of coming murder charges and escapes into a non stop freefall of pretending he knows what the hell is going on with every second person he meets expecting him to save the world from a threat he can't even rememberStrongly recommended that both Sweet Danger and The Fashion in Shroud

  5. says:

    After reading about her brother Philip Allingham in his excellent 'Cheapjack' I finally got round to sampling some Margery Allingham ‘Traitor's Purse’ is a book I'd identified some time ago as a good entry p

  6. says:

    I am a big fan of the whole Albert Campion series but I think this war time novel is probably my favourite because we see another side of the previously enigmatic Campion I've just read it almost straight through after re

  7. says:

    Best of the best but it only makes sense if you have read the series in order Very dependent on previous knowledge of characters and plots that came before

  8. says:

    This little British mystery was not really my cup of tea; my mother loved it and passed it along to me I think if I'd read others in

  9. says:

    A good adventuremystery book to pass the time with Not my favourite Campion Allingham starts off strong with a new and very inventive twist to the usual plot structure Unfortunately she doesn't seem to carry the tension thr

  10. says:

    Had only ever read snippets of Margery Allingham before and always as part of 'O' Level test papers; so had never thought I'd like her much Saw a cheap copy of 'Traitor's Purse' in the local secondhand bookshop so in for

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