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Crime and Mr Campion

(A book in the Albert Campion Omnibus series)
An omnibus of novels by

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1937 edition. Excerpt: ...and they groped forward in the direction of his voice. After passing through a living room, into which the iron filings had percolated in the course of years, and which was apparently the fountainhead of the Irish stew, they came quite unexpectedly into the bright light of day. Their way led across a minute yard, dirty to a degree unknown by most users of the word, and into a small shed festooned with old bicycle tyres. Seated at a bench was a large blank-faeed old man, bald as an egg and clad in a very loose shirt and surprisingly tight trousers whose original colour could only be surmised. The round face was at once mild and cunning and possessed the serenity of a Buddha. "Wardie!" said Mr. Lugg, enraptured, adding a little inopportunely: "I thought you was dead." The old man smiled enigmatically as he held out a hand, and it occurred to Mr. Campion that he was deaf. "Afternoon, gentlemen," he said, and his voice had a husky, secretive quality. Lugg deserted Campion. He went round the back of the bench and seated himself beside the old man. "I'm Maggers, Wardie," he said, thrusting a mighty arm round the other man's shoulders. "You remember me. I'm the fellow what was sweet on yer second daughter--the one what died. I'm coming back to yer, aren't I?" "Lugg," said the old man suddenly. "Young Lugg." They shook hands again solemnly and with great sentiment. "Can you 'ear me?" said Mr. Lugg, rumbling into one of the great ears. "Course," said the old man. " 'Eard you all the time. Didn't know oo you were. Oo's yer friend?" "Young fellow I go round with," said Mr. Lugg shamelessly. "You know me, Wardie: I wouldn't tell you wrong. Me and my pal we want a bit of 'elp from you." He cocked an eye at his employer. "You tell 'im, Bert." Mr. Campion...


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Hardback Editions

June 1959 : Hardback

Title: Crime and Mr. Campion (Death of a Ghost / Flowers for the Judge / Dancers in Mourning)
Author(s): Margery Allingham
ISBN: 9997405978 / 978-9997405975
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

January 2013 : USA Paperback

Title: Urgeschichte Der Arier in Vorder- Und Centralasien; Historisch-Geographische Untersuchungen Uber Den Altesten Schauplatz Des Rigveda Und Avesta (1)
Author(s): Margery Allingham, Hermann Brunnhofer
ISBN: 1-150-77087-2 / 978-1-150-77087-6 (USA edition)
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