Up early this morning reading a mystery — Margery Allingham‘s first mystery with Albert Campion, The Crime at Black Dudley. What a pleasant way to start the weekend!
I’m not doing the 24-Hour Read-a-Thon, but I’m cheering on all my friends that are participating this time around. Lots of good reading happening around the world this morning!
Give me a mystery in the fall, let me sit beneath the shedding tree and I am happy.
I’m pretty sure that was an excuse to post a photo of Peter Davison. 😉
Tabor, exactly the way I feel!
Nancy, yup… What a cutie…and a great role for him. The car’s not too bad, either.
He’s adorable, I agree. The car is marvelous.
Albert Campion is a wonderful character, but in The Crime at Black Dudley he was sort of a minor character, and then he had a few adventures where he rather chose to play the clown. He didn’t really sett;e down until the middle period, Dancers in Mourning,. Death of a Ghost, Police at the Funeral and so on. But true, even in the heady, foolish days oif his youth, our Albert (of course that wasn’t his real name.) was a gem, and a deliught to read.
Ms. Allingham once said “I write everything three times. Once to get it on paper, once to get it right, and once to make it sound as if I just thought of it.” She was one of the finest mystery writers of the 20th century, and it’s good to know that she’s still being read.