67) Margery Allingham — My Friend Mr Campion and other mysteries
Collection containing the novella The Case of the Late Pig, four short stories, and a short essay excerpted from a radio broadcast by Allingham.
This was my first encounter with amateur sleuth Albert Campion, as I’d not even seen the tv adaptation. It struck me as covering some of the same territory as Dorothy Sayers’ Lord Peter Wimsey, although much lighter in tone. Very enjoyable light reading, but the stories didn’t really stick in my memory for the most part, and I thought the solutions rather too obvious in one or two stories. I suspect that they suffered somewhat from the strictures imposed by the short story format.