Mr Campion’s Coven
by Mike Ripley

Albert Campion is in the bleak, remote and very muddy village of Wicken on the Essex coast on a mission to rescue Dame Jocasta’s dog, but soon finds himself sinking into something far more dangerous.

East coast of England, 1971. Harvard student Mason Clay is writing a thesis on a group of settlers who travelled to America from the remote Essex coastal village of Wicken-juxta-Mare 300 years ago. Clay plans to visit Wicken as part of his research, and who better assist him with all things Essex than Albert Campion?

But Wicken is already firmly on Campion’s radar thanks to Dame Jocasta Upcott’s luxury yacht found beached on a mudbank close to the village, its captain very stuck – and very dead – in the mud. Was it a bizarre accident or something more sinister? Agreeing to Dame Jocasta’s request to recover her beloved pet pooch, Robespierre, Campion finds himself in Wicken, surrounded by suspicious locals and tales of witchcraft, and soon discovers its past is linked to a number of current disturbing events . . .

Reviews

Exceptional ... Both old and new Campion fans will hope for many more exploits

Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Filled with dry wit, laugh-out-loud banter, well-paced action, and quirky characters, this latest opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the ever-charming Campion will delight series fans old and new

Booklist

A highly satisfying showdown

Kirkus Reviews

Ripley spins a head-scratching whodunit while effectively recreating Allingham’s tone and characters. This clever continuation of a beloved series keeps getting better

Publishers Weekly Starred Review of Mr Campion's Séance

Albert remains a winning protagonist, possessed of both eccentric charm and dry wit, and this time Ripley gives him a particularly meaty case, full of noteworthy twists. Another winner in a reliably entertaining series

Booklist on Mr Campion's Séance

Wicked fun, sedate yet intricately plotted – a highlight in the series

Kirkus Reviews on Mr Campion's Séance

Neatly combines humour and mystery

Publishers Weekly on Mr Campion’s Visit

Sparkling, sublime

Kirkus Reviews on Mr Campion’s Visit

You can trust Campion (along with his grizzly bear of an assistant, Magersfontein Lugg), just as you can trust the talented Mr Ripley

Crime Time on Mr Campion’s Visit

Wonderfully genteel, appealingly old-fashioned, gently humorous, always entertaining, and eminently readable

Booklist Starred Review of Mr Campion’s War

Mike Ripley

Mike Ripley is the author of the award-winning ‘Angel’ series of comedy thrillers which have twice won the CWA Last Laugh Award. Described as ‘England’s funniest crime writer’ (The Times), he is also a respected critic of crime fiction, writing for the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, The Times and Shots Magazine.Ripley first learned of the final unfinished Campion novel when he was a guest speaker at the Margery Allingham Society’s annual convention. He offered – and received the Margery Allingham Society’s blessing – to complete the manuscript on the adventures of Albert Campion, who Ripley describes as ‘one of the brightest stars in the rich firmament of British crime writing’.

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Editions

Mr Campion’s Coven by Mike Ripley is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278908321st June 2021147 X 222mm256$28.99
Hardback978072789083231st March 2021147 X 222mm256£20.99
Ebook97814483051931st May 2021N/A256$25.99
Ebook97814483051931st May 2021N/A256£18.99
Paperback978178029781127th January 2022138 X 216mm256$17.95
Paperback978178029781125th November 2021138 X 216mm256£12.99
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