Mr Campion’s Memory
by Mike Ripley

Albert Campion must dig deep into his memory to solve this latest mystery involving king of construction, Sir Lachlan McIntyre.

London, 1972. Albert Campion’s nephew Christopher, an aspiring public relations guru, needs his uncle’s help with a client. Construction magnate Sir Lachlan McIntyre enjoyed a meteoric rise after the Second World War and is in line for a life peerage, but his reputation is in jeopardy as he becomes the prime suspect for a murder.

Journalist David Duffy was curiously more interested in McIntyre’s youthful years before the war than his rags-to-riches story. Not long after the pair exchanged verbal blows, Duffy was shot dead in his car close to the M1 motorway and McIntyre’s home. Why was Campion’s name included on a list discovered in Duffy’s notebook under the heading 1932? What happened forty years ago, and could it be linked to Duffy’s death? Campion must dig deep into his memory to get to the bottom of the mystery, but can he prove McIntyre’s innocence, or is he just digging himself into trouble?

Reviews

“Clever, witty, and packed with intriguing characters, period ambiance, and unexpected twists”

Booklist

“Excellent . . . This dead-on pastiche will satisfy newcomers and series devotees alike”

Publishers Weekly

“The plot thickens in utterly unexpected ways”

Kirkus Reviews

“Ripley’s brilliant inventiveness demonstrates that golden age characters and tropes can still work for contemporary fair-play fans”

Publishers Weekly Starred Review of Mr Campion's Mosaic

“Charming, clever, and witty . . . Another delightful entry”

Booklist on Mr Campion's Mosaic

“Like the others in this addictive series, Mr Campion’s Mosaic is a cunning mix of silliness and wit”

The Times on Mr Campion's Mosaic

“One of Campion’s most waggish adventures”

Kirkus Reviews on Mr Campion's Mosaic

“Ripley again marries a crafty plotline with a persuasive evocation of Allingham’s style and characterizations. Fans of the originals will be delighted”

Publishers Weekly Starred Review of Mr Campion's Wings

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

Publishers Weekly Starred Review of Mr Campion's Coven

“A highly satisfying showdown”

Kirkus Reviews on Mr Campion's Coven

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

Hardback97814483110885th September 2023145 X 225mm240$29.99
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