Mr Campion’s Mosaic
by Mike Ripley

Albert Campion travels to Dorset as he attempts to get to the bottom of a series of shocking events connected to a TV adaptation of one of Evadne Childe’s famous novels.

London, 1972. The Evadne Childe Society has gathered in honour of what would have been the author’s eighty-second birthday, and Albert Campion is there as a reluctant guest speaker and ceremonial birthday cake cutter.

But Campion’s oratory skills aren’t the only thing in demand. A TV remake of a twenty-year-old film adaptation of one of Evadne’s classic novels, The Moving Mosaic, has been derailed by someone attempting to murder the leading man – the latest in a series of increasingly disturbing incidents – and the society wants Campion to investigate. Who is determined to sabotage the production at any cost, and why?

Travelling to the picturesque village of Kingswalter Manor in Dorset where filming is due to start, Campion soon stumbles upon dark secrets, ghosthunters, an impressive mosaic, and murder.

Reviews

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

Publishers Weekly Starred Review

“One of Campion’s most waggish adventures”

Kirkus Reviews

“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

“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

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 Mosaic by Mike Ripley is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278509804th October 2022147 X 222mm256$29.99
Hardback97807278509804th October 2022150 X 228mm272£20.99
Hardback97807278509804th October 2022147 X 222mm256$29.99
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