Mr Campion’s Visit
by Mike Ripley

An intriguing case of higher education and lower morals: the entertaining new Albert Campion mystery.

Suffolk, 1970
. Albert Campion is back in Black Dudley, once the scene of murder and mayhem but now home to the brand-new University of Suffolk Coastal. Appointed to the role of the university’s Visitor, Campion finds he has a curiously vague remit, but his initial visit to the concrete campus takes an unexpected turn when the body of charismatic Chilean professor Pascual Perez-Catalan, a rising star and genius scientist in the field of geochemistry, is fished out of the ornamental lake.

It seems Pascual was unpopular among his fellow academics and lecturers, his trail-blazing research taking up most of the university’s new computing capacity . . . and he was also a keen ladies man. Drawn into another puzzling murder, Campion must negotiate internal politics, seething jealousy and resentment, blackmail, betrayal and a phantom trumpeter as he searches for a ruthless killer.


Neatly combines humor and mystery … Fans of Allingham’s originals will be well pleased

Publishers Weekly

Ripley has never been better at demonstrating his ability to plausibly extrapolate from Margery Allingham’s Campion novels than in his fourth outing for her gentleman sleuth . . . Allingham aficionados will be enthralled.

Publishers Weekly Starred Review of Mr Campion's War

Ripley has . . . continued to publish the same kind of wonderfully genteel, appealingly old-fashioned, gently humorous, always entertaining, and eminently readable stories that became Allingham's signature.

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

Hardback - Large Print978072789257728th February 2020145 X 223mm400£23.99
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