Death of a Ghost

ebook Albert Campion

By Margery Allingham

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An artist’s legacy lives on—through murder in this  Albert Campion mystery masterpiece from “one of the finest Golden-Age crime novelists” (The Sunday Telegraph).
To vex his rival from the grave, a famous artist has left twelve paintings to be sold after his death. Each year, one painting is revealed to kick off London’s art season. But this release party—bringing family, friends, critics, and collectors together—devolves into scandal. A power outage leaves everyone in the dark, and when the lights come back on, a man lies dead—stabbed through the heart with bejeweled scissors.
Family friend Albert Campion is present during the deadly crime. The too obvious suspect is the artist’s granddaughter, Linda Lafcadio, who was engaged to the victim until he brought back a model from Italy and married her. Linda didn’t take his suggestion of a ménage à trois well, to say the least. But was she angry enough to kill him? Campion thinks not. He’s actually quite sure he knows who did the dastardly deed, but there’s no evidence to prove it. And though he’s one step behind a diabolical killer, Campion just might be next on the list of victims . . .
“Uncommon merit in every direction . . . honestly, you can’t go wrong with Death of a Ghost.” —Boston Evening Transcript
Praise for Margery Allingham
“Margery Allingham stands out like a shining light.” —Agatha Christie
“The best of mystery writers.” —The New Yorker
“Allingham was a rare and precious talent.” —The Washington Post
“Don’t start reading these books unless you are confident that you can handle addiction.” —The Independent
Death of a Ghost