Saturday, December 8, 2018

Campion at Christmas

Campion at Christmas is a re-format and re-release of a quartet of short stories by Margery Allingham.  Originally published as The Mysterious Mr. Campion in 1963, this release published 23 Nov, 2018 by Agora is a trim 64 pages and would make a lovely stocking stuffer for any ebook fans on the holiday list.

The four included vignettes are sweetly nostalgic.  I have read most (all?) of the Campion canon and was unfamiliar with these. 
Three of the 4 included stories are Campion stories and the last is an ironic short story more or less in the style of O. Henry.

On Christmas Day in the Morning
Happy Christmas
The Case of the Man With the Sack
Word in Season

I especially enjoyed the last of the 4, "Word in Season" and for me it felt the most 'Campion-like' of the stories.  Even though there was some magical realism tossed in, Campion reacted just as I would have imagined he would.

A lovely holiday read and I enjoyed it very much!

Four bright holiday stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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