Mr. Campion's war / by Mike Ripley.

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    • Publication Information:
      First world edition
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Campions young and old, extended family members and loyal friends are gathered at the Dorchester Hotel to celebrate Albert Campion's seventieth birthday - along with some intriguing, unrecognizable guests. Who exactly are the mysterious, aristrocratic, scar-faced German, Freiherr Robert von Ringer, and the elegantly chic Madame Thibus - and what is their connection to Mr. Campion? Campion has decided the time has come to enthral his guests with his account of his wartime experiences in Vichy France more than twenty-five years before, but in doing so he unveils a series of extraordinary events. Why here and why now? Not least as Campion's shocking revelations have repercussions which reverberate to the present day, putting one of his guests in deadly danger.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references.
    • Other Titles:
      Mister Campion's war.
    • ISBN:
      0727888099
      9780727888099
      9781847519504
      1847519504
    • Accession Number:
      on1039323942
      1039323942
    • Accession Number:
      fay.598998
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      RIPLEY, M. Mr. Campion’s war. [s. l.]: Severn House, 2018. ISBN 0727888099. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.598998. Acesso em: 15 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Ripley M. Mr. Campion’s War. Severn House; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.598998. Accessed December 15, 2019.
    • APA:
      Ripley, M. (2018). Mr. Campion’s war. Severn House. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.598998
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Ripley, Mike. 2018. Mr. Campion’s War. Albert Campion Mystery. Severn House. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.598998.
    • Harvard:
      Ripley, M. (2018) Mr. Campion’s war. Severn House (Albert Campion mystery). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.598998 (Accessed: 15 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Ripley, M 2018, Mr. Campion’s war, Albert Campion mystery, Severn House, viewed 15 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Ripley, Mike. Mr. Campion’s War. Severn House, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.598998.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Ripley, Mike. Mr. Campion’s War. Albert Campion Mystery. Severn House, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.598998.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Ripley M. Mr. Campion’s war [Internet]. Severn House; 2018 [cited 2019 Dec 15]. (Albert Campion mystery). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.598998

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 October #2

*Starred Review* It's Albert Campion's seventieth birthday, and he's planned a big celebration at London's posh Dorchester Hotel. The guest list is eclectic: his family, of course, but also guests from France and Spain, a former German officer, a London police inspector, and representatives from the armed services and MI6. Campion's plan is to finally tell his family and friends what he did in WWII—something so clandestine that the Official Secrets Act prevented him from revealing it until now, nearly 30 years later. In a series of flashbacks, Campion shows that he was, in fact, a war hero in Vichy France and a very different person from the gentle, eccentric, seemingly bumbling man he now often seems to be. But all these years later, there is one unresolved issue that could result in Campion's birthday celebration ending in tragedy. Can he find a way to avert a fiasco? Ripley has more than capably taken over the Albert Campion mystery series, originally created by Margery Allingham during the Golden Age of British crime fiction, and 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. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 October #1

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 (after 2017's Mr. Campion's Abdication). On May 20, 1970, a black-tie dinner is held at the Dorchester hotel in London, to celebrate Albert Campion's 70th birthday. The guests include L.C. Corkran, a retired British intelligence officer, and German Robert von Ringer, a contemporary of Campion's at Cambridge University, intriguingly described as someone who, during WWII, tried to kill the birthday boy at least twice. Flash back to 1942 and a Nazi plot to manipulate Britain's currency, as well as a conspiracy involving "corrupt Vichy politicians making personal profits out of government supply contracts, and the well-established Marseilles underworld." The espionage plot line predominates, but there's an act of violence at the Dorchester whose perpetrator must be detected. Ripley matches his faithful characterizations with witty prose (a major has a "rather plummy voice, rather like a northern rep actor trying to do Shakespeare at short notice"). Allingham aficionados will be enthralled. (Dec.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.