The Fashion in Shrouds by Margery Allingham

This mystery sees Albert Campion visiting his sister, Val, who is the top designer at a fashion house. Their family approves of neither of them, but the way. Val has been working on dresses for the actress Georgia Wells. Campion has found the skeleton of Georgia’s former fiance in a …

Cloak and Dagger Challenge May Link-Up

It’s May and I have to admit I’m a bit tired. How are you doing? I hope everyone’s safe and healthy. Thankfully, my family is all well and still working. But, how about a giveaway? If you’ve signed up for the challenge and have read at least one Cloak and …

Dancers in Mourning by Margery Allingham

My problem with Dancers in Mourning is that while the plot itself is well-done, Campion is not his usual self. He’s over-emotionally involved and it’s affecting his decisions and involvement with the case. To start off, Campion visits the theatre with ‘Uncle’ William Faraday, who has found his mostly fictional …

The Red House Mystery by A. A. Milne

It’s a shame Milne only wrote one mystery. The Red House Mystery is clever and funny and charming. From the dedication: Our amateur sleuth is Antony Gillingham. He stops at The Red House to visit his friend, Bill Beverly, but as he gets there he finds a frantic man banging …

Can You Read a Series in a Month? Challenge

I am an unapologetic series reader. Mysteries of course, vintage and contemporary, but also sci-fi, fantasy, and even the occasional romance. The two books I’m in the middle of right now, listed on my sidebar, are both parts series. So, when I saw Michelle and Berls’ Can You Read a Series …