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Amateur detective Albert Campion is summoned to Cambridge to assist the Faraday family with a mystery. He must untangle a web of family resentments and discover the truth behind the disappearance of one of the Faraday cousins, vanished without a trace one Sunday morning after church, only to be found dead in a secluded stream.

Matters are complicated further by the murder of Julia, one of the Faraday sisters, poisoned by her morning cup of tea. Campion must unravel a chillingly ingenious plot, strewn with red herrings, to get to the real secret of the Faradays.

©1931 Margery Allingham (P)2009 Hachette Digital

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Brilliant! Great story with superb narration.

I am usually able to guess the murderer but not in this case! The narration is utterly superb with a stylish voice and great acting skills evident.

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An enjoyable book.

I founded this to be an enjoyable story.Unfortunately as I haven't appreciated that it was an abridged addition.