If you are interested in blogging or want to promote your book, please contact E. B. Davis at writerswhokill@gmail.com.


Here are the upcoming WWK interviews for the month of July!

July 4th Christopher Huang, A Gentleman's Murder

July 11th V. M. Burns, The Plot Is Murder

July 18th Edith Maxwell (Maddie Day), Death Over Easy

July 25th Shari Randall, Against The Claw


Our July Saturday Guest Blogger Schedule: 7/7--Mary Feliz, 7/14--Annie Hogsett, 7/21--Margaret S. Hamilton, 7/28--Kait Carson.

Our special bloggers for the fifth Monday and Tuesday of July--Kaye George and Paula Gail Benson.


Please welcome two new members to WWK--Annette Dashofy, who will blog on alternative Sundays with Jim Jackson, and Nancy Eady, who will blog on every fourth Monday. Thanks for blogging with us Annette and Nancy!


Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Annette Dashofy's Uneasy Prey was released in March. It is the sixth Zoe Chambers Mystery. The seventh, Cry Wolf, will be released on September 18th. Look for E. B. Davis's interview with Annette on September 19th.

Carla Damron's quirky short story, "Subplot", was published in the Spring edition of The Offbeat Literary Journal. You can find it here: http://offbeat.msu.edu/volume-18-spring-2018/


Tina Whittle's sixth Tai Randolph mystery, Necessary Ends, debuts on April 3, 2018. Look for it here. Tina was nominated for a Derringer Award for her novelette, "Trouble Like A Freight Train Coming." We're all crossing our fingers for her.

James M. Jackson's Empty Promises, the next in the Seamus McCree mystery series (5th), was published on April 3, 2018. Purchase links are here. He's working on Seamus McCree #6 (False Bottom)


Dark Sister, a poetry collection, is Linda Rodriguez's tenth published book. It's available for sale here:


Shari Randall's "Pets" will be included in Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies anthology, which will be published in 2018. In the same anthology "Rasputin," KM Rockwood's short story, will also be published. Her short story "Goldie" will be published in the Busted anthology, which will be released by Level Best Books on April 25th.


Shari Randall's second Lobster Shack Mystery, Against the Claw, will be available in July 31, 2018.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Mr. Campion’s Farthing by Philip Youngman Carter: A Review by Warren Bull





Mr. Campion’s Farthing by Philip Youngman Carter: A Review by Warren Bull

Originally published in 1969, Mr. Campion’s Farthing was written by Philip  Youngman Carter.  The author was the husband of Margery Allingham. He said the idea for the novel came from his deceased wife. He also reported that he had collaborated with her in many of her books written over forty years. And that may even have been true. At least his deceased wife did not rise from the grave in protest.

Mr. Campion’s Farthing is a well-written book that places Mr. Campion in the environment of the cold war and brings in a new character, Rupert Campion, his son. The social commentary is worthy of Margery Allingham. So is the humor and the imagery.

The plot is fair to readers. The beginning pulled me in. The characters are interesting. The novel fits with the style and sensibility of golden age mysteries in a later setting than most of them.

It’s a shame no other books about the Campion family were written. This should satisfy Allingham fans. It is definitely recommend this novel.

5 comments:

Kait said...

Sounds like an interesting read. I had no idea that Margery Allingham's husband wrote as well. I loved her books growing up. Glad that he could carry off the book on his own, but a bit miffed to learn he took posthumous co-writer credit on her books. Always a suspicious statement.

Margaret Turkevich said...

I'm suspicious, too. But it sounds like a satisfying read.

Gloria Alden said...

It's another book to add to my list to look for and read.

Shari Randall said...

Yes, that bit about co-writing was a bit fishy!

KM Rockwood said...

Thanks for bringing this book to my attention. You've reviewed a number of excellent books that I was not familiar with.