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e-Book Mind Readers download

e-Book Mind Readers download

by Margery Allingham

ISBN: 0891901795
ISBN13: 978-0891901792
Language: English
Publisher: Amereon Ltd (June 1, 1977)
Pages: 274
Category: Mystery
Subategory: Thriller

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Rating: 4.7
Votes: 576
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The charm of Allingham was that while Campion was sometimes overly smart, he was much more relatable to the reader than Holmes, Wimsey, Poirot, or Holmes.

The charm of Allingham was that while Campion was sometimes overly smart, he was much more relatable to the reader than Holmes, Wimsey, Poirot, or Holmes. Indeed many of us know someone a lot like Campion (while a few of the more conceited one might think they are Campion). This means that the Campion stories themselves were relatable, we can see them actually occurring. This story isn't possible.

Allingham – despite setting her book there – clearly doesn’t understand the Swinging Sixties. The Mind Readers is the last book completely written by Margery Allingham; her husband finished up Cargo of Eagles (next in the series). Early in the novel one of the characters is described as briefly slipped back to a Twenties vernacular, and that’s obviously the decade Allingham would be most happy writing about. So basically I've come to the end of the original Allinghams and it's a sad day.

Margery Allingham become. He appeared desperate to talk: marooned amid a generation who treated him as something between an oracle and a pet owl, he seized upon the visitor as if he carried the elixir of life.

More vintage murder mysteries. Police at the Funeral. The Luck of the Vails. Have you discovered Margery Allingham, the 'true queen' of the classic murder mystery? Timothy Kinnit needs the help of private detective Albert Campion. Kinnit is rich, handsome and successful, but his past is a mystery to him and he needs Campion to find out how it connects him to the notorious Turk Street Mile slum.

Author Margery Allingham. Books by Margery Allingham: The China Governess. 8/10 3. 9, 10. The Mind Readers. 10. Coroner's Pidgin.

The Mind Readers Margery Allingham. They were in a book-filled study, the smaller of two downstairs reception rooms

The Mind Readers Margery Allingham. They were in a book-filled study, the smaller of two downstairs reception rooms. Canon Avril had lived there so long that the tremendous changes which had dismembered the world outside had come very gently to his own household. Now in his old age, a widower for many years, his daughter married and away, he lived on the ground floor humbly but comfortably while William Talisman, his verger, made his home in the basement and Mrs. Talisman kept an eye on them both.

You might not read Margery Allingham's detective novels for the plots, but her stories and insights are so irresistible that guests keep stealing them, discovers Jane . Support The Guardian.

You might not read Margery Allingham's detective novels for the plots, but her stories and insights are so irresistible that guests keep stealing them, discovers Jane Stevenson.

Books related to The Mind Readers. More by Margery Allingham. Mr Campion's Farewell. Six Against the Yard.

The China Governess (1963). The Mind Readers (1965)

Margery Allingham: A Biography by Julia Thorogood (1991); revised as The Adventures of Margery Allingham as by Julia Jones (2009). Ink in Her Blood: The Life and Crime Fiction of Margery Allingham by Richard Martin (1988). The China Governess (1963). The Mind Readers (1965). The Allingham Minibus (1973: short stories – also known as Mr. Campion's Lucky Day).

She has a sense of the fantastic, and is never dull -Times Literary Supplement. Thriller & Crime Private Investigators Historical Detectives. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Comments:
Wohald
I see that the nine reviewers of this book to date (2015) are about equally split on its virtues. I think this understandable since being late Allingham, it is not up to the standards of her earlier books. At any rate, I enjoyed it despite a somewhat excessive amount of detail about the invention which lies at the center of the story: a device which allows people to read other's thoughts. Being a misfit in the contemporary world of science and technology, I did not feel that she is being primitive in her accounts, rather that she has found a rather amusing way of parodying what was already going on in the world half century ago, when the book was written. Happily, her long-time hero, Albert Campion, plays a bigger role than in some other of the late novels as he helps the government deal with problems created by the fight for control of this new instrument of power and wealth creation. Incidentally, this was the last Campion which she wrote herself, later ones in the series were either completed by or written entirely by, her husband. (She died of cancer at age 62). To those who are devoted as am I to Allingham and other British writers of her time, I should advise that this is worth reading, although one should not expect the quality found in the books of the more vigorous period of her life. To newcomers, I would suggest that one is better off beginning earlier in the series when the author was more vigorous and her books better written. However, if you can get it at a bargain price, it is worth a try.

Makaitist
This was the very last of all the Campion novels written by Allingham that I have read. It is the worst. This is set in a similar style as a few other Campion novels in that it is not a mystery but rather a pseudo-mystery adventure tale. There is almost no mystery at all other than the need to understand certain characters motivations.

If this happened in another way with a more feasible less science-fiction premise I would rate the story higher. However the introduction of ESP into the novel makes the story seem incredibly dated. Many science-fiction writers at the time, indeed many scientists, felt that ESP was a near certain thing and I have read many dozens of stories by science-fiction writers at that time that seemed to suggest a brand new frontier in mind reading was about to begin. Some stories even suggested that due to mind reading crime would drop to a very small percent.

Alas that is science fiction and like most science fiction it is nowadays thought highly improbable.

The charm of Allingham was that while Campion was sometimes overly smart, he was much more relatable to the reader than Holmes, Wimsey, Poirot, or Holmes. Indeed many of us know someone a lot like Campion (while a few of the more conceited one might think they are Campion). This means that the Campion stories themselves were relatable, we can see them actually occurring. This story isn't possible. The skullduggery between rival companies and nations for a new product or weapon is possible, but much of the novel focuses on ESP and this makes the novel quite simply boring.

Nalmergas
The secret of telepathic communication is discovered in Cold War England. But the device is in the possession of two schoolboys, one of whom happens to be serial detective, Albert Campion's nephew, Sam. Whether the boys stole the device or invented it, there are bad guys who will kill to get hold of it.

Canon Avril, who was a prominent character in "The Tiger in the Smoke" (Campion #14 - 1952) takes the two boys in after an attempt has been made to kidnap them. They entrust their telepathic devices (I picture them as small spark plugs) to the good Reverend, who promptly turns them over the chief scientist of the British telepathy project.

I thought that was a rather bad show on Canon Avril's part, as he had promised the two boys he would safe-keep their devices.

On the way back to his laboratory, the chief scientist is murdered.

This was a strangely plotted book, with hints of a futuristic technology that is being fought over by several governments, plus a billionaire tycoon who seemed to be playing one competitor against another. I never was sure if he was a good guy or a bad guy.

Campion does uncover the murderer, but "The Mind Readers" doesn't have an ending that will satisfy most readers. The question of whether telepathy will be a source of good or evil for humanity is left unresolved. The fate of the Campion's nephew, Sam, who seemed to regress into a form of autism without his telepathic device was also unresolved.

Here is a complete list of the Campion novels that Allingham wrote ("Cargo of Eagles" was completed by her husband after her death in 1966). There are also short story collections and Campion novels that were written by her husband, Youngman Carter, which I didn't include in this list.

1. The Black Dudley Murder aka The Crime at Black Dudley (1929)
2. Mystery Mile (1930)
3. Look to the Lady aka The Gyrth Chalice Mystery (1931)
4. Police at the Funeral (1931)
5. Sweet Danger aka Kingdom of Death aka The Fear Sign (1933)
6. Death of a Ghost (1934)
7. Flowers for the Judge (1936)
8. The Case of the Late Pig (1937)
9. Dancers in Mourning aka Who Killed Chloe? (1937)
10. The Fashion in Shrouds (1938)
11. Traitor's Purse aka The Sabotage Murder Mystery (1941)
12. Pearls before Swine (1945)
13. More Work for the Undertaker (1948)
14. The Tiger in the Smoke (1952)
15. Estate of the Beckoning Lady (1955)
16. Tether's End (1958)
17. The China Governess (1963)
18. The Mind Readers (1965)
19. Cargo of Eagles (1968)

Rayli
Ridiculous premise, with too much scientific jabber. I was bored to tears. Not up to the standards of the other books in this series.

Ueledavi
I bought "The Mind Readers" in the Kindle Edition because I wanted it with me always. My favorite old authors' books aren't always available at the library as they make room for me authors. Campion charmed me from the start.

from earth
The author wandered off into science fiction fantasy and combined this with a fractured complex style that flowed poorly and was difficult to follow. Quite different from her other works and made me wonder if it was the same author or she was declining mentally as she got older. I finally gave up 92% of the way through.

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