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April's Book Club Pick Will Keep You on Edge of Your Seat

Albert Campion's memory may be finnicky, but we can solve this mystery together. 

traitor's purse book cover

We had so much fun engaging with other Murder & Mayhem book fans last month while reading Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd that we just know you’re all going to love April’s book club pick: Margery Allingham’s Traitor’s Purse!

Traitor's Purse

Traitor's Purse

By Margery Allingham

In fact, Agatha Christie herself has commended Margery Allingham on this work, saying “Margery Allingham stands out like a shining light. And she has another quality, not usually associated with crime stories, elegance.” Written in 1941, this book is also known as a “wartime masterpiece” and “the single best detective story.” 

Traitor’s Purse is set in England in the midst of WWII. Celebrated amateur detective Albert Campion wakes up in the hospital, unable to remember anything and accused of attacking a police officer. The one thing he can remember is that he was on a crucial mission on behalf of His Majesty’s government. Fleeing the hospital and the police, Albert struggles desperately to put the pieces together all while England, his mission, and his memory are at stake. 

Starting up again in the Fable app on April 4, Traitor’s Purse will be available for download through the app and we’ll commence reading and discussing together. We can’t wait to see you there!