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Andrea K Höst

Australian writer of science fiction and fantasy.
The Tiger in the Smoke - Margery Allingham Meg Elginbrodde, a war widow for five years, is on the verge of being remarried when she starts receiving grainy contemporary photos of a man who looks very like her dead husband. Campion, a relation of Meg's, steps in to try to discover whether this is an impersonation, blackmail, or if, by some strange chance, her husband is still alive.The blood-soaked unravelling of the mystery, which becomes a character study of a killer, is gripping, but this is not one of my favourite of the Campion novels, not least because of the 'protect the ladies', "old-fashioned" relationship Meg is embarking upon, which may suit her, but was still annoying.