CONFIDENTIAL INVESTIGATOR - ALBERT CAMPTON
A tall, thin man with overly large spectacles, he is deceptively unobtrusive when tracking down a killer and uncannily capable of predicting the deadly twists of a criminal's mind. He is unquestionably a gentleman, but even Lugg, his dauntless valet, and his friends at Scotland Yard don't know all the secrets in Campion's past-- or the confidential cases he has covertly solved while in His Majesty's Service.
(from the back cover)
Albert Campion fans will love this one and learn something about the English theater.
Another great Allingham book. It's amazing how she keeps you guessing "who done it." I couldn't put it down.
"Nasty pranks were being played on dancer Jimmy Sutane, star of London's Argosy Theatre. They began backstage as tuppenny-ha'penny squirts of malice. They became a pound's worth of trouble when they spread to the Sutanes' country estate. Someone wanted Jimmy's famous feet to tap their final performance."