Campion receives an enigmatic anonymous letter alerting him to the death of a old schoolmate, nicknamed "The Pig" who bullied and hazed him when he was younger. Three months later he is recruited by Sir Leo Pursuivant to help him investigate the murder of a man who was planning an unpopular development project in the area. Somewone evidently pushed a heavy concrete urn from an upper balcony which fell onto his head. TRhe corpse looks like "The Pig" or a close relative, but the investigation is thwarted when the body mysteriously disappears. Written by
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Originally published in 1937, the original novel is the only one in the series that is told from Campion's point of view. See more
Oh, sayeth the owl. Oh-ho sungeth the frog. Oh- ho, month the worm. The angel weepeth behind golden bars. Consider, oh, consider the lowly mole. Small hands are sore and his snout bleedeth. Where is Peters that was promised to us?
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