Hide My Eyes
Returning to the darker themes that made Tiger in the Smoke such a success, Allingham introduces a serial killer who is haunting London’s “Theatreland.” The sparring between Sergeant Luke (who thinks he’s got the case sewn up) and Albert Campion (who wonders what might have been seen by the old couple on the bus) is as sparkling as ever, but canny readers will note that Miss Allingham was shifting toward the psychological themes that put her in the company of Ruth Rendell and Patricia Highsmith, both of whom would soon follow her lead.
Who's Likely to Like This
Fans of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and the Golden Age of Mystery Fiction
"A charming novel, with admirably colorful London backgrounds and fine narrative tension"—New York Times