->'''Mr. Albert Campion'''
->''Coups neatly executed.''
->'' Nothing sordid, vulgar, or plebeian.''
->'' Deserving cases preferred.''
->''Police no object.''

Albert Campion is the protagonist of a series of novels by Margery Allingham; outwardly a RichIdiotWithNoDayJob but in reality a GentlemanAdventurer [[WeHelpTheHelpless who is willing to sell his skills to anyone in trouble]]. Aside from his enquiring mind and deductive abilities, his main attributes are his incredible range and depth of contacts, ranging from low class criminals up to the Chief Constables of a number of police forces and his ability to insinuate himself anywhere and get along with pretty much anybody.
He was assisted on most of his adventurers by Magersfontein Lugg a burglar turned valet.

A television adaptation, ''Series/{{Campion}}'', debuted in 1989. It featured Creator/PeterDavison as Campion.

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[[folder:Novels in this series]]
* "The Crime at Black Dudley" (1929), also known as "The Black Dudley Murder".
* "Mystery Mile" (1930).
* "Look to the Lady" (1931), also known as "The Gyrth Chalice Mystery".
* "Police at the Funeral" (1931).
* "Sweet Danger" (1933), also known as "Kingdom of Death" and "The Fear Sign".
* "Death of a Ghost" (1934).
* "Flowers for the Judge" (1936), also known as "Legacy in Blood".
* "The Case of the Late Pig" (1937).
* "Dancers in Mourning" (1937), also known as "Who Killed Chloe?".
* "The Fashion in Shrouds" (1938).
* "Traitor's Purse" (1941), also known as "The Sabotage Murder Mystery".
* "Coroner's Pidgin" (1945), also known as "Pearls Before Swine".
* "More Work for the Undertaker" (1948).
* "The Tiger in the Smoke" (1952).
* "The Beckoning Lady" (1955), also known as "The Estate of the Beckoning Lady".
* "Hide My Eyes" (1958), also known as "Tether's End" and "Ten Were Missing".
* "The China Governess" (1962).
* "The Mind Readers" (1965).
* "Cargo of Eagles" (1968). Novel left incomplete due to the death of Allingham in 1966. Completed by her husband Philip Youngman Carter.
* "Mr. Campion's Farthing" (1969) by Philip Youngman Carter.
* "Mr. Campion's Falcon" (1970) by Philip Youngman Carter. Published posthumously as Carter died in 1969.
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[[folder: Regular & Recurring Characters]]
!!Albert Campion
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Campion may compulsively joke, tell facetious stories, and make the most inane entrances, but you touch a client or someone he's taken a liking to, and you will go down.
* BlackSheep: he's estranged from most of his family, partially because he actually cares about and wants to help people and partially how he goes about doing so.
* BreakTheCutie: One of the early chapters in ''Coroner's Pidgin'' mentions how, because of what he saw in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, he'll never be quite as carefree again. Sadly, this was TruthInTelevision for a lot of people who saw service.
* BritishTeeth
* BunnyEarsLawyer: His quirks, especially noticeable in the early works, lead others to wonder how anyone could seriously have referred them to him for help. His quirks do tone down as he gets older (though he never can quit the compulsive quipping).
* CharacterTics: Campion's facial expressions become more vague and foolish when he's figured out something and very often when he's about to do something badass.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Occasionally lampshaded by Lugg or Campion himself.
* ClassClown: Campion was implied to be this in school and college.
* CoolOldGuy: Campion becomes one of these by the end of the series.
* CulturedBadass
* DeadpanSnarker
* DidNotGetTheGirl: Until Amanda, all of the women that Campion is interested in end up falling in love with one of his [[TheLancer friends or clients]].
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: He tends to do this in a comedic manner. Needless to say, whatever BigBad is in the story [[ColdBloodedTorture does not usually take this well]]
* DistinctiveAppearances: The minute you hear reference to a 'tall man', a 'thin man', or a 'pale man', you know who it is because no one is referred to in that way except our hero.
* DoesntLikeGuns: due to that he'd rather not have the temptation to kill anyone, however he does carry one when jobs look to be dangerous and is, in fact, a very good shot.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: His real name is [[spoiler: Rudolph]], and he hates it and has done his very best to make people forget it, requiring he be called "Albert" at least as far back as college if not before then.
* FatAndSkinny: The skinny one when pretty much next to anybody, but especially next to Lugg.
* ForTheFunnyz: Campion can rarely resist the compulsion to make a funny, especially in the earlier books.
* FramesOfReference: In a double subversion of SmartPeopleWearGlasses, Campion purposely wears overly large spectacles to [[ObfuscatingStupidity emphasize his]] [[SmarterThanYouLook non-intelligent appearance]] (he does, however, apparently need them for seeing long-distance).
* GentlemanAdventurer: Unlike most of the type though, he does have bills to pay and several stories start with Campion agreeing to help someone for free and Lugg wondering how Campion's going to be able to afford to do so.
* GentlemanDetective
* GentlemanSnarker: Especially as he gets older.
* GrayEyes: described as pale, actually.
* GuileHero
* HappilyMarried: When he and Amanda finally do.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Doesn't express it too much, but you find out when he writes one of his adventures himself (despite doing his best to not spoil the story with any 'damned modesty' since he was quite 'brilliant in it') that he's actually very critical of himself, doesn't see himself as a hero, and tends to get hung up on any perceived failures or mistakes he makes.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: with Lugg.
* IHaveManyNames: Campion has used many pseudonyms; even 'Albert Campion' itself is a pseudonym. (It's eventually revealed that his first name is [[spoiler: Rudolph]], and implied, [[ShrugOfGod but never outright stated]], that he is really the bastard son of King George V.)
* KnightInSourArmor: Not an incredibly blatant version because he tends to [[SadClown hide both his idealism and his disillusionment under a rain of]] [[ForTheFunnyz jokes and quips]], but when you do get to see beneath it, he is very much this trope.
* LivingLegend: Becomes this in certain circles by the end of the books.
* MagneticHero: Despite his quirks, compulsive quipping, and foolish manner, most people find themselves somehow looking for him to come up with a plan or following his orders without question. Is lampshaded in several books.
* MotorMouth: In the earlier books he often goes into long complicated jokes or making up a long string of funnies on the fly, often resulting in a pre-emptive or mid-sentence collective "Shut Up!" from whatever group of people he's with even if they do respect him and know he's more than he appears.
-->Marlowe Lobbett: "I say, do you always talk like this?"
-->Mr. Campion: "Almost always. People get used to it in time. I can't help it, it's a sort of affliction, like stammering or a hammer toe. My friends pretend they don't notice it."
* MysteriousPast
* SadClown: Often uses funnies to relieve the stress of situations and hide his inner workings.
* SelfDeprecation: Doubly subverted. He'll make some sort of statement about his life, fame, heritage, or abilities that's so outrageous it's obvious he's being ironic.
* SharpDressedMan
* SmarterThanYouLook: By the time you realise he's not as dumb, silly, or flighty as he looks, it's too late. Far, far too late.
** ObfuscatingStupidity: One of Campion's greatest weapons. He knows how people perceive him and he'll ramp it up to eleven to enforce that image if it means he's more likely to be underestimated.
* TheSocialExpert
* StealthInsult: It's fairly common for him to slip these somewhere in the middle of his usual [[ForTheFunnyz compulsive joking]].
* TechnicalPacifist: Campion has a 'rule' not to kill -- mostly because he doesn't want to have that on his conscience and partly because of his arrangement with the police -- but he's quite ready to punch people into the wall. And the table. And [[CombatPragmatist the bookshelf...]]
** The only exception to the 'rule' was in the book "Traitor's Purse" in which he is a secret agent during World War II, though he one time did accept a government job where part of his contract was he would have to kill an agent from a vicious international art-stealing ring (though he ended up not having to do so).
* TheTrickster
* VerbalJudo: Campion becomes quite good at this as he ages.
* VitriolicBestBuds: with Lugg. If they're not insulting each other, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness then something is wrong...]]
* WeHelpTheHelpless: and his card reads: "Justice neatly executed. Nothing sordid, vulgar, or plebeian. Deserving cases preferred. Police no object."

!!Magersfontein Lugg
* BadassMoustache: what Lugg thinks it is (and he's probably pretty justified). Campion, however, [[PornStache can't take it seriously]].
* BassoProfundo: In contrast to Campion's tenor voice and fast-paced chatter, Lugg has a very, very deep, sepulchral voice.
* BattleButler
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: He likes to make out that he's this in regards to Campion.
* CordonBleughChef
* FatAndSkinny: The fat one.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: with Campion.
* TheLancer
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Allingham inadvertently never really aged Lugg throughout the books (which span thirty years or so), and she even lampshades it in one of her short stories in which she meets up with Lugg and asks him why he doesn't age. After she realized she hadn't been making him age, she just shrugged and let him keep going as he was except for making his moustache white. By the end of the series he should be somewhere in his eighties, and still looks like he's in his fifties.
* OlderSidekick
* OneOfTheKids: Tends to be this whenever he's around kids, making Campion both amused and sometimes frustrated.
* PersonalMook: to Campion.
* ReformedCriminal: He used to be a cat burglar.
* SarcasticDevotee
* SourSupporter
* StoutStrength
* VitriolicBestBuds: with Campion. If they're not insulting each other, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness then something is wrong...]]

!!Amanda Fitton
* BirdsOfAFeather: Campion and Amanda are both highly energetic in mind and body, love to joke around a lot, love adventure, and are not concerned about sticking to their "proper" roles.
* GenkiGirl: In her first appearance and the only person who can keep up with her is Campion (or, rather, they're the only ones who can keep up with each other); she slows down a bit in the later novels.
* HeroesWantRedHeads
* PluckyGirl
* RedheadInGreen: In her first appearance.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: While not ugly, Mr. Campion is not the most handsome man; Amanda fell in love with his intelligence, wit, humour, and his dedication to helping others.
* SkilledButNaive: is this in her first appearance. When she and Campion meet up again years later, she's matured and is the perfect partner for Campion.
* SpiritedYoungLady
* TechnologicalPacifist: Averted. During WWII she designs and builds war planes.
* WomenDrivers: Averted. Amanda is a magnificent and elegant driver, one of the first things Campion notices about her and finds attractive when he has amnesia in "Traitor's Purse."
* WrenchWench: Is extremely good at fixing, designing, and building mechanical things. She is actually the chief airplane designer at Alandell Aeronautics and prefers getting her hands in actually assembling the engines.

!!Stanislaus Oates
* DeadpanSnarker: Emphasis on the deadpan.
* FriendOnTheForce: Pretty close friend if making Campion his son's godfather is any indication.
* HappilyMarried
* RetiredBadass: Eventually.

!!Charlie Luke
* AntiNihilist
* BadassBaritone
* CharacterTics: Is constantly using his hands to describe people.
* FaceOfAThug
* FacialDialogue: He communicates through this just about as much as through speaking, and uses this and his compulsive hand-gestures to be really quite articulate in a very weird way.
* FriendOnTheForce
* HollywoodAtheist: Averted.
* KnightInSourArmor
* OddFriendship: With Canon Avril.
* SlasherSmile: His smiles often get mistaken for this, and are prone to unnerve even people that know him well enough to know it's not a SlasherSmile.

!! Thos. T. Knapp
* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: Thos. gathers information he can use to his advantage; he's quite adamant it's not blackmail.
* TheRat
* RecruitingTheCriminal: Several times.
* ReformedCriminal: Eventually he becomes almost respectable.
* RunningGag: One that spans several books and many years. In his first appearance he keeps trying to tell stories of [[NoodleIncident other times he and Campion worked together]] and Campion shutting him up, and further down the road Campion trying to tell stories about when he and Thos. worked together and Thos. shutting him up.

!! Canon Hubert Avril
* BadassPacifist: And how!
* {{Bookworm}}
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Not a very blatant one, more tends towards being forgetful while thinking about something he considers more important, like washing his hands before going out after getting blood on them.
** TheCloudcuckoolanderWasRight: Campion (and Charlie Luke) have learned that Canon Avril is almost always right, and you're better off listening to him.
* CoolOldGuy
* GodIsGood: Believes this in contrast to Charlie Luke who doesn't believe there's a god and if there is He doesn't care.
* GoodIsNotDumb: Charlie Luke is actually a bit surprised by this. Canon Avril is highly intelligent and you can see where Campion got his enquiring mind and perception from (and even where Campion got his snarkiness, it's just Avril can control it).
* GoodShepherd
* HappilyMarried: Or was until his wife died a few years before he shows up in the books.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Of the more rounded sort (to others or even the reader - until you see inside his head - he can appear not so rounded). He struggles with things but he makes the right (or at least as right as he can perceive) decision.
* OddFriendship: With Charlie Luke.

!!Augustus "Guffy" Randall
* BestFriendsInLaw: Becomes this with Campion after Campion marries Amanda.
* IdleRich: Except for when Campion recruits him for a job/mission.
* NotWithThemForTheMoney: With his wife, who became pretty fantastically rich at the end of the adventure in which he met her.
* QuintessentialBritishGentleman

!! William Faraday
* [[BlatantLies Blatant Liar]]: Is really a most terrible liar.
* DirtyOldMan
* HonoraryUncle: To Campion.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Is very narcisstic but very childlike and loyal to those he considers his friends.
* ManChild
* TheMunchausen: He wrote his memoirs, but he decided his life was so boring that he needed to spice it up 'a bit.' He got caught out for doing so, of course, and brought to court but people were so amused by him and his fictional adventures he ended up quite well off between the book selling like mad and a stage-play being made of it.

!! Gilbert Whippet
* [[spoiler: BrilliantButLazy]]
* [[spoiler: TheChessmaster: He manipulated Campion into getting into the Pig Peter's case so he didn't have to pay Campion.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}} [[spoiler: Subverted. He only appears that way.]]
* ComplexityAddiction: To put it mildly.
* TheNondescript: Campion says about Whippet, "Vagueness is not so much his characteristic as his entity. I don't know what he looks like, except that presumably he has a face, since it would be an omission that I should have been certain to observe."
* [[spoiler: SmarterThanYouLook]]
** [[spoiler: ObfuscatingStupidity: possibly the only person to be able to out-do Campion on this front.]]

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!!These books provide examples of:
* AccentDepundent: The clue to the answer of who Simister is [[spoiler: (Alistair "Ali" Barber)]], is likely to take American readers a moment or two to 'get' it.
* AffablyEvil: Several of the villains.
* AloneWithThePsycho: [[spoiler: Canon Avril is alone with a serial killer, on purpose! BadassPacifist, indeed.]]
* AmnesiacHero: Campion in "Traitors Purse". Possibly first amnesiac secret agent who must find out [[IdentityAmnesia who he is]], and what he forgot that is so important so he can stop an evil plan during World War II.
* AssholeVictim: Most of them.
* AuthorAvatar: The short story "A Border-Line Case" is essentially a conversation between Campion, a police detective (I forget which one), and the {{Narrator}}, whom the others call Margery.
* AuthorExistenceFailure: Allingham passed away in the middle of writing a Campion novel. It was finished by her husband Phillip Youngman Carter, who later wrote two more Campion novels of his own. They're remembered as pretty mediocre, if they're remembered at all.
* BaldWoman: Mrs. Munsy.
* BattleButler: Lugg and Scatty Williams.
* BavarianFireDrill: Campion sometimes engineers these.
* BigDamnHeroes: In [[spoiler: "The Crime at Black Dudley"]] Guffy Randall and The Hunt, of all things
* BigDamnKiss: Campion and Amanda after thwarting a plot by Nazis that could have brought the U.K. to its knees.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Faradays.
* BlackSheep: Campion, his sister Valentine, and if they're any indication of what their family frowns upon, probably Canon Avril as well.
* BluffingTheMurderer: Done by Campion quite a bit (he uses Type 3 a lot because a lot of times that's the only way he feels that others will be safe).
* BodyDouble: At the end of "Mystery Mile" Campion is asked to do this [[NoodleIncident apparently again]] for a foreign prince, and he uses one for himself in [[spoiler: "Sweet Danger"]].
* BookcasePassage
* BreakoutCharacter: Campion was originally a supporting character in a relatively interesting spin on a [[DarkHouse manor murder mystery]] which, frankly, [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness wasn't that great]]. The main character ended up as TheWatson in the same book, simply because Campion was such fun to write.
* BrokenMessiah: Campion when seriously contemplating ignoring his ideals, [[spoiler: i.e. seriously contemplating pointing the authorities toward his client so he could steal the man's wife,]] even falling into a HeroicBSOD and putting on some pretty thick JadeColoredGlasses, but [[HesBack he's brought back to himself]] in the next book via LoveRedeems.
* ChildProdigy
* ChivalricRomance: The whole book "Look to the Lady" is filled with many a ShoutOut to chivalric romances, especially KingArthur and OrlandoFurioso, and considering the subject matter it is somewhat justified but there is much more in there than necessary or that [[ViewersAreGeniuses the casual modern-day reader]] would notice.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Richie Barnabas. Canon Avril is a mild one. Gilbert Whippet [[spoiler: appears to be one, but is actually more a case of BrilliantButLazy and SmarterThanYouLook.]]
* CoolCar: Campion's red Lagonda he gets (finally replacing his broken-down, falling apart old Bentley) in "Flowers for the Judge".
* TheCreepyUndertaker: Jas. Bowels in "More Work for the Undertaker."
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: To the [[BigBad BigBads]] in both 'Mystery Mile' and 'Sweet Danger'.
* DeathByChildbirth: Charlie Luke's wife.
* DisguisedInDrag: Campion in "Sweet Danger" so as to avoid being instantly recognisable by his enemies and friends from a distance; leads, of course, to one of his many hilarious entrances.
* DoubleSpeak: Whenever Campion calls up his contact in L.C. Corkran's GovernmentAgencyOfFiction.
* ElCidPloy: Campion plays this in the beginning of "Sweet Danger" in order to try to draw the villains into the open.
* EldritchAbomination: The guardian of the Gyrth Chalice, according to legend, though perhaps the only one that really knows for sure is now dead (and if the legend is true, because of the guardian).
** Subverted in that same story with the creature of Pharisee's Clearing.
* EverybodySmokes
** SmokingIsCool
* FriendInTheBlackMarket: Campion and Lugg have more than a couple of these.
* FriendOnTheForce: Stanislaus Oates and Charlie Luke are the most notable, however there are a few others.
* FunWithAcronyms / PunnyName: Roland Isidore Peters [[spoiler: the victim in "Case of the Late Pig" who faked his death once and then made trouble in a small town, then was murdered and his body stolen]]. Now go back and read his initials again.
* GenreAdultery: The Campion books might be billed as mystery stories, but Margery Allingham often switched between genres (helped by the fact that Campion was quite versatile). Sure, she had whodunnits and country house murders, but there were also adventure novels, thrillers, comedies of manners, secret agent thrillers, mild science fiction, and mild fantasy/horror.
* GenteelInterbellumSetting: About half of the books are set during this time and like this.
* GovernmentAgencyOfFiction: What Campion works for during and after World War II.
* HairpinLockpick: Campion employs this several times (usually borrowing one from a female companion), though he prefers his real lockpicking tools.
* HoldingTheFloor: Campion is very, very good at this and it's saved his and many others' lives, either while he maneuvers into a favourable position or is waiting for backup. One character mentally comments that this is probably one of Campion's "chief stock in trade."
* HonoraryUncle:
** Lugg to Rupert.
** William Faraday to Campion.
** Campion terms himself 'universal uncle', making himself honorary uncle to everyone.
* IronLady: Mrs. Faraday.
* ItsForABook: Campion says that Eager-Wright (to Eager-Wright's chagrin) is doing this so he and Eager-Wright (and Guffy Randall) can ask questions without being too suspicious in a small town.
* IUhYouToo: Campion's proposal to Amanda (after having been [[UndercoverAsLovers "engaged" to divert suspicion from those who might get suspicious of their spending a lot of time together]]) effectively amounts to: "I wouldn't mind, if you wouldn't mind, if you wanted to keep the engagement ring on in its official capacity."
* JoinOrDie: A choice given to Campion a couple of times.
* KidsAreCruel: When asked how Campion knew [[SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp Roland Peters]], Campion gives a short bit of backstory about how he and [[TheBully Peters]] attended the same school as young children and that Peters once sliced off three square inches of skin off his (Campion's) chest and held him over an unlit gas lamp until he passed out.
* TheKillerBecomesTheKilled: In "Crime at Black Dudley" and in "Flowers for the Judge" (by a SympatheticMurderer).
* KillItWithFire: How the BigBad in "The Crime at Black Dudley" intends to kill his hostages, and how Campion deals with the menace in [[spoiler: "Traitor's Purse"]]
* KingIncognito: Subverted in so many ways in "Sweet Danger." Campion pretends to be royalty (which, as one character noted [[ShrugOfGod Campion may actually be]] ) obviously undercover.
* KnifeNut: Captain Jack Havoc
* LetOffByTheDetective: Campion does this to [[spoiler: Richie Barnabas]] and [[spoiler: Abbershaw does this to Wade Petrie]].
* LetsGetDangerous: Campion, of course, especially in "The Crime at Black Dudley" where everyone has taken him for a [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} idiot]] and a [[TheSoCalledCoward coward]] (for his whimsical [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snarking]] of all their plans for escape), then [[spoiler: single-handedly rescues Abbershaw and Meggie, in an attempt to fight back against their captors efficiently takes down one of the toughest mooks all on his own while it takes three of the other men to take out the other, then takes out Dawlish's TheDragon, all after being [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured]] for information.]]
* LifeImitatesArt: After World War II, Margery Allingham was told that the diabolical Nazi plan that Campion has to stop in "Traitor's Purse" was something that the Nazis had actually tried to do.
* LightsOffSomebodyDies: In 'The Crime at Black Dudley' and 'Death of a Ghost'.
* LockedRoomMystery: In "Flowers for the Judge."
* LoveTriangle: Crops up a few times and is generally written in a contemptuous fashion so the reader doesn't sympathize with those involved. Most notably the one between Campion, his client, and his client's wife (see BrokenMessiah for how this ends up affecting Campion) in "Dancers in Mourning", and the one between Campion's sister, Amanda's boss, and an actress in "The Fashion in Shrouds" (which tends towards the PsychoticLoveTriangle end of things) against which the non-possessive and rather sweet romance of Campion and Amanda is juxtaposed.
* LovingAShadow: Campion is afraid Amanda is in love with the idea of him being the perfect hero rather than with his true self (failings and all) and though (when they first met) she might have started out her crush that way she's much too practical to stay that way for long and soon assures him that she's in love with him and not such a shadow.
* MacGuffin: The Gyrth Chalice in "Look to the Lady". The Crown, the Charter, and Metternich's Receipt in "Sweet Danger". The telepathic devices in "The Mind Readers." The [[spoiler: golden Eagles]] in "Cargo of Eagles."
* TheMentallyDisturbed: Campion is occasionally taken for this.
* MorallyBankruptBanker: In [[spoiler:"More Work for the Undertaker"]]
* NewOldFlame: Janet Pursuivant
* NoodleIncident: Campion and Thos. T. Knapp's previous times working together
** The 'other' time Campion [[BodyDouble body doubled]] for a prince in order to draw out and catch people who were trying to kill his highness. Also qualifies as a OffscreenMomentOfAwesome twice, because he does it again, again offscreen.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Most of World War II, where it is implied Campion was something of a {{Badass}} spy/secret agent and possibly something of an {{Ambadassador}}, but we only get to see a little of his wartime activities in "Traitor's Purse."
* OldDarkHouse: Black Dudley
* OldFlameFizzle: Campion rather apprehensively meets up with Janet Pursuivant [[spoiler: now Janet Whippet]] at a party some years after having married Amanda, wondering if he'll still be attracted to her, only to realise what we did all along: that she's not bright and would have been an incredibly bad match for him.
* OlderHeroVsYoungerVillain: Campion (in his sixties) having to fight a murderer who is not only nearly half his age, but a master of martial arts.
* OneOfTheKids: Campion and Amanda seem to take turns with who is to be the responsible adult after they have Rupert (Campion and Rupert plan involved gags on Amanda and Lugg, and Amanda can oft be found playing a cheerful and rather destructive game of tag with Rupert). Lugg is this whenever he's around children.
* PunnyName: [[SmugSnake Max Fustian]]
* QuirkyHousehold: What happens when Campion and Amanda get married, and even more so when they occasionally stay at Campion's uncle's (Canon Avril) house.
* RecruitingTheCriminal: Thos. T. Knapp
* RelationshipUpgrade: Campion and Amanda at the end of "The Fashion in Shrouds."
* RightfulKingReturns: Suberted and played straight in the same book, "Sweet Danger". Campion pretends to be the earl of Pontisbright and king of Averna to draw the villains into the open, then by the end of the book he's found (and crowned) the rightful heir.
* ShoutOut:
** In "Police At the Funeral" Campion can't resist wearing a [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes deerstalker cap]] to impress a client and jokes around with Stanislaus Oates by pretending to deduce all about someone from the sound of their footsteps.
** In "The Case of the Late Pig" Campion is asked if his unusual butler [[Literature/LordPeterWimsey saved his life in the war]].
* SmokeOut: Campion uses his homemade smoke bombs to smoke the criminals out of a house which his friends had charged into against orders on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* SpySpeak
* SuicideNotMurder: [[spoiler: In "Police at the Funeral," but not only does Andrew set up his own suicide to look like murder, he leaves behind lethal booby-traps to kill off his relatives and they succeed in killing two of them.]]
* SympatheticMurderer: [[spoiler: Wade Petrie and Richie Barnabas]]
* ATasteOfTheLash: Happens 'off-screen' in "The Crime at Black Dudley" after Campion [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu makes a fool]] out of the BigBad that has him held hostage.
* {{Telepathy}}: "The Mind Readers"
* TenMinuteRetirement: Campion briefly attempts to retire to accept a well-paying, stuffy, boring job so as to provide a steady income for his family, but he soon gives this idea up (much to Amanda and Lugg's relief) when several people (all unrelated to each other) ask for his help in solving a mystery.
* UndercoverAsLovers: Campion and Amanda in "The Fashion in Shrouds", though by the end of the book the engagement is for real.
* TheUnreveal: Campion's identity; subverted when in "The Crime at Black Dudley" Abbershaw thinks he's finally figured out who Campion is, then uses the name to try to shock Campion, but it's just another of Campion's aliases.
* UnsuspectinglySoused: Campion has this done to him when BluffingTheMurderer (Type 3) he accepts a dinner invitation and is manipulated by the MagnificentBastard into having a cocktail. The cocktail however reacts with the rare wine the murderer had specially ordered at the restaurant, and causes Campion to become soused. [[spoiler: Fortunately Campion had asked Inspector Oates for a few plain clothes policemen to watch over him, otherwise the murderer would have gotten away with pushing the inebriated Campion beneath a train.]]
* TheVicar: Swithin Cush
* VillainousWidowsPeak
* WeirdAside: Campion, Amanda, Whippet, and the occasional old woman tend to do these.
* WhatExactlyIsHisJob: A lot of people wonder that about Campion.
* WindsOfDestinyChange: Capt. Jack Havoc and Canon Avril are both what Havoc calls 'Watchers'
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