Look to the Lady
Albert Campion #3
The Gyrth family has guarded the Gyrth Chalice for hundreds of years. Its antiquity, its beauty, the legends that were connected with it, all combined to make it unique. No thief could hope to dispose of it in the ordinary way. And no ordinary thief would dream of trying. Kept in a windowless chapel, and protected by a fearsome curse, the Chalice should be impervious to thievery. But this is 1930, and crooks have all the advantages of the modern world.
The victim of a botched kidnapping attempt, Percival St. John Wykes Gryth, current heir to the Gyrth family and guardian-elect of the Chalice, suspects that he might be in a spot of trouble. Unexpected news to him - but not to the mysterious Mr Campion, who reveals that the ancient Chalice entrusted to Val's family is being targeted by a ruthless ring of thieves. The vague, bespectacled Albert Campion doesn't look like he'll be much help against them. But looks can be deceptive.
Fleeing London for the supposed safety of the village of Sanctuary, in Suffolk, Campion and his trusty assistant Luggand come face to face with events of a perilous and puzzling nature. When Val's aunt is found dead with an expression of terrified—and terrifying—shock upon her face, Campion must preserve not only the safety of Chalice, but also that of the Gyrth family. Campion might be accustomed to outwitting criminal minds, but can he foil supernatural forces?