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Publisher's Summary

Just returned from years overseas on a secret mission, Albert Campion is relaxing in his bath when his servant Lugg and a lady of unmistakably aristocratic bearing appear in his flat carrying the corpse of a woman.
At first Campion is unwilling to get involved, but he is forced to bring his powers of protection to bear on the case, and to solve not only the mystery of the murdered woman but also the alarming disappearance of some well-known art treasures.
©2013 Margery Allingham (P)2013 David Thorpe
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Critic Reviews

"Miss Allingham is one of the few writers who can deal with art. Both her passions and her patterns are beautiful, accurate and serene" (Daily Telegraph)
"Margery Allingham has worked her way up to a worthy place among the tiny hierarchy of front-rankers in the detective world" (Tatler)
"The real queen of crime" (Guardian)
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By Wadie on 04-28-13

An enjoyable entry in the series

I love the era just before WWI and between WWI and WWII. I had read most of the Albert Campion Books years ago but this was a new one for me. The narration was interesting....I'm still not sure about the "voice" used for Albert but it might have grown on me! The mix of characters was delightful. I did figure out who the baddie was early but it didn't take away my enjoyment of the book at all. The mindset is of the characters is old fashioned but not wrong. There was a big surprise at the end and I was delighted by it. I hope to see more Albert Campion books available.

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By Sally Dobbs on 11-14-16

Wonderfully exciting

Such an exciting and unusual
story well told. The best of Margery Allingham's great books. A great treat.

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By Josephine on 01-22-16

Excellent book that keeps you guessing right to the end

The reader brings the characters alive. He is a pleasure to listen to. The story complexity ensures you are kept guessing until the very end.

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By JillyB on 07-07-13

Enjoyable read

Where does Coroner's Pidgin rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the top twenty but that top twenty changes all the time with the books I listen to AND still read.

What other book might you compare Coroner's Pidgin to, and why?

Probably a previous Campion novel

Which character – as performed by David Thorpe – was your favourite?

Lugg

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No - too nuanced for that.

Any additional comments?

Sometimes Marjorie Allingham wraps the book up too quickly. Still not sure how it was done this time!

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