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Publisher's Summary

From 1938 to 1969 crime novelist and detective Paul Temple and his Fleet Street journalist wife Steve solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular serials. They inhabit a sophisticated, well-dressed world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women are chic and the men still wear cravats. And where Sir Graham Forbes of Scotland Yard always needs Paul's help with a tricky case. This adventure begins with a body on a train, the word 'Alex' scrawled on the compartment window, and the discovery of a visiting card bearing the name 'Mrs Trevelyan'. More bodies follow, and the two names recur on each occasion.
Paul's attempts to unravel the mystery take him to a psychiatrist's consulting room, a rendezvous in London's dockland, a hotel in Canterbury, and many other places before the denouement in a deserted mill and the Temples' elegant flat in London.
©2003 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)16 9; 2001, 2003 BBC Worldwide Ltd
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4 out of 5 stars
By Anniebligh on 09-14-11

Dare you to limit this to one episode a week!

Just good listening, for those of us who just hung out for our serials on the radio.
Develops a perfect, totally unreal atmosphere, within a lively story.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 04-29-16

Such fab stories

I came to the temple series after hearing the Gilbert case on radio4 extra and fell in love with them. Well written cosy little mysteries well played by all of the cast. I'm working my way through all audible have to offer of Paul temple and have been thrilled with everything I've heard. Any mystery which is solved over dry martinis in the sleuth's flat is just perfect.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Wendy D on 11-03-14

By Timothy it's good...

What did you like most about Paul Temple and the Alex Affair (Dramatised)?

The characters, the suspense, the atmosphere...I love being swept back in time to days of trains with steam, telephones that ring in the house, unexpected guests...

Who was your favorite character and why?

Paul and Steve ...naturally.

Any additional comments?

Another great read from the Paul temple series. They are never disappointing.

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