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Publisher's Summary

When Albert Campion is called in by the fiancee of an old college friend to investigate the disappearance of her uncle, he little expects the mysterious spate of death and dangers that follows among the bizarre inhabitants of Socrates Close, Cambridge. He and Stanislaus Oates must tread carefully, and battle some complex family dynamics, to solve the case.
AuthorMargery Allingham was born in London in 1904. Her first novel was published when she was seventeen. In 1929 she published The Crime at Black Dudley and introduced the character who was to become the hallmark of her writing - Albert Campion
©2013 Margery Allingham (P)2013 Audible Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"Allingham's work is always of the first rank" ( New York Times)
"Margery Allingham has worked her way up to a worthy place among the tiny hierarchy of front-rankers in the detective world" ( Tatler)
"Margery Allingham deserves to be rediscovered" ( P.D. James)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Propel on 08-09-17

tremendously enjoyable

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. the right amounts of intrigue, scene description and red herrings

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lory Ortega on 04-15-18

Superb Campion

Best of them all, I believe! Excellent narration, a wonderfully convoluted but not improbable plot.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Chill on 04-13-16

Poor narration and editing

I am not fond of this narrator but his inane performance is made worse by the fact that repetition and yawning have not been edited out. Wherever possible I choose Campion stories narrated by Francis Matthews.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anita Hawthorne on 03-03-18

Did he yawn mid-story?

I enjoyed some of the accents although the female ones sounded quite similar. in the middle of the story the narrator reads a line, does a huge yawn ( not in the book) , reads the line again and carries on! I think they missed that bit in the editing process!

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