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  • Sweet Danger

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Margery Allingham
    • Narrated By Franis Matthews
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (38)

    Way back during the Crusades, Richard I presented the Huntingforest family with the tiny Balkan state of Averna but since then the kingdom has been forgotten, until circumstances in Europe suddenly render it extremely strategically important to the British government. They hire unconventional detective Albert Campion to recover the long-missing proofs of ownership - the deeds, a crown, and a receipt - which are apparently hidden in the village of Pontisbright.

    Kristin says: "Funny and engaging Campion mystery"
    "Funny and engaging Campion mystery"
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    I love Margery Allingham's characters and her stories. This story is not typical of Allingham's Campion mysteries. It is a bit more tounge-in-cheek and there is no murderer to catch but rather a puzzle to be solved in order to lay claim to a strategically important piece of land. (The story is set in England just before WWII.) Like her other Campion mysteries, Campion is as dour as ever and is counter balanced by his "man" Lugg and other supporting characters. I particularly liked Amanda Fitton's resourcefulness, spunk and courage. The story is well told, the characters are realistic, the villan is scary and everybody's psychological motivations are crystal clear. The mystery will hook you and your concern about the fate of the characters will keep you involved. I had trouble turning it off.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Murder at Monticello: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (31)

    After an archaeological dig reveals a skeleton under Thomas Jefferson's Monticello home, forgotten passions and bitter controversies are re-ignited. When a modern day killer adds another body to the already tangled web of deceit, suddenly there are two murders to solve - and Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen goes hunting for the truth. Her friends Mrs.Murphy the tiger cat and Tee Tucker the corgi are on the hunt too - for a killer who's out to keep Harry quiet.

    Dorinda says: "MORE ENJOYMENT"
    "Interesting take on slavery"
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    What would have made Murder at Monticello better?

    This series is only OK. The characters are ok and the plots are worse. I was interested in what would happen to the characters as the books progress but I'm not going to read anymore since I found Ms. Brown comments on slavery to be disturbing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dancers in Mourning

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Margery Allingham
    • Narrated By Philip Franks
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (14)

    Everyone fell under the spell of Jimmy Sutane, the charming and talented song-and-dance man. Everyone, that is, except the spiteful practical joker who put a pin in his stick of grease-paint and pasted 'Last Week' over the 'House Full' notices. Nothing too deadly. But as soon as Albert Campion is called in to investigate, people begin to die, and there's no shortage of suspects when the first victim's death is so convenient for so many.

    Martha says: "Wonderful book, sadly abridged recording"
    "Great mystery! My second favorite Champion mystery"
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    Any additional comments?

    This is a fabulous book. The story is engaging with an unexpected twist at the end. The characters are pitch perfect. Allingham writes with great insight and empathy. The narrator is very good. I love this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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