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First, there is a skeleton in a dinner jacket. Then, a corpse in a golden aeroplane. After another body is found, Albert Campion nearly makes a fourth.

Both the skeleton and the corpse have died with suspicious convenience for Georgia Wells, a monstrous but charming actress with a raffish entourage. Georgia's best friend just happens to be Valentine, a top couturier and Campion's sister. In order to protect Valentine, Campion must unravel a story of blackmail and ruthless murder.

©1938 Margery Allingham (P)2007 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Allingham's work is always of the first rank." ( New York Times)
"Margery Allingham has precious few peers and no superiors." ( Sunday Times)

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lovely abridged presentation!

Lovely abridged presentation - Mr. Franks did all the characters justice. Now I want to go back for the complete version!

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  • Cheryl
  • Petersburgh, NY, United States
  • 09-30-11

Too Fast!

I thought, at first, that the ipod was playing this book at a faster speed than normal. It is impossible to listen to and to follow the story - it's just too much work to be enjoyable.

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  • Anita Hawthorne
  • 01-28-18

Disappointing version

Awful abridged version that destroys the original plot and characterization. Read far too quickly. Really disappointing.