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    • The Crime at Black Dudley

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 395
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 350
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 353

    When George Abbershaw is invited to Black Dudley Manor for the weekend, he has only one thing on his mind - proposing to Meggie Oliphant. Unfortunately for George, things don't quite go according to plan. A harmless game turns decidedly deadly and suspicions of murder take precedence over matrimony. Trapped in a remote country house with a murderer, George can see no way out. But Albert Campion can.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I LIKE this narrator quite a lot!!!!

    • By Meep on 11-16-13

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Death of a Ghost

    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: Francis Matthews
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 103

    The unrivalled Albert Campion returns to solve another shocking murder - classic crime fiction at its very best. J.S. Lafcadio, the painter, is dead. He wanted lasting fame and he left instructions to his wife for one painting to be exhibited every year after his death. Eight years later in Little Venice, a group of friends and family gather to view the painting. They are treated instead to a murder....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More Campion!

    • By E. K. on 09-08-12

    Regular price: $19.71

    • Mystery Mile

    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: Francis Matthews
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 229
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 206

    Judge Crowdy Lobbett has found evidence pointing to the identity of the criminal mastermind behind the deadly Simister gang. After four attempts on his life, he ends up seeking the help of the enigmatic and unorthodox amateur sleuth, Albert Campion. After Campion bundles Lobbett off to a country house in Mystery Mile deep in the Suffolk countryside, all manner of adventures ensue. It's a race against time for Campion to get the judge to safety and decipher the clue to their mysterious enemy's name.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Delightfully Different Kind of Mystery

    • By John on 01-14-14

    Regular price: $17.76

    • The Mind Readers

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Fact catches up with fiction when the secret of telepathic communication is discovered. But the device at the centre of the mystery is in the possession of two schoolboys and whether they stole it or invented it, there are powerful interests who will kill to get hold of it. Albert Campion faces as deadly a challenge as any in his career.As urbane as Lord Wimsey.as ingenious as Poirot. Meet one of crime fiction's Great Detectives, Mr Albert Campion.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Satisfying!

    • By L. Wittke on 08-09-16

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Coroner's Pidgin

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An enjoyable entry in the series

    • By Wadie on 04-28-13

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Police at the Funeral

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • tremendously enjoyable

    • By Propel on 08-09-17

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Flowers for the Judge

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    Scandal hits the staid publishing house of Barnabas when one of the directors is found dead in the strong-room. Suspicion immediately falls on his wife's lover, the junior partner in the firm. But how does an unpublished Restoration comedy come to feature in the tragedy? And what of the odd disappearance of another director twenty years before?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the Best!

    • By L. Wittke on 05-17-17

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Tiger in the Smoke

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 101

    Jack Havoc, jail-breaker and knife artist, is on the loose on the streets of London once again. In the faded squares of shabby houses, in the furtive alleys and darkened pubs, the word is out that the Tiger is back in town, more vicious and cunning than ever. It falls to Albert Campion to pit his wits against the killer and hunt him down through the city's November smog before it is too late.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not really a mystery-unique among Campions

    • By Meep on 11-19-13

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Dancers in Mourning

    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: Philip Franks
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful book, sadly abridged recording

    • By Martha on 11-05-12

    Regular price: $14.26

    • More Work for the Undertaker

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 78

    In a masterpiece of storytelling, Margery Allingham sends her elegant and engaging detective Albert Campion into the eccentric Palinode household, where there have been two suspicious deaths. And if poisoning were not enough, there are also anonymous letters, sudden violence and a vanishing coffin. Meanwhile the Palinodes go about their nocturnal business and Campion dices with danger in his efforts to find the truth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Once again Allingham draws a complete picture of a past time

    • By Poppisima on 07-22-15

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Dancers in Mourning

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Jimmy Sutane is London's favorite song-and-dance man, headlining at the Argosy Theatre, and beloved by all. Or almost all - someone has taken to playing increasingly nasty pranks. Albert Campion offers to poke around, but what he finds chez Sutane nearly overwhelms him. The far-from traditional household features a clutch of explosive egos, including a brooding 'genius musician,' and a melodramatic young actress who seems to delight in drawing others into her web

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Spectacular reading

    • By Bodiccea on 10-18-13

    Regular price: $20.24

    • The Man with the Sack

    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    "Albert dear, we are going to have a quiet family party at home here for the holiday, just ourselves and the dear village. It would be such fun to have you with us." Faced with an invitation he can't refuse, Albert Campion is spending Christmas with the Turretts at Pharaoh's Court, along with the Welkins and Mike Peters, a young man trying to shake off his father's reputation. But when Santa Claus is implicated in a burglary, Campion's skills are put to use.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellently narrated Campion short story

    • By Carol Mello on 05-13-18

    Regular price: $2.97

    • The Fashion in Shrouds

    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: Philip Franks
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • lovely abridged presentation!

    • By CaptiveBooks on 11-01-17

    Regular price: $10.11

    • The Fashion in Shrouds

    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: Francis Matthews
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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 couturière and Campion's sister. In order to protect Valentine, Campion must unravel a story of blackmail and ruthless murder....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Leaves a nasty taste in one's mouth

    • By Bodiccea on 04-06-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Murder for Christmas

    • Tales of Seasonal Malice
    • By: Margery Allingham, Marjorie Bowen, Agatha Christie, and others
    • Narrated by: David Birney, Robert Culp, Paul Eddington, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    Ah, the pleasures of Christmas...the hanging of greens, the traditional feast, the gathering families, a few secrets in the air...and a bit of murder, conspiracy, and theft. The holiday season seems to inspire the imagination of the best mystery writers, and their talents shine here in these delightful tales of Yuletide crime. So seize a few quiet hours in this busiest of seasons to enjoy their sleigh full of mysterious treasures, here with the finest of flair.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Treat for classic mystery lovers

    • By Kathi on 10-23-17

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Look to the Lady

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    The Gyrth family had guarded the Chalice for hundreds of years. It was held by them for the Crown. Its antiquity, its beauty, the extraordinary legends that were connected with it, all combined to make it unique of its kind. It was irreplaceable. No thief could hope to dispose of it in the ordinary way. And indeed no ordinary thief would dream of trying. But there are others besides those who make their living by robbery, others whose immense wealth and passion for collecting render them less immune to the practical considerations that must guide even the less honestly minded citizens.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love the start to this one, like the reader

    • By Meep on 11-16-13

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Flowers for the Judge

    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: Philip Franks
    • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    The secrets of the respected publishing house of Barnabus Ltd. stretch back many years, but when one of the directors is found dead, locked in the company's strongroom, it's time for Albert Campion to set to work puzzling out the mysteries.

    Regular price: $14.01

    • Traitor's Purse

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    Campion investigates once more, but this time he is on the run from the police - classic British crime writing at its best. Celebrated amateur detective Albert Campion awakes in hospital accused of attacking a police officer and suffering from acute amnesia. All he can remember is that he was on a mission of vital importance to His Majesty's government before his accident. On the run from the police and unable to recognise even his faithful servant Lugg or his own fiancée

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of Allingham's best

    • By Bookwormish on 11-21-15

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Sweet Danger

    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: Franis Matthews
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Campy Campion

    • By Marie on 01-12-15

    Regular price: $16.52

    • The Beckoning Lady

    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Campion's glorious summer in Pontisbright is blighted by death. Amidst the preparations for Minnie and Tonker Cassand's fabulous summer party a murder is discovered and it falls to Campion to unravel the intricate web of motive, suspicion, and deduction with all his imagination and skill.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truly enjoyed this one.

    • By notlad on 03-10-18

    Regular price: $15.48

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