Freddy Pilkington-Soames Adventures

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 240 ratings

A Case of Blackmail in Belgravia Publisher's Summary

It's 1929, and Ticky Maltravers is the toast of London high society, adored by everyone - or so it seems, until somebody poisons him over dinner. Now it turns out that numerous people with secrets to hide had every reason to wish him dead. But which of them murdered him? For Freddy Pilkington-Soames, newspaper reporter and man-about-town, the question hits a little too close to home, thanks to an unfortunate drunken encounter with Ticky's corpse which he'd much rather the police didn't find out about - and thanks also to his exasperating mother Cynthia's seeming determination to get herself arrested by tampering with the evidence. But a pretty girl with big blue eyes is demanding his help in solving the mystery, so what can he do but agree? Now all he has to do is hide the wrong clues, find the right ones, and unmask the murderer before the police discover what's really been going on. That ought to be easy enough. If only people didn't keep getting killed....

©2016 Clara Benson (P)2017 Clara Benson
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  • Book 1

    • A Case of Blackmail in Belgravia

    • A Freddy Pilkington-Soames Adventure, Book 1
    • By: Clara Benson
    • Narrated by: Gethyn Edwards
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 152

    It's 1929, and Ticky Maltravers is the toast of London high society, adored by everyone - or so it seems, until somebody poisons him over dinner. Now it turns out that numerous people with secrets to hide had every reason to wish him dead. But which of them murdered him? For Freddy Pilkington-Soames, newspaper reporter and man-about-town, the question hits a little too close to home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Freddy is Back

    • By Jerri C on 05-07-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • A Case of Murder in Mayfair

    • A Freddy Pilkington-Soames Adventure, Book 2
    • By: Clara Benson
    • Narrated by: Gethyn Edwards
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    When Hollywood star Dorothy Dacres plummets six floors from her hotel terrace on the night of her greatest triumph, it initially looks like a tragic accident. But her death is so very convenient to her many enemies that press-man Freddy Pilkington-Soames, who was there on the night she died, begins to suspect foul play. And when cocaine is found in her room, it only complicates matters further. Soon, Freddy is chasing across London on the trail of drug dealers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Fun Freddy mystery

    • By Jerri C on 12-19-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • A Case of Conspiracy in Clerkenwell

    • A Freddy Pilkington-Soames Adventure, Book 3
    • By: Clara Benson
    • Narrated by: Gethyn Edwards
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    The ladies of Clerkenwell Central Hall are none too pleased at having their temperance meetings disrupted by the rowdy communists next door, but for Miss Olive Stapleton in particular, the uneasy coexistence proves fatal when she is found stabbed through the heart with a paper knife. Enter Freddy Pilkington-Soames, who’s been recruited by British Intelligence to investigate a suspected communist plot to stir up a general strike. Freddy thinks there’s more to Miss Stapleton’s death than meets the eye, but as he delves more deeply into the mystery, it only becomes more puzzling. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Freddy rides again

    • By Jerri C on 06-01-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

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