Coroner's Pidgin : Albert Campion

  • by Margery Allingham
  • Narrated by David Thorpe
  • Series: Albert Campion
  • 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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What the Critics Say

"Miss Allingham is one of the few writers who can deal with art. Both her passions and her patterns are beautiful, accurate and serene" (Daily Telegraph)
"Margery Allingham has worked her way up to a worthy place among the tiny hierarchy of front-rankers in the detective world" (Tatler)
"The real queen of crime" (Guardian)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Excellent book that keeps you guessing right to the end

The reader brings the characters alive. He is a pleasure to listen to. The story complexity ensures you are kept guessing until the very end.
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- Josephine

Enjoyable read

Where does Coroner's Pidgin rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the top twenty but that top twenty changes all the time with the books I listen to AND still read.


What other book might you compare Coroner's Pidgin to, and why?

Probably a previous Campion novel


Which character – as performed by David Thorpe – was your favourite?

Lugg


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No - too nuanced for that.


Any additional comments?

Sometimes Marjorie Allingham wraps the book up too quickly. Still not sure how it was done this time!

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- JillyB

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-03-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios