Death of a Ghost : Albert Campion

  • by Margery Allingham
  • Narrated by Francis Matthews
  • Series: Albert Campion
  • 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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....


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Albert Campion - Ghost Buster!

Would you listen to Death of a Ghost again? Why?

Yes it is a gentle but compelling mystery, as the best of Margery Allingham always are, dark in places and yet somehow cosy and comforting. My son used to listen to the tapes as bedtime stories and now thanks to Audible and the Magic of MP3 we both can relive that time all over again even though he is nearly 30 now.

Who was your favorite character and why?

the ghost - a totally fictional artist but such a compellingly drawn rouge that you wish he was real just so you could see his artwork

Have you listened to any of Francis Matthews’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Francis Matthews used to do all of the Albert Campion books, and his voice is a perfect match for them, happily satirical but warm and generous to the listener. It is sad that so few of his recordings on this website. the narrators on the other titles, while excellent for other stories, read these Campions too quickly, too sharply, these are cosy armchairs of books,and should be read as such. I advise anyone to get the stories read by him first!

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

it is a much more subtle story than that - you tend to have a quiet smile on your face through out. Though it's not a rice pudding of a story, it has some wonderful twists.

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- Roger


I very much enjoyed this and Francis Matthews performed the story so well. Great listening.
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- Juanita Fogarty

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-08-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios