The Beckoning Lady : Albert Campion

  • by Margery Allingham
  • Narrated by David Thorpe
  • Series: Albert Campion
  • 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


What the Critics Say

"Miss Allingham's strength lies in the power of her characterization" (New York Times)
"Margery Allingham has worked her way up to a worthy place among the tiny hierarchy of front-rankers in the detective world" (Tatler)
"Spending an evening with Campion is one of life's pure pleasures" (Saturday Review)
"Margery Allingham deserves to be rediscovered" (P.D. James)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Very disappointed

What disappointed you about The Beckoning Lady?

Performance grossly inappropriate to the characters. Highpitched male voices, females reduced to a gloomy drone.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The character of Charlie Luke has a wonderful richness and depth in the book - turned into a squeaky caricature in this performance

Would you be willing to try another one of David Thorpe’s performances?


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Beckoning Lady?

I wouldn't cut anything from the story; the book is a marvellous piece of work and one of my all-time favourites. I would cut the narrator.

Any additional comments?

Margery Allingham must be spinning in her grave

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- Ms C Higman

Perfect - Wonderfully crime writer - beautifully read

Full of character and humour - one of Margery Allingham's best.
David Thorpe's characterisation is brilliant. Definitely recommend. The voice of Campion takes a little getting used to - but I think he actually has the voice and character perfect - and his ability to change characters and inflect personality into each one is excellent.
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- Miss

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-04-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios