The Tiger in the Smoke : Albert Campion

  • by Margery Allingham
  • Narrated by David Thorpe
  • Series: Albert Campion
  • 10 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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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" ()
"[Allingham] captures her quintessential quiet detective Albert Campion to perfection... For those who relish classic crime fiction" (Daily Express)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Much loved story - narration dubious

I first read this book 40 years ago and love all the Campion novels (even the ones that r for want of a better wword 'silly'), This one is my favourite. However it was spoiled for me by the narration.The accent and intonation do not fit with the narrative voice in my head. I know it is a personal thing but I wont be buying any more as I found it too jarring..
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- A

part of this story was on TV about 40 years ago .

Where does The Tiger in the Smoke rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

in the top half - its a good story and well read.


What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

As with many Audio books, the end is ruined by the production company announcing who they are IMMEDIATELY at the end of the story, thus one cannot remember how the story ended, and my end of story meditation is ruined.


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

I liked the Vicar - his encounter with the villain was brave,


Any additional comments?

I may go back and read more of this series.

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- Stephen J

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-03-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios