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Coroner's Pidgin

An Albert Campion Mystery
Lu par : David Thorpe
Série : Albert Campion, Volume 12
Durée : 8 h et 53 min

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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.

©2013 Margery Allingham (P)2013 David Thorpe

Critiques

"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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  • Sally Dobbs
  • 14/11/2016

Wonderfully exciting

Such an exciting and unusual
story well told. The best of Margery Allingham's great books. A great treat.

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  • Wadie
  • 28/04/2013

An enjoyable entry in the series

I love the era just before WWI and between WWI and WWII. I had read most of the Albert Campion Books years ago but this was a new one for me. The narration was interesting....I'm still not sure about the "voice" used for Albert but it might have grown on me! The mix of characters was delightful. I did figure out who the baddie was early but it didn't take away my enjoyment of the book at all. The mindset is of the characters is old fashioned but not wrong. There was a big surprise at the end and I was delighted by it. I hope to see more Albert Campion books available.

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  • Poppisima
  • 13/07/2015

Best. Ending. Ever.

Strong story, great comedy, and the aforementioned ending add up to a fabulous entry in the series.

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  • peter
  • 16/03/2019

Great story

Witty, fast paced, excellent and amusing characters, very well read and a good mystery. Recommended.

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  • Hope
  • 06/11/2017

Overdone narration

I like the interesting plots in the Albert Campion series. I've read a lot of them before but coming back to them at this point in history I can't help but be sensitized to the racism in the books although it is not a major thing, it just is an underlying note.

The narrator is a competent narrator, but the choice was made to really overact. I belong to the camp that is not looking for a fully dramatized story. I do like to know who is speaking and to have it phrased well. David Thorpe takes the description of Albert Campion's voice in the text and goes to town with it and it is pretty awful to listen to. Some of the other characters are awfully voiced as well.

Given those two issues I have, I still listened to the whole book, taking breaks to listen to other books when I couldn't stand the squeaks and squeals.

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  • F Ellen McDaniel
  • 06/10/2017

Terrible narrator!

Makes Campion sound like a shrill old woman. Reads too fast. So annoying that I abandoned the book mid way through.