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Jimmy Sutane is London's favorite song-and-dance man, headlining at the Argosy Theatre, and beloved by all. Or almost all - someone has taken to playing increasingly nasty pranks. Albert Campion offers to poke around, but what he finds chez Sutane nearly overwhelms him. The far-from traditional household features a clutch of explosive egos, including a brooding 'genius musician,' and a melodramatic young actress who seems to delight in drawing others into her web of carefully groomed tragedy. Someone here is aiming to hang up Sutane's tap shoes on a permanent basis, and if Campion is to keep Jimmy dancing, he'll have to come up with some pretty fancy footwork of his own.

Margery Allingham was born in London in 1904. Her first novel was published when she was seventeen. In 1929 she published The Crime at Black Dudley and introduced the character who was to become the hallmark of her writing - Albert Campion.

©2013 Margery Allingham (P)2013 Audible Ltd

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"Miss Allingham's strength resides in the power of her characterizations, in her striking talent for painting vivid social backgrounds, and in her skillful use of language" ( Guardian)

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  • Bodiccea
  • 2013-10-18

Spectacular reading

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I love the Campion series and the plot is satisfyingly full of twists. Good story but, most especially, the narrator is truly wonderful! David Thorpe captures all the different characters well with a really impressive repertoire of different voices for each. His delivery adds a great deal of well-placed comedic touches to the story. I am definitely looking for more books narrated by Mr. Thorpe.

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  • notlad
  • 2019-04-22

Okay. There must be a reason.

I was so very distracted by the narrator putting an A at the end of the word coupe. I checked Webster, which gives the pronunciation I expected. So why wasn't it caught by the editor? It really ruined it for me.

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  • Chouli
  • 2016-11-11

Amazing!!!

I love all of the Campion mysteries, but this one was just stupendous!!! Even with Campion expressing the building tension, the tension did grow! It wasn't till the last that I suspected. So much fog in the way to see the end.

Great yarn!

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  • Marie
  • 2015-01-05

Campion Revealed

Unlike other Campion stories, the reader gets to see a new side of Campion. We get a glimpse into his heart and his struggle with a personal conflict. It adds a new dimension to his character, who usually gets by with a joke to cover his feelings. The story is peppered with intriguing secondary characters and plot twists abound. I gave the story itself only 4 stars because I don't think the motive given for the killers action was worthy of some of his/her actions. A great listen, though I do find David Thorpe's interpretation of Campion's voice a bit over the top.

The book cover makes no sense. No one in the story was a ballet dance. Just a pet peeve of mine.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2022-06-23

Well written and worth the time

Allingham is a master of her craft, and this one is another great read. She knows her characters and creates them brilliantly, spinning a fascinating tension between obligation, duty and desire.

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  • Sharon
  • 2021-06-21

Character boring and hard to discern

Who is Albert Campion? Perhaps I should have started with book 1, but books 9 and 12 are the ones that are free included with membership, so those were my initiation into this series. I must say that after listening to both books, I have no idea who the main character is, what his personality is like, or what his motivations are for detecting. I can't even tell if he is particularly good at his job! He doesn't have any strong characteristics.

The narrator, David Thorpe, isn't bad exactly; he does a number of good voices and accents for other characters. However, the voice he uses for Albert Campion makes the detective seem like a silly idiot -- it is high, frivolous and inappropriately emotive in parts.

I'm not going to be spending any money or credits on other books in this series.

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  • KR
  • 2019-02-10

I especially liked this one

The story had some just wonderful Lugg, plus surprises. The performance was great, the accents and the character interpretations, the dialogues were lovely.

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  • Stephen W Osborne
  • 2016-11-18

A Smash Hit!

I'd read this book years ago and enjoyed it. I enjoyed it more listening to David Thorpe's performance. He made each character come to life, making the story vivid and exciting. Here we have Campion involved in a case he really doesn't want to solve, mainly because he's fallen in love with the wife of one of the suspects.