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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (497 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margery Allingham Narrator: Francis Matthews Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN:
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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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda Gumper | 2/20/2014

    " The characters of the book are wonderful. .they are developed really well. Enjoyed the writing style of the book as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 2/14/2014

    " Allingham veers here into character study, telling us who the murderer is halfway through the novel, and then setting Campion to trying to find a way to stop a clever killer who is smart enough to get away with it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 1/21/2014

    " I'm reading the Campion mysteries in order (I read a few many years ago and didn't really like them, thought they were "Sayers Light"). I realize now how wrong I was - Allingham is a great writer, and Campion in this, his sixth outing, is really maturing. He's no longer just the vacuous "universal uncle", using a well-bred, slightly simple facade to hide his intelligence and slip into the background, observing and solving his mysteries. In this mystery, set among the bohemian artsy set of 1930s London, he's hunting a bold, possibly insane killer; one of the fascinating story angles is that Campion knows fairly early on whodunnit, but Allingham handles the cat-and-mouse between Campion and the increasingly daring and unstable killer masterfully. I've read some reviews in which readers were not thrilled with this departure for Campion, but I was really impressed by Allingham's portrayal of the pathos and hypocrisy of aging models, failed artists, and manipulative poseurs who make money off the fruits of the art world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 1/16/2014

    " Watched on TV (PBS) 1989, grade C+. Campion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 1/8/2014

    " Death of a Ghost is a thirties crime novel that intrigues. Of the elements...character development and the details of the murder are the best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 1/6/2014

    " Much better than Look to the Lady, and it's encouraged me to try more of her novels. In this book at least, Allingham avoids the over-the-top foolishness that Sayers employed in her more traditional Wimsey mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace | 10/26/2013

    " Allingham is better than Agatha Christie, but harder to find. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cece | 9/29/2013

    " I do like the Campion series written by Allingham. This was a strong one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddy Allen | 8/24/2013

    " The first killing took place at a crowded art show, in full view of the cream of London society. For the second killing, only the victim and the murderer were present. Now the scene was set for the third--a lavish dinner party with vintage wines, and with Albert Campion's death as the main course. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 6/16/2013

    " Story moved very quickly. Characters were quirky and fascinating as always. Love her writing style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Stephenson | 6/1/2013

    " This took a while to get interesting but my patience was rewarded by a very tense stretto finale! Also some memorable characters - William Tennyson Potter and his very unfortunate wife led my list. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stven | 4/15/2013

    " Wonderful, palpable prose. I shall read everything by Margery Allingham. (Note to self: This is the one about the posthumous paintings.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 3/15/2013

    " This is the first Albert Campion mystery that I ever read (years ago) and it got me hooked on Margery Allingham. I'm reading all the Campion mysteries in order and this one didn't have the same oomph as some of the others. (Leaving my rating as four stars based on original reading.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/6/2012

    " Great vintage British mystery writer. Good writing, good detective, good mystery. (And not gory) "

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