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4.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 5 4.17 (23 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margery Allingham Narrator: Philip Franks Publisher: Hachette Audio UK Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2007 ISBN:
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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 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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila Beaumont | 2/19/2014

    " "The Smoke" is fogbound post-WWII London. "The Tiger" is the truly evil Jack Havoc, who has escaped from prison by feigning mental illness to get sent to a psychiatrist, whom he fools and then murders. In his quest to get hold of a priceless hidden treasure, he doesn't care how many people he kills. This thriller, one of my favorites, is notable for its graphic contrast of good, personified in the saintly Canon Avril (protagonist Albert Campion's uncle), and evil, personified in Havoc. There's also a most entertaining Dickensian cast of cockney characters. It's well worth reading and rereading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 2/6/2014

    " Really great classic mystery. Something about it reminds me of and C.S. Lewis's That Hideous Strength and the fiction of Charles Wallace. It's set after the close of WWII. A young war widow is engaged to be married again, and suddenly begins receiving photos that seem to indicate her first husband is still alive. An intricate mystery follows, with some great characters,suspenseful plotting, and graceful writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg Field | 1/24/2014

    " This is the a talented writer. I found myself enjoying her turn of phrase as much as the characters and the plot. The character of Avril is as lovingly drawn as any I have encountered. definitely worth your time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jim | 1/19/2014

    " About the only thing I liked about this book was the title. The writing style was annoying and intrusive. The characters were frustrating and the plot was at best fair. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dean | 1/17/2014

    " Allingham aims much higher here than in any of her other Campion books. Indeed, Campion is almost incidental to the real main story here. Deeply felt and thought-through. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 1/15/2014

    " if i stopped to think about the plot of this mystery, it was transparently ludicrous, but while reading it was both terrifying and absorbing. more of a madman-on-the-loose story than a whodunit, it still had some interesting twists and surprises. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin72 | 1/13/2014

    " First M Allingham book I've read. I'm now a major fan! Extremely well written, gripping, compelling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meg Benjamin | 11/23/2013

    " An interesting blend of classic and modern. It's not as revolutionary as some critics claim, but it's appealingly creepy. And the ending is stunning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sallie Gouverneur | 10/12/2013

    " you may need to be a certain age to appreciate setting and references; this is postwar England with a prewar hero and family, but Campion really does not take center stage; the villain and an innocent fiance do. Nicely rendered, fairly compelling storytelling; one of Allingham's best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paddy | 8/30/2013

    " I read this book years ago and adored it, one of my favorite of the old classic English mysteries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 8/6/2013

    " I found her prose delicious! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/19/2012

    " I love this book, read it a dozen times. It was a switch from her traditional mystery book to suspense...don't read it by yourself at night. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christie Purifoy | 11/7/2012

    " A classic - for good reason. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cece | 7/21/2012

    " One of her best, a page-turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny Schwartz | 12/30/2011

    " The first Margery Allingham book I ever read, and wonderful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jocelyn | 4/22/2011

    " I was surprised at how entertaining this mystery story is. Young engaged couple; WW II mystery; villian who is evil personified; London; buried treasure. What more could you want? I especially liked the characterization. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Whitney | 4/15/2011

    " I liked this book a lot. The character development is deep and the mystery is intriguing. I also love the author's descriptions of London life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 InfoShaman | 9/6/2010

    " The writing kept shifting from suspenseful to mediocre. I can't imagine I'll ever re-read this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 5/29/2010

    " Loved it the first time, don't know why I did the second time "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 4/22/2010

    " I liked it. Kind of a thriller/mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 3/15/2010

    " The first Margery Allingham book I ever read, and wonderful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rita | 1/19/2010

    " This book is set after WW2, Campion is married to Amanda Pontisbright (from The Fear Sign) & is 20 years older.
    Although Campion is not a main character he takes part in a daring rescue. An exciting read with a really nasty villain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paddy | 8/23/2009

    " I read this book years ago and adored it, one of my favorite of the old classic English mysteries. "

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