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Extended Audio Sample The Tiger in the Smoke, by Margery Allingham
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,193 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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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