In Hide My Eyes, Campion finds himself hunting down a serial killer. A spate of murders leaves him and his friend and colleague Inspector Luke, with only the baffling clues of a left-hand glove and a lizard-skin lettercase. However a chain of strange events leads them to an odd museum of curiosities hidden in a quiet London neighbourhood where there is more going on than meets the eye.
©2013 Margery Allingham (P)2013 Audible Ltd
"Allingham's work is always of the first rank" (New York Times)
"Margery Allingham has worked her way up to a worthy place among the tiny hierarchy of front-rankers in the detective world" (Tatler)
"For the connoisseur of detective fiction" (Sunday Times)
This is a pacey story - moving much faster than the other Campion books. Luke plays a key role and although I didn't like the voice this reader gave him the story was very gripping and enjoyable.
Campion - who else in one of these books?
I freely admit that Philip Franks is my absolute favourite for reading these books but he never recorded this one. David Thorpe did very well and gave each character a different voice.
That would give away the plot. There are several poignant moments when someone realises the truth in stages.
This book is too long and the reader has made the voices so different from previous books that nothing rings true.
"Allingham just keeps getting better!"
This time we get into the mind and habits of s serial killer, pursued by a wider circle of interested parties. Excellent and very modern, and Charles Luke really shines. My only complaint is that Lugg and Amanda don't play a part.
"Very good, not great"
Have not read the print edition.
Her characterizations are always excellent. People are vivid, well-rounded, unusual and individualistic.
David Thorpe is fantastic. Although most people say that Frances Matthews reads Allingham better (and he is great), David Thorpe pushes the envelope and makes each character so individualistic. He has great enthusiasm and attention to detail in his reading. People don't like the high whine he puts into Campion's voice, but that is how Allingham describes Campion's voice in Black Dudley.
I wouldn't make a film of it as, although it was good, it was kind of a pale shadow of Tiger In The Smoke.
Allingham can do no wrong.
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