This adventure begins with a body on a train, the word 'Alex' scrawled on the compartment window, and the discovery of a visiting card bearing the name 'Mrs Trevelyan'. More bodies follow, and the two names recur on each occasion.
Paul's attempts to unravel the mystery take him to a psychiatrist's consulting room, a rendezvous in London's dockland, a hotel in Canterbury, and many other places before the denouement in a deserted mill and the Temples' elegant flat in London.
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"Paul Temple and the Alex Affair (Dramatised)"
If listeners are looking for a sharp complicated plot then this might not be for them. However, I was looking to take a nostalgic trip down memory lane to reminisce about times, as a child, I listened avidly to every instalment of the Paul Temple Mysteries on our Bush radio. Without doubt this introduction to detective novels led to a lifelong love of the genre. Old fashioned certainly, but that is part of their charm for me and I am enjoying them as much now as I did 50+ years ago.
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