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Moonlit

London
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  • The Fashion in Shrouds

  • By: Margery Allingham
  • Narrated by: Francis Matthews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

Both the skeleton and the corpse have died with suspicious convenience for Georgia Wells, a monstrous but charming actress with a raffish entourage. Georgia's best friend just happens to be Valentine, a top couturière and Campion's sister. In order to protect Valentine, Campion must unravel a story of blackmail and ruthless murder....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Old fashioned - well maybe

  • By JillyB on 07-04-13

Mediocre

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-01-15

A very disappointing listen. I chose this as it was unabridged but the first half dragged. I found the narration flat and in no way did it match up to the superb narration of Philip Franks in the abridged versions.

  • Police at the Funeral

  • An Albert Campion Mystery
  • By: Margery Allingham
  • Narrated by: Philip Franks
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Amateur detective Albert Campion is summoned to Cambridge to assist the Faraday family with a mystery. He must untangle a web of family resentments and discover the truth behind the disappearance of one of the Faraday cousins, vanished without a trace one Sunday morning after church, only to be found dead in a secluded stream. Matters are complicated further by the murder of Julia, one of the Faraday sisters, poisoned by her morning cup of tea.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant! Great story with superb narration.

  • By Moonlit on 13-01-15

Brilliant! Great story with superb narration.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-01-15

I am usually able to guess the murderer but not in this case! The narration is utterly superb with a stylish voice and great acting skills evident.

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  • The Case Is Closed

  • By: Patricia Wentworth
  • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

The Everton murder case has long been closed. The culprit has been charged with the murder of his uncle and has served a year of his sentence already. Or has he? The evidence against Geoffrey Grey is convincing but his wife believes in his innocence. And so does her young cousin, Hilary, who decides to solve the mystery herself. But when Hilary herself is nearly murdered she turns in desperation to her ex-fiancé for help. He calls upon the services of Miss Silver to help solve another mystery, which she does in her own original style.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant narration and a good mystery

  • By Mrs Gallop on 01-09-14

Discovery!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-15

I hadn't read Patricia Wentworth before and being a fan of this early 20th century genre I tried this. It is thoroughly enjoyable and so well written and the reading is excellent.

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