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Summary

Slashed paintings and a mysterious death, an accused fiancé and the reappearance of a long-dead husband - Black Plumes is another classic crime drama from Margery Allingham. 'Margery Allingham stands out like a shining light.' - Agatha Christie.

©1950 Margery Allingham (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Bettystown, Ireland
  • 16-09-16

Margery Allingham's best!

I've listened to all of Margery Allingham's books that are available to date and this is definitely her best in my opinion. Excellent story, brilliantly written. Suspense to the very end.

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Period mystery

The mystery itself, as well as the behaviors and emotions of the characters, is terribly old fashioned and betrayed by politically incorrect words in a couple of instances. It's also a reminder of how belittled women were and how arrogant men were, in those years. The reading is dreadfully slow and sometimes a bit slurred, which I found annoying.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful