Listen free for 30 days

The Fashion in Shrouds

Narrated by: Philip Franks
Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

First, there is a skeleton in a dinner jacket. Then, a corpse in a golden aeroplane. After another body is found, Albert Campion nearly makes a fourth.

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 couturier and Campion's sister. In order to protect Valentine, Campion must unravel a story of blackmail and ruthless murder.

©1938 Margery Allingham (P)2007 Hachette Audio

Critic reviews

"Allingham's work is always of the first rank." ( New York Times)
"Margery Allingham has precious few peers and no superiors." ( Sunday Times)

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    13
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    8
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    8
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Disappointing version

Awful abridged version that destroys the original plot and characterization. Read far too quickly. Really disappointing.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for CaptiveBooks
  • CaptiveBooks
  • 01-11-17

lovely abridged presentation!

Lovely abridged presentation - Mr. Franks did all the characters justice. Now I want to go back for the complete version!

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Cheryl
  • Cheryl
  • 30-09-11

Too Fast!

I thought, at first, that the ipod was playing this book at a faster speed than normal. It is impossible to listen to and to follow the story - it's just too much work to be enjoyable.

3 people found this helpful