Albert Campion

22 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 956 ratings

The Crime at Black Dudley Summary

When George Abbershaw is invited to Black Dudley Manor for the weekend, he has only one thing on his mind - proposing to Meggie Oliphant. Unfortunately for George, things don't quite go according to plan. A harmless game turns decidedly deadly and suspicions of murder take precedence over matrimony. Trapped in a remote country house with a murderer, George can see no way out. But Albert Campion can.

About the author: Margery Allingham was born in London in 1904. Her first novel was published when she was 17. In 1929 she published The Crime at Black Dudley and introduced the character who was to become the hallmark of her writing - Albert Campion.

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  • Book 1

    • The Crime at Black Dudley

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    When George Abbershaw is invited to Black Dudley Manor for the weekend, he has only one thing on his mind - proposing to Meggie Oliphant. Unfortunately for George, things don't quite go according to plan. A harmless game turns decidedly deadly and suspicions of murder take precedence over matrimony. Trapped in a remote country house with a murderer, George can see no way out. But Albert Campion can.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Campion's first appearance...

    • By FictionFan on 27-01-17

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 2

    • Mystery Mile

    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: Francis Matthews
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    Judge Crowdy Lobbett has found evidence pointing to the identity of the criminal mastermind behind the deadly Simister gang. After four attempts on his life, he ends up seeking the help of the enigmatic and unorthodox amateur sleuth, Albert Campion. After Campion bundles Lobbett off to a country house in Mystery Mile deep in the Suffolk countryside, all manner of adventures ensue. It's a race against time for Campion to get the judge to safety and decipher the clue to their mysterious enemy's name.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A novel crime thriller, superbly performed

    • By Thomas Holt on 16-10-14

    Regular price: £17.19

  • Book 3

    • Look to the Lady

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    The Gyrth family had guarded the Chalice for hundreds of years. It was held by them for the Crown. Its antiquity, its beauty, the extraordinary legends that were connected with it, all combined to make it unique of its kind. It was irreplaceable. No thief could hope to dispose of it in the ordinary way. And indeed no ordinary thief would dream of trying. But there are others besides those who make their living by robbery, others whose immense wealth and passion for collecting render them less immune to the practical considerations that must guide even the less honestly minded citizens.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • What was wrong with the Francis Matthews version

    • By Amanda on 01-03-13

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 4

    • Police at the Funeral

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    When Albert Campion is called in by the fiancee of an old college friend to investigate the disappearance of her uncle, he little expects the mysterious spate of death and dangers that follows among the bizarre inhabitants of Socrates Close, Cambridge. He and Stanislaus Oates must tread carefully, and battle some complex family dynamics, to solve the case.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Poor narration and editing

    • By Chill on 13-04-16

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 5

    • Sweet Danger

    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: Franis Matthews
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    Way back during the Crusades, Richard I presented the Huntingforest family with the tiny Balkan state of Averna but since then the kingdom has been forgotten, until circumstances in Europe suddenly render it extremely strategically important to the British government. They hire unconventional detective Albert Campion to recover the long-missing proofs of ownership - the deeds, a crown, and a receipt - which are apparently hidden in the village of Pontisbright.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By slb on 26-09-16

    Regular price: £15.99

  • Book 6

    • Death of a Ghost

    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: Francis Matthews
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    The unrivalled Albert Campion returns to solve another shocking murder - classic crime fiction at its very best. J.S. Lafcadio, the painter, is dead. He wanted lasting fame and he left instructions to his wife for one painting to be exhibited every year after his death. Eight years later in Little Venice, a group of friends and family gather to view the painting. They are treated instead to a murder....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Albert Campion - Ghost Buster!

    • By Roger on 26-07-15

    Regular price: £18.49

  • Book 7

    • Flowers for the Judge

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Scandal hits the staid publishing house of Barnabas when one of the directors is found dead in the strong-room. Suspicion immediately falls on his wife's lover, the junior partner in the firm. But how does an unpublished Restoration comedy come to feature in the tragedy? And what of the odd disappearance of another director twenty years before?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic crime

    • By Sue on 07-04-13

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  • Book 8

    • The Case of the Late Pig

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Albert Campion is summoned to the village of Kepesake to investigate a particularly distasteful death. The body turns out to be that of Pig Peters, freshly killed five months after his own funeral. Soon other corpses start to turn up, just as Peter's body goes missing. It takes all Campion's coolly incisive powers of detection to unravel the crime.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story badly read.

    • By Anonymous User on 31-05-18

    Regular price: £10.99

  • Book 9

    • Dancers in Mourning

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Jimmy Sutane is London's favorite song-and-dance man, headlining at the Argosy Theatre, and beloved by all. Or almost all - someone has taken to playing increasingly nasty pranks. Albert Campion offers to poke around, but what he finds chez Sutane nearly overwhelms him. The far-from traditional household features a clutch of explosive egos, including a brooding 'genius musician,' and a melodramatic young actress who seems to delight in drawing others into her web

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Prefer Francis Matthews as a narrator,.

    • By Chill on 22-02-16

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 10

    • The Fashion in Shrouds

    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: Francis Matthews
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    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

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 11

    • Traitor's Purse

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    Campion investigates once more, but this time he is on the run from the police - classic British crime writing at its best. Celebrated amateur detective Albert Campion awakes in hospital accused of attacking a police officer and suffering from acute amnesia. All he can remember is that he was on a mission of vital importance to His Majesty's government before his accident. On the run from the police and unable to recognise even his faithful servant Lugg or his own fiancée

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible voice

    • By Sybil on 07-07-13

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 12

    • Coroner's Pidgin

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Just returned from years overseas on a secret mission, Albert Campion is relaxing in his bath when his servant Lugg and a lady of unmistakably aristocratic bearing appear in his flat carrying the corpse of a woman. At first Campion is unwilling to get involved, but he is forced to bring his powers of protection to bear on the case, and to solve not only the mystery of the murdered woman but also the alarming disappearance of some well-known art treasures.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book that keeps you guessing right to the end

    • By Josephine on 22-01-16

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 13

    • More Work for the Undertaker

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    In a masterpiece of storytelling, Margery Allingham sends her elegant and engaging detective Albert Campion into the eccentric Palinode household, where there have been two suspicious deaths. And if poisoning were not enough, there are also anonymous letters, sudden violence and a vanishing coffin. Meanwhile the Palinodes go about their nocturnal business and Campion dices with danger in his efforts to find the truth.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Story Spoiled for Me

    • By Mrs S on 06-02-14

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  • Book 14

    • The Tiger in the Smoke

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    Jack Havoc, jail-breaker and knife artist, is on the loose on the streets of London once again. In the faded squares of shabby houses, in the furtive alleys and darkened pubs, the word is out that the Tiger is back in town, more vicious and cunning than ever. It falls to Albert Campion to pit his wits against the killer and hunt him down through the city's November smog before it is too late.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Much loved story - narration dubious

    • By Ali P on 08-11-14

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 15

    • The Beckoning Lady

    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Campion's glorious summer in Pontisbright is blighted by death. Amidst the preparations for Minnie and Tonker Cassand's fabulous summer party a murder is discovered and it falls to Campion to unravel the intricate web of motive, suspicion, and deduction with all his imagination and skill.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Very disappointed

    • By Ms C Higman on 23-04-16

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 16

    • Hide My Eyes

    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exciting Story Well Read

    • By Ms Lixie on 25-11-13

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    • Tether's End

    • By: Allingham Margery
    • Narrated by: Catherine O'Brien
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    This novel is really something extraordinary. Allingham's characterization is faultless and her portrayal of a sociopathic serial killer is chilling in its intimate portrayal of him. We don't see very much of Campion in this book, but her other characters steal the show. There is the truly wonderful Polly and Annabelle and young Richard are wonderful, but her depiction of Gerry is remarkable. This audiobook is a gripping read and an Allingham tour de force.

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  • Book 17

    • The China Governess

    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Timothy Kinnit needs Albert Campion's help. He is rich, handsome and successful but his past is a mystery to him and he needs Campion to find out how it connects him to the notorious Turk Street Mile slum. In addition, his own illustrious adopted family has a sinister secret of his own - involving a murderous nineteenth-century governess - that must also be brought to life by Campion's investigations. An Albert Campion mystery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic campion

    • By Miss Julie E. Ellis on 31-05-17

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 18

    • The Mind Readers

    • An Albert Campion Mystery
    • By: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Fact catches up with fiction when the secret of telepathic communication is discovered. But the device at the centre of the mystery is in the possession of two schoolboys and whether they stole it or invented it, there are powerful interests who will kill to get hold of it. Albert Campion faces as deadly a challenge as any in his career.As urbane as Lord Wimsey.as ingenious as Poirot. Meet one of crime fiction's Great Detectives, Mr Albert Campion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it all campion series is so good.

    • By Miss Julie E. Ellis on 31-05-17

    Regular price: £14.99

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