Albert Campion is sailing home when he saves the life of fellow passenger, Judge Crowdy Lobbett. Hunted by the notoriously deadly Simister gang, it seems as though the judge's troubles have followed him from America.
Determined to catch the infamous gang leader, Albert bundles the judge, along with his son Marlowe and beautiful daughter Isopel, to the manor at Mystery Mile, where he hopes to lure the villain out into the open. But the safe haven of Mystery Mile is soon invaded by danger, and when people start disappearing, the race to uncover the enigma of their enemy's true identity becomes ever more urgent.
Mystery Mile, first published in 1930, is the second Margery Allingham novel starring eccentric and well-loved amateur sleuth, Albert Campion.
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Margery Allingham is ranked among the most distinguished and beloved detective fiction writers of the Golden Age alongside Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Ngaio Marsh. Allingham is J.K. Rowling's favorite Golden Age author and Agatha Christie said of Allingham that out of all the detective stories she remembers, Margery Allingham "stands out like a shining light."From AudioFile:
Albert Campion takes on the usual collection of unbelievable, yet charming, characters. The eccentric cast, focusing on an American judge pursued by the ominous Simister gang, is given a range of voices by narrator Francis Matthews. Though Matthews has recorded numerous Allingham titles, the husky American accents and servants' dialects are somewhat distracting. The secondary characters are slightly exaggerated while the central characters' accents are restrained. The narrator does lead the reader adeptly through the twists of the tale and presents an accomplished interpretation. Another of Campion's "adventures undertaken for a small fee," this will undoubtedly give satisfaction to the enthusiast. R.F.W. An AUDIOFILE Earphones Award winner (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Penguin, London, 1993. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. 9th printing (1993, presumed). Cover art by Andrew Davidson. Price sticker on rear; creasing. Bookseller Inventory # LV03
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Book Description Penquin Crime, Great Britain, 1964. Softcover. Book Condition: Good. Reprint. Crowdy Lobbett was a man who knew too much - and too little. As an American judge he had for too long to deal with the eveil consequences of the Simister gang, and he had succeed in bringing many of them to their just deserts. light wear on cover.(We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Academic Literature.) Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 052596