This is my review of the book Mystery Mile by Margery Allingham. (I actually have two books on cd by Margery Allingham and thought I was listening to the one I had not heard before, but when I came to listen to it I realised that this was not the case. Still it was a number of years ago when I listened to it the first time and this did not spoil the story )
Having listened to it a second time and seeing my notes on the story there is not that much more to add, other than checking what you are listening to before you need to rush out of the door to the car.
My previous review on this story can be found here
So this was book 49 week 38 fiction 46 (audio books 14) non fiction 3
Judge Lobbett has found the answer to the identity of the criminal mastermind behind the sinister gang. The gang has tried to kill him four times so far and now he needs help to stay alive and catch the mastermind. He enlists the amateur sleuth Albert Campion to do this.
There then follows a series of totally mad adventures to try and protect the judge, which includes an art expert who turns up to value an heirloom.
Though this was first published in the 1930's that does not matter as what was current then is historical fiction to us now. We listened to this as an audio book and it passed away several happy hours of travel, leading to a heated discussion towards the end as to who was actually “Mr Sinister”. Due to the similarities of the endings I expect Margery was influenced by one of Sherlock Holmes famous stories, but will not disclose which one as it would give the ending away.
So this was book 3 – week 2 – fiction 3 (2 on audio) non fiction 0
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