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Strange things are happening in Saltey. The little village on the Essex coast is invaded by bikers and a parade of peculiar visitors; a newly-released prisoner is rumoured to be in the area, Mr Lugg has bought a bungalow there, the Saltey Demon is on the loose again, and Albert Campion is investigating the disappearance of thousands of pounds of gold coinage. This is the last of the Allingham novels, overflowing with evil arch villains and classic thuggery against the atmospheric backdrop of post-war East London.
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Margery Allingham was a prolific writer who sold her first story at age eight and published her first novel before turning twenty. She went on to become one of the preeminent writers who helped bring the detective story to maturity in the 1920s and 1930s.From AudioFile:
The village of Salty has an unsavory reputation. It's not only a notorious smugglers' haven, but also a dangerous backwater linked with tales of demons, pirates and murder. Allingham's hero, Albert Campion, has a secret interest in the place as do an American historian and a beautiful doctor. This is a fine, old-fashioned English mystery with classic twists in plot and colorful, local characters. Matthews does far more than read the tale; he dramatizes the action, as well. It's hard to believe one actor creates so many different voices. Each character, from the arrogant young bikers to the suave Mr. Campion, is perfectly portrayed with just the right intonation and accent. Listeners will delight in their visit to Salty. D.L.G. An AUDIOFILE Earphones Award winner (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Hachette Audio. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1405507845