Smart, plucky Anne Beddingfeld sees a man die strangely in a London tube station and decides to investigate the mystery herself. When the case points toward South Africa
, the orphaned Anne uses her life savings to buy a ticket on an African
-bound liner and heads off toward much adventure and intrigue in this delightful 1924 novel. Emilia Fox infuses Anne's voice with a level-headed bravery and uses a mix of British accents and intonations to inform listeners of the social class and personalities of the rest of the large class. An excellent job, marred only by her tendency to make all men speak in a husky whisper. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
--Ce texte fait référence à l'édition CD.
Yearning for a little adventure in life, Anne Beddingfeld gets far more than she bargained for: while at the tube station, she sees a man fall to the tracks and die. A man dressed in brown, claiming to be a doctor, pronounces him dead and hurries away, dropping a scrap of paper with the peculiar words "17-122 Kilmorden Castle". The police conclude the death was an accident, but Anne suspects otherwise. Lord Nasby, the press tycoon, agrees to hire her to investigate the matter. Armed with a small inheritance and the scrap of paper the mysterious man in the brown suit left behind, she sets off on her mission a mission that takes her from England to South Africa, and that leads to the discovery of missing diamonds, another murder, and attempts on Annes own life. --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.