• Freddy Pilkington-Soames Adventures: Books 1-3: A Case of Blackmail in Belgravia, A Case of Murder in Mayfair, A Case of Conspiracy in Clerkenwell

  • A Freddy Pilkington-Soames Adventure
  • By: Clara Benson
  • Narrated by: Gethyn Edwards
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (48 ratings)

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By: Clara Benson
Narrated by: Gethyn Edwards
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Publisher's Summary

This omnibus edition contains the first three books in the Freddy Pilkington-Soames Adventure series.

Join chaotic 1920s reporter and accidental sleuth Freddy Pilkington-Soames on his adventures in this series of light-hearted mysteries!

A Case of Blackmail in Belgravia (Book One) 

It's 1929, and Ticky Maltravers is the toast of London high society, adored by everyone - or so it seems, until somebody poisons him over dinner. Now it turns out that numerous people with secrets to hide had every reason to wish him dead. But which of them murdered him? For Freddy Pilkington-Soames, newspaper reporter and man-about-town, the question hits a little too close to home, thanks to an unfortunate drunken encounter with Ticky's corpse, which he'd much rather the police didn't find out about - and thanks also to his exasperating mother Cynthia's seeming determination to get herself arrested by tampering with the evidence. But a pretty girl with big blue eyes is demanding his help in solving the mystery, so what can he do but agree? Now all he has to do is hide the wrong clues, find the right ones, and unmask the murderer before the police discover what's really been going on. That ought to be easy enough. If only people didn't keep getting killed....

A Case of Murder in Mayfair (Book Two) 

When Hollywood star Dorothy Dacres plummets six floors from her hotel terrace on the night of her greatest triumph, it initially looks like a tragic accident. But her death is so very convenient to her many enemies that press-man Freddy Pilkington-Soames, who was there on the night she died, begins to suspect foul play. And when cocaine is found in her room, it only complicates matters further. Soon Freddy is chasing across London on the trail of drug dealers, in reluctant company with his deadly rival Corky Beckwith, the most unscrupulous reporter in Fleet Street, who will do anything for a story. With the future of a film studio at stake, can Freddy find the culprit - and get one up on Corky - before he becomes the killer's next victim? 

A Case of Conspiracy in Clerkenwell (Book Three) 

The ladies of Clerkenwell Central Hall are none too pleased at having their Temperance meetings disrupted by the rowdy Communists next door, but for Miss Olive Stapleton in particular, the uneasy coexistence proves fatal when she is found stabbed through the heart with a paper-knife. Enter Freddy Pilkington-Soames, who’s been recruited by British Intelligence to investigate a suspected Communist plot to stir up a general strike. Freddy thinks there’s more to Miss Stapleton’s death than meets the eye, but as he delves more deeply into the mystery it only becomes more puzzling. What is the connection between the murder and the coded newspaper advertisements? Is a Welsh firebrand politician really as harmless as he seems? And what does the beautiful wife of an Austrian revolutionary philosopher want from him? It all points to one thing: danger ahead. But time is running out, and Freddy must act fast to stop the conspirators, or risk becoming the unwitting pawn in a deadly game that threatens to bring the country to its knees.

©2020 Clara Benson (P)2020 Clara Benson

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cozy historical mystery

I liked these books, I think I already had the first one. Droll humor, The accent in the second one grated on my nerves. It was good, then got snobby. I'm guessing they weren't recorded all at the same time.The stories themselves were good, kept me guessing as to who was the killer. Enjoyed except the accent in 2

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Painfully dull

Annoying characters and dull story. I forced myself to listen beyond the first few minutes but can’t stomach the entire episode.

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Spectacular

A great mystery with lots of personalities to boot!! Read all about it; with pleasure!

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I'm now a Pilkington-Soames fan

Gethyn Edwards is brilliant as the reader. The stories have characters with just enough depth for you to like them or distrust them. I never guessed 'who done it'.

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  • Christine
  • 10-20-21

Value for money

It is always hard to rate three books together, but without a doubt this is great value for money. Each of these books gets better than the one before it, and Freddy is a very engaging character. Book 3 was particularly good.

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  • Diane C.
  • 05-05-22

Cozy mystery

The narrator is fabulous as he reads the most splendid story. Definitely a laugh out loud type of murder mystery. I enjoyed it immensely

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