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Anna, Where Are You (Miss Silver #20) By Patricia Wentworth
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Hired to trace Anna Ball, who has vanished, Miss Maud Silver encounters an eccentric art colony, bank robberies and counterfeiting. As with other Miss Silver mysteries, the story relies on character... More > development. Nadia May reads clearly and distinguishes individuals well; her British voice is ideal for this genteel period thriller (1951). Agatha Christie fans will enjoy this one. The narration is speeded up to fit six cassettes, but it is not hard to follow.< Less
Beggar’s Choice By Patricia Wentworth
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A classic British mystery by the creator of the Miss Silver series. Recently fired, Car Fairfax is at the end of his rope when he lands an odd job. All he has to do is eat in stylish restaurants. His... More > dream job soon turns into a nightmare, however, as he sinks into a web of deceit. This novel isn't really a mystery at all, even less so than The Grey Mask. It is more or less a fairy tale of Depression-era London, with a disinherited and somewhat disoriented princeling as a hero, required by genetics and fate to go through various tests and trials, like Tamino in The Magic Flute, before he can regain his rightful place in the world.< Less
Dark Threat (Miss Silver #10) By Patricia Wentworth
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When Columba and Janetta Pilgrim think it unwise to leave their ancestral home after their brother suffers a fatal fall only days after talk of selling it, and Roger Pilgrim barely escapes two nearly... More > fatal “accidents,” Miss Maud Silver is called in to look into the case. Miss Silver visits the country to keep an eye on a friend who may be in perilIt is time for Judy to get out of London. Her sister and brother-in-law have just perished in an air raid, leaving her in charge of their four-year-old daughter, and Judy wants no more to do with death. She arranges for work in a piece of the countryside untouched by the war: a charming manor called Pilgrim’s Rest. But it may be that she has more to fear than the Blitz. When she tells Frank Abbott of her plans, he warns her that strange things have been happening at Pilgrim’s Rest. The family patriarch is recently dead of mysterious circumstances, and his heir has just suffered a series of near-fatal accidents. He cannot sway Judy, for she needs the work.< Less
Eternity Ring (Miss Silver #14) By Patricia Wentworth
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Murder on haunted ground… Mary Stokes was walking through Dead Man’s Copse one evening when she saw, in the beam of a torch, the corpse of a young woman dressed in a black coat, black... More > gloves, no hat and an eternity ring set with diamonds in her ear. But when she and Detective Sergeant Frank Abbott went back to the wood the body had vanished. This would have been mystery enough for Miss Silver to solve if a woman had not also reported that her lodger had gone out on Friday dressed in a black coat, black beret, black shoes and large hoop earrings ‘set all round with little diamonds like those eternity rings.’ She never came back…< Less
Miss Silver Deals With Death (Miss Silver #06) By Patricia Wentworth
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Miss Silver, the retired governess turned private eye, turns her investigative skills to a case of brutal murder. Meade Underwood’s fiance is the man suspected of murdering the scheming Carola... More > Roland, a figure from his murky past. A chance encounter restores Giles Armitage to his fiancee, but the shipwreck has left him with amnesia, and their happiness is threatened by Carola Roland. So when Carola is murdered, Giles is the chief suspect and it takes all Miss Silver’s ingenuity to unravel the real significance of the crime.< Less
Poison In the Pen (Miss Silver #29) By Patricia Wentworth
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When the quiet village of Tilling Green is plagued by an outbreak of poison pen letters, and then a mysterious suicide, Scotland Yard dispatches Miss Silver to investigate. It is through her friend... More > Frank Abbott, of Scotland Yard, that Miss Silver first learns of the anonymous letters. A widowed cousin of his, living in a small country village, is being tortured by an unknown author who insinuates that the young woman’s husband may not have died of natural causes. It is a case of the kind of cruelty that is all too common in the countryside, and the governess-turned-detective listens with only polite interest. Then the first death comes. Another target of the letter-writing campaign, tortured by the threats to reveal her darkest secrets, drowns herself in the manor-house pond. The Yard sends Abbott to unmask the sinister letter-writer, and he brings Miss Silver along as an undercover agent, masquerading as a tourist as she attempts to stop the next death before it happens.< Less
She Came Back (Miss Silver, #9) By Patricia Wentworth
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Assumed dead, Lady Anne Jocelyn meets varying degrees of welcome when she returns from Occupied France to her old life in England. Though her husband Sir Philip is not overjoyed to see her, he agrees... More > to a trial reunion. But a murder raises his doubts, and then a second and third send Miss Silver to a curious consideration of life after death.< Less
Spotlight (Miss Silver #12) By Patricia Wentworth
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Uncle Gregory is found with a knife in his back and “blackmailer” as his epitaph. Only Miss Maud Silver can solve the crime. When the menacing Gregory Porlock invites a group of... More > unacquainted friends to his home, the house party takes on a sinister edge. The host himself is stabbed in the back, and it becomes clear to all that he was a blackmailer. But who thrust the fatal knife is up to Miss Silver to discover.< Less
A Marriage Under the Terror By Patricia Wentworth
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A novel of the French Revolution. A Marriage Under the Terror is a gripping tale of love blossoming in the ashes of betrayal, and a fascinating first step from a master storyteller.... More > Nineteen-year-old orphan Aline de Rochambeau is horrified at the prospect of an arranged marriage to the foppish Vicomte Selincourt. But when Selincourt and Madame de Montargis, Aline’s married aunt, are unmasked as lovers and arrested for treason, the young noblewoman’s situation grows even more drastic. Alone in a Paris engulfed in revolt, Aline has no chance of survival—until she meets the dashing freedom fighter Jacques Dangeau. Torn between his vow to liberate France and his passion for Aline, Jacques makes a choice that could doom both of them forever. Published in 1910, A Marriage Under the Terror won the Melrose Prize for best first novel.< Less