The cord made her neck look very white. She threw her Chinese shawl across her shoulders, and felt the momentary thrill it always gave her.
The cord made her neck look very white. Oliver had brought that too, and it was such a lovely thing-black ground and deep black fringe, every inch of the ground worked over in a pattern of fantastic loveliness and all the colours of a fairy tale.
In this classic British mystery starring a sleuth who has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot, Miss Silver investigates a murder that may have its roots in a new romance-or an old family feud (Manchester Evening News).
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By (author) Patricia Wentworth. Other books in this series. Patricia Wentworth has created a great detective in Miss Silver, the little old lady who nobody notices, but who in turn notices everything Paula Gosling Miss Wentworth's plot is ingenious, her characterization acute, her solution satisfying The Scotsman You can't go wrong with Miss Maud Silver Observer Miss Wentworth is a first rate story-teller Daily Telegraph Miss Silver has her.
The Chinese Shawl book. Patricia Wentworth does it again. Written in 1943, the fifth book in her Miss Silvers series kept me turning pages as fast as I could. When other commitments made me set the book down, one part of my mind was still thinking about the characters in the book, puzzling over the mysteries, sifting through motives and opportunities to figure out whodunit. The majority of this novel takes place in an English country manor during a weekend party.
And Patricia Wentworth does a masterful job of misdirecting our suspicions. Years ago, Oliver Fane jilted his cousin Agnes and ran off with another woman. As the tension mounts, Miss Silver's knitting is seriously challenged. Some of her stitches actually go wrong. Decades later, his daughter Laura accepts an invitation from Agnes Fane, hoping that they can put the family feud that resulted to rest.
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Tanis Lyle was one of those passionate women who always get their own way. Her cousin Laura hated her. Most women did. But men found her irresistible and she used them mercilessly. So when Tanis was found murdered there seemed to be any number of suspects on hand. But Miss Silver had her own suspicions.
Miss Silver Figures it out again! By Thriftbooks. com User, August 15, 2004. In this book, Miss Silver is at a country priory that is the residence of Agnes Faine and her sister. She is there at Miss Faine's request to determine the cause of some thefts and finds herself in the middle of a family feud. As usual we get to see Miss Silver's keen mind at work as she solves the crime.