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Grey Mask: The Miss Silver Mysteries | [Patricia Wentworth]

Grey Mask: The Miss Silver Mysteries

The first of the classic mysteries featuring governess-turned-detective Miss Silver, who investigates a deadly conspiratorial ring. Charles Moray has come home to England to collect his inheritance. After four years wandering the jungles of India and South America, the hardy young man returns to the manor of his birth, where generations of Morays have lived and died. Strangely, he finds the house unlocked, and sees a light on in one of its abandoned rooms. Eavesdropping, he learns of a conspiracy to commit a fearsome crime.
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Publisher's Summary

The first of the classic mysteries featuring governess-turned-detective Miss Silver, who investigates a deadly conspiratorial ring.

Charles Moray has come home to England to collect his inheritance. After four years wandering the jungles of India and South America, the hardy young man returns to the manor of his birth, where generations of Morays have lived and died. Strangely, he finds the house unlocked, and sees a light on in one of its abandoned rooms. Eavesdropping, he learns of a conspiracy to commit a fearsome crime.

Never one for the heroic, Charles’s first instinct is to let the police settle it. But then he hears her voice. Margaret, his long lost love, is part of the gang. To unravel their diabolical plot, he contacts Miss Silver, a onetime governess who applies her reason to solve crimes and face the dangers of London’s underworld.

©1929 Patricia Wentworth (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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  • Dru
    UK
    12/21/14
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    "Very good - get the lot!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - it is gripping and takes you to another world


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All the characters are well delineated and it is very authentically of its time.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator reads skilfully. if you like Agatha Christie or Margery Allingham you will very much enjoy these and I have enjoyed them more than the Ngaio Marsh series - Miss Silver and Patricia Wentworth deserve to be very much better known.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Susie
    7/17/15
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    "Ripping yarn. Great fun."

    A 1920s detective novel in the best style of the genre. Simply too thrilling for words.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mary
    6/30/15
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    "Rather more penetrating than I had expected."

    Daft plot, but interesting characters portrayed with more insight than many books of this genre. I will read more Patricia Wentworth.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alison
    6/19/15
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    "Ruined by the Narration"
    What did you like most about Grey Mask?

    I always enjoy Patricia Wenworth - she has long been a favourite.


    Any additional comments?

    Unfortunately so many of the books to which I would listen have Diana Bishop as the narrator, and in my opinion she is just not good. There is never any variation in her voices, she pauses in completely the wrong places and she makes books - even thoroughly enjoyable ones - very boring.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jak
    Halifax, United Kingdom
    6/8/15
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    "Period piece"

    Hopefully this would not be published today. A load of old rubbish. Needs an editor.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M. P. Adam
    4/20/15
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    "Unmasked"

    I only intended to listen for half an hour but had to finish it!


    The narrator is excellent and i'm delighted to see the same narrator is used throughout the series. It is hard to credit that it is only one persons voice used for all the characters as each is so believable and recognisable. I have read the books which I had really enjoyed and had definite characters formed in my mind because of this I was worried that an audio version might disappoint - this audio book did not disappoint... Diana Bishop saw to that!

    The only thing that spoils the experience for me is at the end when you get the big movie type voice announcing what you have been listening to - drives me mad and I hate it, such strange pronunciations as well!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wealie
    Salisbury UK
    2/20/15
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    "Good story, shame about Margot"

    Great story, especially if you like cosy period murders with a twinkly little lady that's sharp as a tack. One for the Agatha Christie fans.

    Just a shame that one of the central characters Margot Standing who's life is in peril is so annoying both how she is written and narrated. I'm ashamed to say at times I was hoping would get bumped off!

    Narrator doesn't have a massive range in terms of voices, but generally a pleasing tone.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • S. Phipps
    UK
    6/29/14
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    "I just don't get it"
    Would you try another book written by Patricia Wentworth or narrated by Diana Bishop?

    No, the book went on for ever and the narrator just did not give you the different characters


    What will your next listen be?

    Not sure


    Would you be willing to try another one of Diana Bishop’s performances?

    Possibly as it may be the material rather than her


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment especially since a lot of people seem to rave about Patricia Wentworths character Miss Silver being better than Ms Marple


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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