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Out of the Past: Miss Silver, Book 23 | [Patricia Wentworth]

Out of the Past: Miss Silver, Book 23

James and Carmona Hardwick are spending the summer playing host to numerous friends and relatives in an old Hardwick family residence by the sea. The arrival of Alan Field, a devastatingly handsome though shady figure from Carmona's past, destroys the holiday atmosphere in the old house and replaces it with a mounting tension, culminating in murder. Fortunately, Miss Silver is present to unravel the complex mystery and seek out the murderer amongst them.
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James and Carmona Hardwick are spending the summer playing host to numerous friends and relatives in an old Hardwick family residence by the sea. The arrival of Alan Field, a devastatingly handsome though shady figure from Carmona's past, destroys the holiday atmosphere in the old house and replaces it with a mounting tension, culminating in murder. Fortunately, Miss Silver is present to unravel the complex mystery and seek out the murderer amongst them.

©1951 Patricia Wentworth (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Toby Portsmouth, NH, United States 11-03-14
    Toby Portsmouth, NH, United States 11-03-14 Member Since 2014

    Anglophile. Prefer only British fiction and mysteries. Good translations of Italian, too.

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    "Wentworth classics never disappioint"
    What did you love best about Out of the Past?

    I love most all things in the Wentworth mysteries. Miss Silver, most certainly!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Out of the Past?

    Cannot define just one. Love the interactions between the lovers/friends. Wentworth is an expert at dialogue. A master.


    Have you listened to any of Diana Bishop’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. I have listened to Ms. Bishop many times. She is good in that she does not over-act and keep raising her voice. Who wants to hear shouting in an audible book?


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Mostly. I read all of Wentworth long ago when I was still able to read a proper, print book, before my eyes went wonky.


    Any additional comments?

    I'd say Wentworth is one of those amazing ladies of the Cozy Mystery/Tea Cake Ladies genre. I wish we had some NOW.

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    Brenda 10-12-14
    Brenda 10-12-14
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    "The reader was very disappointing."
    What disappointed you about Out of the Past?

    I love Miss Silver Mysteries, but couldn't tolerate the reader.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Patricia Wentworth again?

    Yes, I love Patricia Wentworth.


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

    Yes, because I usually enjoy her performance. This one was just not up to her usual standard.


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

    Disappointment


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