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The Chinese Shawl | [Patricia Wentworth]

The Chinese Shawl

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....
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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....

©1943 Patricia Wentworth Turnbull (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • IAN
    United Kingdom
    7/7/14
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    "Classic 'Golden Age' cozy mystery"
    Would you listen to The Chinese Shawl again? Why?

    Yes, I would. You can not beat Patricia Wentworth's Miss Maud Silver mysteries....pure classics.


    What other book might you compare The Chinese Shawl to, and why?

    The nearest would be Agatha Christie's Miss Jane Marple in 'A Murder is Announced'.


    Which character – as performed by Diana Bishop – was your favourite?

    Miss Silver


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Classic country house murder mystery, with a splash of romance.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like 'Golden Age' classics or 'Cozy' mysteries, Patricia Wentworth will supply the goods every time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth
    LEAMINGTON SPA, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
    5/13/14
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    "Classic tale sill worth listening to"
    Where does The Chinese Shawl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Who would have thought that an old-fashioned country house murder would be so entertaining? Maybe it's because it's such a welcome change from torture, horror and gore.Frightfully nice, well-dressed people get caught up in a suddenly dark story of vengeance and madness. The story may belong to another generation but the motives are very familiar. It held my attention with no difficulty through a rainy afternoon at home.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Maud Silver is probably a better heroine than Miss Marple - she has the nerve to be a detective in a world where women still found it hard to be taken seriously. Wentworth avoids a good deal of the instinctive sexism of Christie and her ilk, and, knitting apart, at least allows her characters to treat her with respect.There's something of the tricoteuse about the knitting, as it unfolds the yarn of people's lives with great efficiency.


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

    Diana Bishop's reading is faultless, and she has exactly the right voice and tone for this generation of writing.


    Any additional comments?

    Decided to listen to some more of Wentworth which is my highest compliment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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