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The Watersplash: A Miss Silver Mystery | [Patricia Wentworth]

The Watersplash: A Miss Silver Mystery

To the innocent visitor the picturesque village of Greenings would appear to be a haven of tranquillity. But every place has its secrets and beneath the calm surface lurk hidden resentments and dangerous passions. When a man is found lying face down in a nearby water splash, the verdict is death by misadventure. But Miss Silver happens to be in the neighbourhood and she suspects foul play….
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To the innocent visitor the picturesque village of Greenings would appear to be a haven of tranquillity. But every place has its secrets and beneath the calm surface lurk hidden resentments and dangerous passions.

When a man is found lying face down in a nearby water splash, the verdict is death by misadventure. But Miss Silver happens to be in the neighbourhood and she suspects foul play….

©1954 Patricia Wentworth (P)2010 Isis Publishing Ltd

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    Constance New York, NY, United States 11-02-10
    Constance New York, NY, United States 11-02-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Top Notch Classic British Mystery"

    Excellent writing, characters you love to love, and characters you love to hate make this another outstanding classic British mystery in the tradition of Agatha Christie. This story gives you such a charming and vivid sense of the close-knit interdependence of a small English village with its long history of shared gossip, traditions, prejudices, quarrels, and affections. The narrator is absolutely pitch perfect.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Librarian OK, USA 06-27-12
    Librarian OK, USA 06-27-12 Member Since 2012

    Retired "Okie" librarian & happy to have found Audible for good stories & staying in touch with new authors & books.

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    "Like listening to a "Masterpice Mystery"."
    If you could sum up The Watersplash in three words, what would they be?

    Good, clean English mystery fun.


    What other book might you compare The Watersplash to and why?

    An Agatha Christie Miss Marple novel. The murder is committed in good time early in the story and the suspect is introduced. Miss Silver is engaged and makes a visit to an English village to investigate. A similar pattern to Christie's novels but fresh in the details.


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

    First time listening to Bishop but she did a great job.


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

    I want a good story I can listen to in patches of time yet still follow. This one worked for me.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    03-28-12
    03-28-12 Member Since 2008
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    "COZY BRITISH MURDER MYSTERY"
    Would you listen to The Watersplash again? Why?

    Yes, I have listened to it again, especially the last chapter to get all the details. I was interested in how Miss Silver figured out who the murderer was, what tipped her off, but kept the audience guessing. And was that detail previously mentioned or left out.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The heroine Miss Silver, who in this story is wise, smart, and possibly a bit clairvoyant. She grew on me. Arthur the nephew is interesting because he is not clearly bad or good, just weak of character.


    What three words best describe Diana Bishop???s performance?

    average soothing easy


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I was looking for British murder mysteries like Agatha Christie writes, one where you could curl up in front of a fire, close your eyes and listen. I wanted a story that was engaging, but didn???t give me nightmares and visions of dismembered body parts. I took a chance on The Watersplash (even though I didn???t know what a watersplash was) by Patricia Wentworth. I really enjoyed the book, and it kept me guessing. The Watersplash doesn???t have pages and pages of descriptive and poetic narratives about objects or people, so if you like that kind of stuff you???ll be disappointed. It does have a story that speeds along with subtle and often missed humorous comments. The heroine is Miss Silver, who in this story is perfect in every way. The accent and speed of the narration was easy to follow, although during conversations with multiple people I would sometimes lose, who was saying what. This book was fun and I???ll probably listen to the rest of the titles.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth BURBANK, CA, United States 10-18-11
    Elizabeth BURBANK, CA, United States 10-18-11 Member Since 2010

    I record audiobooks for Librivox.

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    "Another Winner from Miss Silver"

    Miss Silver once again solves the mystery in her usual quiet way. This story was not quite as good as some of her others but I still enjoyed it very much.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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