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
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.
Retired "Okie" librarian & happy to have found Audible for good stories & staying in touch with new authors & books.
Good, clean English mystery fun.
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.
First time listening to Bishop but she did a great job.
I want a good story I can listen to in patches of time yet still follow. This one worked for me.
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.
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.
average soothing easy
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.
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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.
"My first Miss Silver"
Yes, if they liked Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh and Carola Dunn
The works of Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh and Carola Dunn
The gossipy tea parties
For someone who enjoys mystery novels from the early 20th century, a time of multiple postal deliveries and servants, which is so far removed the the current day and thus a window on the lost age. This book was a delight
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