Thomasina has no particular reason to believe that anything has happened to her old friend, but when she makes some enquiries she discovers Anna has disappeared without a trace. Deeply concerned, Thomasina turns to Detective Inspector Frank Abbott, who asks Miss Silver to investigate.
©1953 Patricia Wentworth; (P)2009 Isis Publishing Ltd
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As usual Miss Silver shows up at the right time and solves the mystery while in the process bringing about a match between two of the younger characters. In this book Miss. Silver goes back for a short time to her old profession of being a governess. That part of the book had a Bronte like feel for you could imagine Miss. Silver being a elderly version of Jane Eyre perhaps without her passionate spirit. Her charges seem at first to be utter brats but Miss. Silver gets them into shape quickly without dropping a single stitch. The children seem to be abused although that is never actually mentioned. Diana Bishop is as usual perfect.
About all Wentworths: Writing sometimes a bit repetitive but good plots. Mostly it is a visit to a vanished England complete with afternoon tea, governesses and classic murders.
This is another great Miss Silver story with an excellent twist at the end which I wasn't expecting! I have only recently found the stories by Patricia Wentworth and am delighted with them. I would recommend them to anyone who loves mystery stories. They are set in the 1920's - 1930's and have a great atmosphere. They are excellently read, Diana Bishop getting into the characters and putting emphasis in the story where it warrants it. Just a good all round listen.
I am hoping that audible manage to get the rest of the series in audible format so I can have the complete set to listen to.
It is a traditional British murder mystery no gore or sleeze
Classic Murder Mystery
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