When she found one of her tablets tampered with, it was the last straw. She approaches Miss Silver discreetly and is given some sound advice, which she chooses to ignore. Then Adriana throws one of her celebrated parties and invites everybody she knows. It is only when one of her rather less successful friends is found murdered wearing her coat that Miss Silver is called in to investigate.
©1956 Patricia Wentworth; (P)2008 Isis Publishing Ltd
I am a long-time fan of Patricia Wentworth and this story does not disappoint. Diana Bishop does a great job with the narration. I love all of the old British mysteries of this genre and they are becoming more and more scarce as I voraciously read or listen to all I can find. Keep these coming.
I have no complaints about the book itself - I adore almost all of Patricia Wentworth mysteries and this one is, if not the best, certainly a good example of her style. This audiobook version though, is certainly not Diana Bishop's best performance. Normally a good part of the reason I buy the Miss Silver books on audio when I already have all the paperbacks is because Ms. Bishiop's performance is reliably excellent. This time, unfortunately, she was doing almost the exact same voice and accent for two major characters (male and female, at that) who had a number of dialogues together - it made it very challenging to figure out who was the one talking at any given time, and greatly distracted from the narrative.
This is one of the superb Diana Wentworth's best mysteries---intricate, interesting, with lots of good juicy characters including several enjoyably hate-able ones. The plot is complex but not mechanical, and the storytelling is literate and lively. Narrator is excellent.
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