©1929 Patricia Wentworth; (P)2007 Isis Publishing Ltd
Introducing Maud Silver, a deceptively innocent old lady detective. This is the first and one of the best. I hope Audible can add more of Patricia Wentworth's books!
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This was a really nice mystery. I was able to figure out part of it but that somewhat added to the fun. Miss Silver was not in this one very much but she does save the day at the end. Charles drives you crazy as he is always withholding information from Miss Silver. Patricia Wentworth does a good job of drawing the characters so they seem real and you understand why they do what they do. Also the narrator matches the story perfectly.
This was a fun mystery. Those who enjoy Miss Marple or Amelia Peabody will enjoy this series.
The main character - PI Miss Silver - appears late in this series opener, but she's worth the wait, and she knits. I've read my Agatha Christie stories so many times now I wished for something new, and heard about this series on a knitting blog. These are cozy English mysteries set around the WWII era. They are interpersonal relationship driven rather than "locked-door" mysteries (at least so far as I've gotten in the series). I don't mind if I figure out who done it before the end; the pleasure comes from seeing how Miss Silver present the facts to the police or Scotland Yard. The reader is perfect; with a clearly understandable English accent. I listen to these stories while knitting and thoroughly enjoy myself.
A wonderful old fashioned mystery full of plot twists and turns that don't stop. The narrator is perfect. My only quibble is that Miss Silver is only a small secondary character. I am not sure why it is called a Miss Silver Mystery.
Lovely period story well read
Renewing acquaintance with a story I read many years ago was great.
The is a story set in an earlier age that is both simpler and more naive. The author understands her characters and projects their feelings so that we understand them and what they are feeling.
Narrator was perfectly matched to the story.
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