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    • Grey Mask

    • Miss Silver, Book 1
    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 289
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 256

    The first of the classic mysteries featuring governess-turned-detective Miss Silver, who investigates a deadly conspiratorial ring. Charles Moray has come home to England to collect his inheritance. After four years wandering the jungles of India and South America, the hardy young man returns to the manor of his birth, where generations of Morays have lived and died. Strangely, he finds the house unlocked, and sees a light on in one of its abandoned rooms. Eavesdropping, he learns of a conspiracy to commit a fearsome crime.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The shaky first of a long, strong series

    • By Phebe on 07-21-15

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    • Latter End

    • The Miss Silver Mysteries
    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    Things had never been quite the same at Latter End since Lois had taken over. Suddenly life seemed to be an endless succession of bitter family rows which Lois, needless to say, invariably won. More than one person at Latter End found themselves stretched to the limit by Lois and her bullying, and it was only a matter of time before somebody snapped. It was unthinkable of course...but if anyone ever murdered Lois Latter, it would be very embarrassing to discover just how many people might have wished her dead.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pay Attention to the Psychic.

    • By Lorriee on 05-04-14

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    • Eternity Ring

    • Miss Silver, Book 14
    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    Mary Stokes was walking through Dead Man's Copse one evening when she saw, in the beam of a torch, the corpse of a young woman dressed in a black coat, black gloves, no hat and an eternity ring set with diamonds in her ear. But when she and Detective Sergeant Frank Abbott went back to the wood the body had vanished.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • ONE OF WENTWORTH'S BEST COZEYS

    • By DMC on 12-12-15

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    • The Alington Inheritance

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Jenny has never been one to feel sorry for herself. The illegitimate child of a wealthy man and a statureless woman, she has been an orphan since before she can remember. It is a hard life made bearable only by the kindness of her guardian, an old woman named Miss Garstone, who has always treated Jenny as her own. Struck down by a motorist, "Garsty" dies, whispering to Jenny that her parents were actually married, and she is the rightful heir to the Alington fortune.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wentworth comes through again.

    • By Rita Pavolka on 05-23-16

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    • Lonesome Road

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    Rachel Traherne does not want to meet Maud Silver. She does not want to tell her that someone has threatened her life, because she does not want that dreadful fact to be true. But see Miss Silver she must, for the stout, old-fashioned detective is the only person in London who may be able to keep her safe. Rachel has been receiving threatening letters about her deceased father's fortune. The first two letters were vague; the third said simply, "Get ready to die."

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good example of a classic British mystery

    • By RueRue on 12-07-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Miss Silver Comes to Stay

    • Miss Silver, Book 16
    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    The citizens of Melling are perfectly ordinary—exactly the sort one finds in just about every cozy English village—and to a certain person they might even appear boring. But to Miss Silver, people are always interesting. It has been some years since she gave up work as a governess to become a detective, and her interest in people has served her well. She comes to Melling on vacation—a long postponed visit to an old school chum—but Miss Silver’s business is murder, and her vacations never last long.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful British Cosy

    • By Farwan House Variety Store on 08-11-14

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    • The Ivory Dagger

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Bill Waring went to America with a bright future ahead of him. In London, he had a promising career and the love of a young beauty, Lila Dryden, and there were plans for marriage when he returned from overseas. But then a freak train accident puts their happiness on hold. Bill spends a month in the hospital, and when he finally makes it back to London, there is a still bigger shock awaiting him. Under pressure from a domineering aunt, Lila has become engaged to another.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wimpy Women

    • By Chiere Martyn on 02-03-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Case of William Smith

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    Who was William Smith? And why was Mavis Jones so horrified to see him? For seven years William had worked as a woodcarver for the local toyshop, ignorant of his true identity. The war had robbed him of his memory, and no one expected him to ever find the answer. So when he took his work to Evesleys Ltd, why was his life instantly in danger? When William makes the frightening discovery that there are people determined not to let his memory return whatever the cost, Miss Silver is called in to investigate.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Good

    • By lynda on 10-02-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Out of the Past

    • Miss Silver, Book 23
    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    James and Carmona Hardwick are spending the summer playing host to numerous friends and relatives in an old Hardwick family residence by the sea. The arrival of Alan Field, a devastatingly handsome though shady figure from Carmona's past, destroys the holiday atmosphere in the old house and replaces it with a mounting tension, culminating in murder. Fortunately, Miss Silver is present to unravel the complex mystery and seek out the murderer amongst them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • From Vintage Mystery days

    • By Kathi on 11-04-16

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    • The Case Is Closed

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    The Everton murder case has long been closed. The culprit has been charged with the murder of his uncle and has served a year of his sentence already. Or has he? The evidence against Geoffrey Grey is convincing but his wife believes in his innocence. And so does her young cousin, Hilary, who decides to solve the mystery herself. But when Hilary herself is nearly murdered she turns in desperation to her ex-fiancé for help. He calls upon the services of Miss Silver to help solve another mystery, which she does in her own original style.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An early Miss Silver mystery

    • By Kathi on 06-13-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Silent Pool

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    First she felt herself being pushed downstairs. Then there was the bowl of poisoned mushroom soup. Finally the tampered-with tablet amongst her sleeping pills was the last straw. Adriana Ford, famous actress and mistress of the house decided to call in Miss Silver. And Maud Silver, with impeccable logic, pointed out that the person who was trying to kill her must be a member of her own household. And then the murders started...

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    • The Catherine Wheel

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    There was a certain heavy air of intrigue and mystery emanating from the old inn high on the cliff top. The Catherine-Wheel had once been a home for pirates and smugglers, but now it looked like it was harbouring a murderer. It had begun with an advertisement in the paper requesting descendants of the late innkeeper, Jeremiah Taverner, to stay for a weekend at the inn. They had arrived, a mixed assortment, to the family reunion eager to discover the secrets of their ancestry. But one of them had been hideously murdered, bringing the inn's stormy past into frightening focus.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Unlistenable Dud from Usually Wonderful Writer

    • By Constance on 08-19-14

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    • The Benevent Treasure

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    A young woman goes to the country to reconnect with old relatives, and stumbles on a murder only Miss Silver can solve. An orphan of the Second World War, Candida Sayle has gotten so used to life with her guardian that she never considered that she might have a family somewhere. When her guardian dies, a letter appears from an unheard-of aunt, informing Candida that it is time for her to return to the Benevent family fold. The young woman ventures to the country, and finds a strange pair of spinsters who spend their days obsessing over family lore.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Riveting Mystery

    • By Grammy Teri on 02-28-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Anna, Where Are You?

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Hired to trace Anna Ball, who has vanished, Miss Maud Silver encounters an eccentric art colony, bank robberies, and counterfeiting. As with other Miss Silver mysteries, the story relies on character development. Nadia May reads clearly and distinguishes individuals well; her British voice is ideal for this genteel period thriller (1951). Agatha Christie fans will enjoy this one.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Who-Done IT!

    • By sharon on 05-31-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Pilgrim's Rest

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    The two Miss Pilgrims, Columba and Janette, think its unwise to leave their fine ancestral home, Pilgrim's Rest. When their brother suffers a fatal fall only days after talking about selling it, and his son barely escapes two near-fatal accidents, they suspect it's deadly to leave. Surely Miss Silver can determine why the house hates to be empty.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A delightful, entertaining cozy

    • By Gail N. on 08-01-18

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    • The Key

    • The Miss Silver Mysteries
    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    It's nearing the end of WWII, and Michael Harsh has been working for the government on a secret project for years. Finally he is ready to hand over the formula. But the next morning he is dead. It looks like suicide. Only Miss Silver knows it's murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Miss Silver, Where have you been my whole life?

    • By Dorothy on 03-31-14

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    • The Chinese Shawl

    • Miss Silver, Book 5
    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 130

    Tanis Lyle was one of those passionate women who always get their own way. Her cousin Laura hated her. Most women did. But men found her irresistible and she used them mercilessly. So when Tanis was found murdered there seemed to be any number of suspects on hand. But Miss Silver had her own suspicions…

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cozy Indeed

    • By Lily on 07-27-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Miss Silver Intervenes

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    When her fiancé, Giles Armitage, is lost at sea in the middle of the Second World War, Meade Underwood is left in the company of a middle-aged aunt with nothing but a monotonous round of bridge parties and war work to fill her days. A chance encounter restores Giles to Meade but he has lost his memory, and their rediscovered happiness is threatened by the machinations of the scheming Carola Roland, a figure from Giles' forgotten past. So when Carola is viciously murdered, Giles becomes the chief suspect....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Miss Silver always had a clue...& a solution!

    • By Book Maven on 09-17-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Gazebo

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Althea Graham's hypochondriac mother seldom visits the gazebo - yet she is found dead in it one morning. The Graham estate had once enjoyed a rural view, but now the grounds are part of suburban London and the gazebo is an anachronistic summerhouse. Scotland Yard becomes suspicious of Althea and her fiancé, the dashing foreign correspondent Nicholas Carey, because the death of her mother frees them to be married at last.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Weak Female Lead Character

    • By Marie on 05-10-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Poison in the Pen

    • Miss Silver, Book 29
    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    Tilling Green was a charming little village nestling in the Ledshire countryside. Not at all the sort of place you would expect to find an anonymous letter writer. And when one of the recipients, a young woman, was found drowned in the lake belonging to the Manor House, Miss Silver was persuaded to go and investigate. Valentine Grey was marrying one Gilbert Earle, but on the night of Valentine's pre-wedding party Jason Leigh, Valentine's former love, returned after months without a word.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The first Miss Silver I ever read, and still a fav

    • By Meep on 05-08-14

    Regular price: $19.95

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