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    • The Fingerprint

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Miss Silver joins a friend from Scotland Yard to investigate a suspicious suicide. Frank Abbott’s vacations never last very long, and his trip to Field End is no exception. He has hardly enjoyed a moment of Jonathan Field’s hospitality before tragedy strikes. A niece ventures into old Jonathan’s study at night to ask him a question, and finds him stone cold with a revolver by his hand. An obvious suicide, it seems, but Inspector Abbott is not so sure.

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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 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    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

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    • The Catherine Wheel

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    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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    • 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 108
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    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

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    • Miss Silver Intervenes

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    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

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    • 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 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    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 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

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    • The Gazebo

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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

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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 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    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

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    • The Watersplash

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Edward Random returns to Deeping a forgotten man. Although raised in the village's manor house, he is no longer wealthy - the result of a quarrel with an uncle, which left him out of the old man's will. For years Edward's name has not been spoken in the town, save for wild rumors that he had gone to prison for dueling, decamped to the Orient, or simply died of mysterious circumstances. In fact he is in good health, ready to start life where he left off, money or no money.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really very good

    • By Britfan on 11-11-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Grey Mask

    • Miss Silver, Book 1
    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 284
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 251

    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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    • Pilgrim's Rest

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • my favorite Patricia Wentworth book

    • By Lisa Otto on 02-11-18

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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 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    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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    • 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 110
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    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

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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 36
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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 76
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    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

    • 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 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    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 Clock Strikes Twelve

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Though they share a manor house, the Paradines are not close, and their patriarch does nothing to discourage the petty jealousies that divide wealthy families. A cold figure, James Paradine prefers work to his relations, but on New Year's Eve he convenes the household. Valuable plans have been stolen from his office, and only one person could be to blame. He knows the culprit's name and gives the thief until midnight to come forward.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightfully disturbing

    • By Kimberly Colley on 07-24-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 94
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    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 Silent Pool

    • By: Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    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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