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  • The One I've Waited For | Mary B. Morrison

    The One I've Waited For

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Mary B. Morrison
    • Narrated By Bishop Banks, Ebony Ford, Angela Lewis, and others
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    (131)
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    (122)
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    (119)

    Now that she's happily married-for-security, there's nothing Mercedes Crystal won't do to hold on to what she's got. She didn't sweat it when her rich businessman husband had a down-and-dirty ego-boosting affair. But she's not going to stand for him falling in love with luscious Arizona Remington - or Arizona unleashing all kinds of shenanigans to keep him. And Mercedes' take-no-prisoners ways are just what her siblings need to take down all those out to game them.

    Education is KEY says: "XXX Rated! đź‘Žđź‘Žđź‘Ž"
  • Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet: Agatha Raisin, Book 2 | M. C. Beaton

    Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet: Agatha Raisin, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (964)
    Performance
    (877)
    Story
    (876)

    In the delightful Cotswold village of Carsely, the air is heady with romance. Agatha Raisin is convinced that the new vet has taken a shine to her. But before she can get anywhere, handsome Dr. Paul Bladen is accidentally killed while attending to Lord Pendlebury’s horse. So was it really an accident? All the evidence points that way, but the circumstances are decidedly suspicious....

    Cozy Reader says: "Good Book, Disappointing Narrator"
  • Introducing Agatha Raisin: The Quiche of Death and The Vicious Vet | M. C. Beaton

    Introducing Agatha Raisin: The Quiche of Death and The Vicious Vet

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith, Diana Bishop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (69)

    Putting all her eggs in one basket, Agatha Raisin gives up her successful PR firm, sells her London flat, and samples a taste of early retirement in the quiet village of Carsely. Bored, lonely, and used to getting her way, she enters a local baking contest. Despite the fact that Agatha has never baked a thing in her life, she is sure the pie she has secretly bought from an upper-crust London quicherie will make her the toast of the town. But her recipe for social advancement sours when the judge not only snubs her entry―but falls over dead!

    Nancy F. says: "Quirky and Cozy"
  • The Alington Inheritance | Patricia Wentworth

    The Alington Inheritance

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    Overall
    (30)
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    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    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.

    Rita Pavolka says: "Wentworth comes through again."
  • Miss Silver Intervenes | Patricia Wentworth

    Miss Silver Intervenes

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (107)

    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....

    Book Maven says: "Miss Silver always had a clue...& a solution!"
  • Lonesome Road | Patricia Wentworth

    Lonesome Road

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
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    (50)
    Story
    (49)

    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."

    Ruth Bain says: "Good example of a classic British mystery"
  • The Benevent Treasure | Patricia Wentworth

    The Benevent Treasure

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (57)

    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.

    Grammy Teri says: "A Riveting Mystery"
  • Miss Silver Comes to Stay: Miss Silver, Book 16 | Patricia Wentworth

    Miss Silver Comes to Stay: Miss Silver, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (103)
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    (102)

    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.

    Farwan House Variety Store says: "Wonderful British Cosy"
  • The Watersplash | Patricia Wentworth

    The Watersplash

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    Overall
    (28)
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    (25)
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    (25)

    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.

    Britfan says: "Really very good"
  • Out of the Past: Miss Silver, Book 23 | Patricia Wentworth

    Out of the Past: Miss Silver, Book 23

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (79)
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    (70)
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    (71)

    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.

    Kathi says: "From Vintage Mystery days"
  • Grey Mask: Miss Silver, Book 1 | Patricia Wentworth

    Grey Mask: Miss Silver, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (252)
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    (222)
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    (224)

    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.

    Sue McCallister says: "Miss Silver was in this book? Just barely"
  • The Case of William Smith | Patricia Wentworth

    The Case of William Smith

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (96)
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    (87)
    Story
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    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.

    lynda says: "Very Good"
  • Pilgrim's Rest | Patricia Wentworth

    Pilgrim's Rest

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    Overall
    (35)
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    (30)
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    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.

    ann cousino says: "Great mystery"
  • Eternity Ring: Miss Silver, Book 14 | Patricia Wentworth

    Eternity Ring: Miss Silver, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
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    (77)
    Story
    (75)

    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.

    Diane says: "ONE OF WENTWORTH'S BEST COZEYS"
  • The Chinese Shawl: Miss Silver, Book 5 | Patricia Wentworth

    The Chinese Shawl: Miss Silver, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (132)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (118)

    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…

    Marie says: "My Favorite Miss Silver So Far"
  • The Case Is Closed | Patricia Wentworth

    The Case Is Closed

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    Overall
    (141)
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    (124)
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    (126)

    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.

    Kathi says: "An early Miss Silver mystery"
  • The Ivory Dagger | Patricia Wentworth

    The Ivory Dagger

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    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.

    Chiere Martyn says: "Wimpy Women"
  • Anna, Where Are You? | Patricia Wentworth

    Anna, Where Are You?

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (26)

    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.

    sharon says: "Another Great Who-Done IT!"
  • The Catherine Wheel | Patricia Wentworth

    The Catherine Wheel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (80)

    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.

    Constance says: "Unlistenable Dud from Usually Wonderful Writer"
  • Poison in the Pen: Miss Silver, Book 29 | Patricia Wentworth

    Poison in the Pen: Miss Silver, Book 29

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (89)

    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.

    Meep says: "The first Miss Silver I ever read, and still a fav"
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