The only barrier between Althea and marriage to Nicholas is her mother, who uses her ill-health to keep Althea a prisoner in their old London house. When Miss Silver is employed as a nurse for the old lady she's welcomed with open arms. But when two strangely competitive offers for the Grahams' house are made to her it suggests that the house may hold some dark rewarding secret. Then old Mrs Graham is found murdered in the gazebo and Althea is the prime suspect...it's a good job Miss Silver is there to help.
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Patricia Wentworth (1878 1961) was one of the masters of classic English mystery writing. Born in India as Dora Amy Elles, she began writing after the death of her first husband, publishing her first novel in 1910. In the 1920s, she introduced the character who would make her famous: Miss Maud Silver, the former governess whose stout figure, fondness for Tennyson, and passion for knitting served to disguise a keen intellect. Along with Agatha Christie s Miss Marple, Miss Silver is the definitive embodiment of the English style of cozy mysteries.
You can't go wrong with Miss Maud Silver. The Observer You can't go wrong with Miss Maud Silver. The Observer Miss Wentworth is a first-rate storyteller Daily Telegraph Miss Silver has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot Manchester Evening News Miss Silver is marvellous Daily Mail ...some of the best examples of the British country-house murder mystery Alfred Hitchcock Magazine
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