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.
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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.
Diana Bishop is an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator who has worked extensively in theater, including seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company and also for the Arts Council of Great Britain and the British Council. She has twice been a member of the BBC's Radio Drama Company and has made many television appearances. She is also a prizewinning poet and a writer of short stories and plays for theater and radio.
Patricia Wentworth wrote over seventy novels, but none more popular than her Miss Maud Silver series. In this one, Miss Silver, the owner of a private detective agency, is called upon to look into the attempted poisonings of Lois Latter, a selfish, bullying woman with many enemies. When Lois is actually murdered, everyone, including her husband, his extended family, and the household staff, is suspect. Diana Bishops voice captures the coolly professional Miss Silver as she knits her way through the investigation and unravels the complex motives of all involved. Bishop does creditable renderings of all the characters, especially Miss Silvers sometimes colleagues, Chief Constable Randal March and Chief Investigator Ernest Lamb. Her performance makes Wentworths cozy whodunit a worthwhile listen. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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