Discovering that she is the rightful heir to the Alington estate but unable to prove it, teen orphan Jenny Hill arranges her employment at Alington to search for evidence and is assisted by Miss Silver when jealous relatives plot against her. Reprint.
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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.
I always thought them rather better than 'Miss Marple' and certainly very well written. Mary Stewart Miss Wentworth's plot is ingenious, her characterization acute, her solution satisfying Scotsman 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 You can't go wrong with Miss Maud Silver. Observer
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060812249
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0060812249 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0016501
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 60812249
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060812249