A young governess named Anna Ball is missing, and her friend Thomasina Elliot hires Miss Silver to investigate. Miss Silver assumes the position left vacant by Anna, tending to the three Craddock children at Deepe House in Deepe End in Lincolnshire. As Miss Silver conducts her search for Anna and the solution to her mysterious disappearance, the suspense and terror mount.
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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.
There's nothing like listening to an old-fashioned English cozy on a cold autumn night. This vintage Patricia Wentworth mystery features Miss Silver, formerly a governess, now a genteel private detective who knits and uses her considerable wits to solve murder mysteries that plague England from 1928 to 1961. Miss Silver is often compared to Miss Marple--both are elderly, timeless, and endearing--but Miss Silver is not nearly as well known even though she premiered two years before Miss Marple. Seasoned narrator Diana Bishop brings Wentworth's charming sleuth to life and draws the listener into this story of a girl gone missing. All of the characters are well portrayed, and the story, while suspenseful, feels satisfyingly comfortable and familiar. D.L.G. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Perennial, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060923350
Book Description Perennial, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Second Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060923350
Book Description Perennial, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060923350
Book Description Perennial. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0060923350 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1021691