The Clock Strikes Twelve: A Miss Silver Mystery

3.87 avg rating
( 714 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780340682623: The Clock Strikes Twelve: A Miss Silver Mystery

Miss Silver investigates the murder of a great British industrialist.

Though they share a manor house, the Paradines are not close, and their patriarch does nothing to discourage the petty jealousies that divide wealthy families. A cold figure, James Paradine prefers work to his relations, but on New Year's Eve he convenes the household. Valuable plans have been stolen from his office, and only one person could be to blame. He knows the culprit's name and gives the thief until midnight to come forward.

By midnight, James Paradine is dead. Was it the thief who killed him, or could it have been someone else acting on different motives entirely? The local constables are baffled, and it is left to prim detective Maud Silver to out the murderer.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

No Bio

No Bio

From AudioFile:

Wentworth creates a clever variation of the locked-room mystery with this 1942 title about a family New Year's Eve party. Patriarch James Paradine announces that someone has betrayed the family and that he will wait until midnight for a confession. Narrator Diana Bishop is a dream as the witty Lydia, the pathologically jealous Aunt Grace, and the dowdy but clever Miss Silver, who knits her way to a conclusion. There are 10 family members with numerous motives who just happen to visit Uncle James on that fateful night. The mystery, quite modern for its time, is a most enjoyable listening experience. Best of all is the surprise climax, which is rendered perfectly by Bishop. A fun piece of nostalgia. S.G.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Patricia Wentworth
Published by Hodder Stoughton General Division, United Kingdom (1989)
ISBN 10: 0340682620 ISBN 13: 9780340682623
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hodder Stoughton General Division, United Kingdom, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. New Year s Eve, 1940, is unusual for the Paradine family. Departing from tradition, James Paradine makes a speech that changes the course of many lives. Valuable documents have disappeared. A member of the family has taken them. The culprit has until midnight to confess and return the papers.A few minutes after twelve James Paradine is dead. It is left to Miss Silver to disentangle the threads that bind the Paradine family in a strange web of dislike, hatred and fear. Bookseller Inventory # AA69780340682623

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Patricia Wentworth
Published by Hodder Stoughton General Division, United Kingdom (1989)
ISBN 10: 0340682620 ISBN 13: 9780340682623
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hodder Stoughton General Division, United Kingdom, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. New Year s Eve, 1940, is unusual for the Paradine family. Departing from tradition, James Paradine makes a speech that changes the course of many lives. Valuable documents have disappeared. A member of the family has taken them. The culprit has until midnight to confess and return the papers.A few minutes after twelve James Paradine is dead. It is left to Miss Silver to disentangle the threads that bind the Paradine family in a strange web of dislike, hatred and fear. Bookseller Inventory # AA69780340682623

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Wentworth, Patricia
Published by Hodder Paperbacks (1989)
ISBN 10: 0340682620 ISBN 13: 9780340682623
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hodder Paperbacks, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001419809

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.66
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Patricia. Wentworth
Published by New English Library
ISBN 10: 0340682620 ISBN 13: 9780340682623
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New English Library. Book Condition: New. 1997. New Ed. Paperback. Classic country house murder mystery set in WWII in stunning new packaging. Series: A Miss Silver Mystery. Num Pages: 352 pages. BIC Classification: FF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 181 x 116 x 23. Weight in Grams: 226. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780340682623

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Patricia Wentworth
Published by Miss Silver Series (1989)
ISBN 10: 0340682620 ISBN 13: 9780340682623
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Miss Silver Series, 1989. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # GH9780340682623

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.52
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Patricia. Wentworth
Published by New English Library (1997)
ISBN 10: 0340682620 ISBN 13: 9780340682623
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Rating
[?]

Book Description New English Library, 1997. Book Condition: New. 1997. New Ed. Paperback. Classic country house murder mystery set in WWII in stunning new packaging. Series: A Miss Silver Mystery. Num Pages: 352 pages. BIC Classification: FF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 181 x 116 x 23. Weight in Grams: 226. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780340682623

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Patricia Wentworth
Published by Hodder Paperbacks
ISBN 10: 0340682620 ISBN 13: 9780340682623
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hodder Paperbacks. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9780340682623

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 5.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.29
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Patricia. Wentworth
ISBN 10: 0340682620 ISBN 13: 9780340682623
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0340682620. Bookseller Inventory # ST0340682620

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Patricia Wentworth
ISBN 10: 0340682620 ISBN 13: 9780340682623
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; New Year's Eve, 1940, is unusual for the Paradine family. Departing from tradition, James Paradine makes a speech that changes the course of many lives. Valuable documents have disappeared. A member of the family has taken them. The culprit has until midnight to confess and return the papers. A few. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780340682623_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.18
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Wentworth, Patricia
Published by Hodder and Stoughton General Division (1989)
ISBN 10: 0340682620 ISBN 13: 9780340682623
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hodder and Stoughton General Division, 1989. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # GB-9780340682623

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.05
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book