James and Carmona Hardwick are spending the summer playing host to numerous friends and relatives in an old Hardwick family residence by the sea.
The arrival of Alan Field, a devastatingly handsome though shady figure from Carmona's past, destroys the holiday atmosphere in the ugly old house and replaces it with mounting tension, culminating in murder.
Fortunately for the Hardwicks and their guests, Miss Silver is present to unravel the secrets from the past - secrets the killer will stop at nothing to keep hidden.
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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.
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Book Description Amereon Limited, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0891909222
Book Description Amereon Ltd, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 9.00x5.75x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0891909222
Book Description Amereon Limited, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110891909222