After Charles was jilted at the altar by Margaret, he discovers that she is mixed up in a vicious kidnapping plot masterminded by a sinister figure in a grey mask. Charles turns to Miss Silver to uncover the strange truth behind Margaret's complicity, and the identity of the terrifying and... show more
After Charles was jilted at the altar by Margaret, he discovers that she is mixed up in a vicious kidnapping plot masterminded by a sinister figure in a grey mask. Charles turns to Miss Silver to uncover the strange truth behind Margaret's complicity, and the identity of the terrifying and mysterious individual behind the grey mask.
Publish date: 1986-11-01
Publisher: Warner Books (NY)
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: Miss Silver (#1)
Rating: 3* of five In the 90 years since this was written, I think its central premise...that people will do anything to avoid embarrassment...has proved an evergreen turned inside out. Reality TV takes everyone's dirtiest and smelliest laundry public. The characters in this book would have expired ...
I've always been familiar with the name Patricia Wentworth as one of those Golden Age authors omnipresent on my mom's bookshelves, but I had no idea at all about the books themselves. That gave me the chance to come at this one completely fresh, with no pre-conceived notions of what I'd be getting ...
This book marks Miss Silver's entrance into the annals of Golden Age crime fiction, and it's certainly an enjoyable one. I'd read other Miss Silver mysteries before: This doesn't strike me as a series one absolutely has to read strictly in order; even though it is worthwhile noting that Wentworth ...
I was so busy creating bingo cards that I haven't really had a chance to put my thoughts in order on this buddy read. I finished this one last night, blasting through the last 25% or so of the mystery. The "criminal mastermind" trope, honestly, isn't one of my favorites, but even knowing that, I ...
bookshelves: published-1928, mystery-thriller, summer-2010, knit-fic, filthy-lucre, families, fraudio Read from July 20 to 21, 2010 workaday mp3Unabridged and read by Diana Bishop. 7 hours 36 mins duration. 8 CD's.[Miss Silver, Book #1, 1928:]Blurb - Furious at being jilted at the altar by Margar...
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