Miss Silver Comes to Stay
When he was 21 James Lessiter told Henrietta Cray that he loved her before all things and so broke Catherine Lee’s heart. But James has a side to him that most people do not see. When the engagement is broken off noone is sure why and Rietta refuses to explain. Twenty years later James returns... show more
When he was 21 James Lessiter told Henrietta Cray that he loved her before all things and so broke Catherine Lee’s heart. But James has a side to him that most people do not see. When the engagement is broken off noone is sure why and Rietta refuses to explain.
Twenty years later James returns to the village an extremely wealthy man. Rietta is still unmarried and Catherine is a penniless widow living in a cottage on the Lessiter estate.
Trouble is inevitable, for Catherine has started to sell some of the valuable contents of the cottage to keep up a lifestyle she cannot afford but James has his suspicions and is looking forward to exposing her. He has always enjoyed seeing someone else suffer whatever the cost.
When he is brutally murdered there all too many people who would benefit from his death but fortunately Miss Silver is ready to investigate.
Publish date: 1951
Publisher: Hodder And Stoughton
Pages no: 252
Edition language: English
Series: Miss Silver (#16)
... lined up in order of preference. I admittedly have so far only read two other Miss Silver books besides these four -- Grey Mask and The Chinese Shawl, respectively --, but based on the books listed above, my appreciation of the series is certainly increasing. Like Georgette Heyer's mysteries ...
This was my second Miss Silver mystery; the first one I read was the first in the series, and frankly, it left me dubious about reading the rest, but I found this and one other on the bottom shelf at a local used book store and threw caution to the wind. My brief googling has this book at either ...
Miss Silver is a knitting granny-type character who is always helping to solve crimes that the police never really seem to figure out. This charming and sometimes humorous tale of mystery and murder was a fun and easy read. The story is not really a complex one and you may find that you figure out "...