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Patricia Wentworth
Birth date: November 10, 1878
Died: January 28, 1961
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Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it 1 month ago
This isn't a top tier Miss Silver mystery. I liked it, but I figured out whodunnit at about the 50% mark, and the reveal was disappointing. There was a long scene where the murderer kidnaps a character and then subjects the kidnap victim to a long, villain-in-a-movie explanation of the murders that ...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 1 month ago
(More than The Alington Inheritance, that is.) -- Still a bit too much of a whiny heroine, but at least we're firmly back in true and trusted Maudie territory. And it has to be said, while the victim is no Mrs. Boynton (cf. Agatha Christie, Appointment With Death), by the time she finally meets her...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 1 month ago
... don't go anywhere near this one. Whiny, immature, TSTL special snowflake heroine. Insta-love. Completely implausible, "fortuitous" (*major headdesk moment*) first encounter between hero and heroine. Weak plotline that is further weakened by an "inverse mystery" structure -- it certainly doe...
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it 1 month ago
This is one of Wentworth's standalones. It started out strong, sagged in the middle and pretty much fell apart at the end.
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it 4 months ago
Not my favorite Miss Silver. The main character, Lisle Jerningham, has all of the personality and vitality of an overcooked noodle and Miss Silver hardly enters the story at all. I do love the way that Miss Silver apparently governessed for every member of British law enforcement. In the Balance...
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