The first of the classic mysteries featuring governess-turned-detective Miss Silver, who investigates a deadly conspiratorial ring.
Charles Moray has come home to England to collect his inheritance. After four years wandering the jungles of India and South America, the hardy young man returns to the manor of his birth, where generations of Morays have lived and died. Strangely, he finds the house unlocked, and sees a light on in one of its abandoned rooms. Eavesdropping, he learns of a conspiracy to commit a fearsome crime.
Never one for the heroic, Charles’ first instinct is to let the police settle it. But then he hears her voice. Margaret, his long-lost love, is part of the gang. To unravel their diabolical plot, he contacts Miss Silver, a onetime governess who applies her reason to solve crimes and face the dangers of London’s underworld.
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AGATHA CHRISTIE-LITE......VERY LITE
I tried 2 more by Wentworth and found all three books to be the same story, just different names. Narrator Diana Bishop is superb.
In this first book, I was mildly surprised. But that's because if you pay attention, each most viable suspect - the poor relation, the jealous lover or competition, the disgruntled retainer - are all eliminated, one by one, until the LEAST LIKELY person is left standing. By the third book, I figured it out right away.
Probably not. Mrs. Silver is not as well-developed as a Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot. She's just not very interesting enough to carry a feature film. Maybe a television series.....
There's nothing overall wrong with this series. Just don't fall for the description "like Agatha Christie" as I did. Because Wentworth is not even close. These books are good for their era and as long as you wait 6 months between each in the series. I can read Agatha Christie books one after another, even a second and third time each, and still not figure out the plots. I was looking forward to listening to all of this series. However three is enough for me!
- Linda Lou "OCD over books, listening to 1 a day; ANY genre, fact & fiction. Influenced by Audible reviewers so I keep mine unbiased - FRONT to BLACK!"
The story was so good. I didn't want to put it down.
She kept me guessing until the very end.
I would give away a surprise but the best scene is near the end.
If you can only read one of Ms. Wentworth's books, which is a very sad predicament indeed, but if only one, read this one. Her books are all on a high level of story, characters and flow. Someone who can write so many great mysteries of this type is amazing. Not since Christie herself I shouldn't wonder.