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 old house and replaces it with a mounting tension, culminating in murder. Fortunately, Miss Silver is present to unravel the complex mystery and seek out the murderer amongst them.
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- Kathi "Love books! Classics and lighter fiction, mysteries (not too violent please :-). And selective non-fiction--whatever takes my fancy."
Wentworth classics never disappioint
I love most all things in the Wentworth mysteries. Miss Silver, most certainly!
Cannot define just one. Love the interactions between the lovers/friends. Wentworth is an expert at dialogue. A master.
Yes. I have listened to Ms. Bishop many times. She is good in that she does not over-act and keep raising her voice. Who wants to hear shouting in an audible book?
Mostly. I read all of Wentworth long ago when I was still able to read a proper, print book, before my eyes went wonky.
I'd say Wentworth is one of those amazing ladies of the Cozy Mystery/Tea Cake Ladies genre. I wish we had some NOW.
- Toby "Anglophile. Prefer only British fiction and mysteries. Good translations of Italian, too."