Patricia Wentworth - Out Of The Past - Hodder & Stoughton

Out Of The Past

By Patricia Wentworth

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Acclaimed crime classics beautifully repackaged for a new generation of fans.

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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  • ISBN: 9780340671641
  • Publication date: 21 Mar 1996
  • Page count: 352
  • Imprint: Hodder Paperbacks
Patricia Wentworth has created a great detective in Miss Silver, the little old lady who nobody notices, but who in turn notices everything — Paula Gosling
Miss Wentworth is a first-rate storyteller' — Daily Telegraph
Miss Silver has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot — Manchester Evening News
Miss Silver is marvellous — Daily Mail
Miss Wentworth's plot is ingenious, her characterization acute, her solution satisfying — The Scotsman
You can't go wrong with Miss Maud Silver — Observer
. . . some of the best examples of the British country-house murder mystery — Alfred Hitchcock magazine
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