Patricia Wentworth - The Clock Strikes Twelve - Hodder & Stoughton

The Clock Strikes Twelve

By Patricia Wentworth

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  • £9.99

Classic country house murder mystery set in WWII in stunning new packaging.

New Year's Eve, 1940, is unusual for the Paradine family. Departing from tradition, James Paradine makes a speech that changes the course of many lives. Valuable documents have disappeared. A member of the family has taken them. The culprit has until midnight to confess and return the papers.



A few minutes after twelve James Paradine is dead.



It is left to Miss Silver to disentangle the threads that bind the Paradine family in a strange web of dislike, hatred and fear.

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  • ISBN: 9780340682623
  • Publication date: 01 Nov 1989
  • Page count: 352
  • Imprint: Hodder Paperbacks
Miss Silver has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot — Manchester Evening News
Wentworth is a first-rate storyteller — Daily Telegraph
Miss Silver is marvellous — Daily Mail
. . . some of the best examples of the British country-house murder mystery — Alfred Hitchcock Magazine
You can't go wrong with Miss Maud Silver. — Observer
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