Patricia Wentworth - The Case is Closed - Hodder & Stoughton

The Case is Closed

By Patricia Wentworth

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

The Everton murder case has long been closed. The culprit has been charged with the murder of his uncle and has served a year of his sentence already. Or has he?

The evidence against Geoffrey Grey is convincing but his wife believes in his innocence. And so does her young cousin, Hilary, who decides to solve the mystery herself.

But when Hilary herself is nearly murdered she turns in desperation to her ex-fiance for help. He calls upon the services of Miss Silver to help solve another mystery, which she does in her own original style..

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  • ISBN: 9781444715576
  • Publication date: 12 Sep 2005
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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
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
...some of the best examples of the British country-house murder mystery — Alfred Hitchcock magazine
Miss Silver is marvellous — Daily Mail
You can't go wrong with Miss Maud Silver — Observer
Miss Wentworth's plot is ingenious, her characterization acute, her solution satisfying — The Scotsman
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CLASSIC GOLDEN AGE MYSTERY, PERFECT FOR FANS OF AGATHA CHRISTIEWhen a blackmailer is stabbed at his own celebration, Miss Silver must find the guilty party'Ranks with the best of the golden-age detectives' Daily MailWhen the menacing Gregory Porlock invites a group of unacquainted friends into his home, no one is quite sure what to expect.But after the host himself is stabbed in the back it soon becomes clear to all that he was a blackmailer. Every person in his house has something to hide, and many have good reason for wishing Porlock ill. It is up to Miss Silver to see through the lies and determine which guest made certain the party was really over.'A first-rate storyteller' Daily Telegraph'With her gift for spinning an intriguing story, leavened by a young romance, Wentworth never disappoints and often, as here, exceeds expectations' Daily Mail'You can't go wrong with Miss Maud Silver' Observer'Miss Silver is marvellous' Daily Mail'Better than Miss Marple' Mary Stewart'A particular favourite' Andrew Taylor 'Miss Wentworth's plot is ingenious, her characterization acute, her solution satisfying' Scotsman'Miss Silver has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot' Manchester Evening News

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Things had never been quite the same at Latter End since Lois had taken over. Suddenly life seemed to be an endless succession of bitter family rows which Lois, needless to say, invariably won.More than one person at Latter End found themselves stretched to the limit by Lois and her bullying, and it was only a matter of time before somebody snapped. It was unthinkable of course . . . but if anyone ever murdered Lois Latter, it would be very embarrassing to discover just how many people might have wished her dead.