By Patricia Wentworth
One of the mistresses of classic crime fiction, Patricia Wentworth returns with a classic Miss Silver mystery in stunning new packaging.
There was a certain heavy air of intrigue and mystery emanating from the old inn high on the cliff top. The Catherine-Wheel had once been a home for pirates and smugglers, but now is looked like it was harbouring a murderer.
It had begun with an advertisement in the paper requesting descendants of the late innkeeper, Jeremiah Taverner, to stay for a weekend at the inn. They had arrived, a mixed assortment, to the family reunion eager to discover the secrets of their ancestry. But one of them had been hideously murdered, bringing the inn's stormy past into frightening focus.
Scotland Yard, already suspicious of dope smuggling in the area, sends Maud Silver to investigate before the fireworks start to fly.
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21 Sep 2000
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You can't go wrong with Maud Silver — Observer
Miss Wentworth is a first-rate storyteller — Daily Telegraph
Miss Silver is marvellous — Daily Mail
I like Wentworth very much - she captures the mores of pre-war middle class England perfectly, and she writes rather better than Christie. They are romantic cosies, of course, but with an edge to them and an intelligence to the writing that has lasted. — Andrew Taylor
I always thought them rather better than 'Miss Marple' and certainly very well written. — Mary Stewart
Miss Silver has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot — Manchester Evening News
. . . some of the best examples of the British country-house murder mystery — Alfred Hitchcock Magazine