Patricia Wentworth - The Brading Collection - Hodder & Stoughton

The Brading Collection

By Patricia Wentworth

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Classic Miss Silver mystery from the golden age of crime: Lewis Brading knew someone wanted him dead but he didn't know who . . . until the moment of his murder.

Lewis Brading loves only one thing - his collection of jewels. Not only are the gems extremely valuable but also every piece has a fascinating and bloody history attached to it.

However Lewis is a frightened and difficult man who sees thieves around every corner. When he asks Miss Silver for help, she gives him some sound advice and turns him away. A few days later, she receives a letter from him, again asking for help. But it is too late. In the morning paper is the news of his murder.
Lewis Brading loves only one thing - his collection of jewels. Not only are the gems extremely valuable but also every piece has a fascinating and bloody history attached to it. However Lewis is a frightened and difficult man who sees thieves around every corner. When he asks Miss Silver for help, she gives him some sound advice and turns him away. A few days later, she receives a letter from him, again asking for help. But it is too late. In the morning paper is the news of his murder.

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  • ISBN: 9781444715569
  • Publication date: 05 Dec 2005
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  • Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
I always thought them rather better than 'Miss Marple' and certainly very well written. — Mary Stewart
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
You can't go wrong with Miss Maud Silver. — Observer
Miss Wentworth is a first-rate storyteller — Daily Telegraph
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