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The Ivory Dagger

The Ivory Dagger

A classic mystery novel from one of the mistresses of the genre.

Bill Waring, collecting his wits in hospital after a train crash, receives only one letter from Lila Dryden, his fiancée. When he discovers Lady Dryden, Lila’s guardian, has pressured her into an engagement with Herbert Whitall, he is furious.

Herbert Whitall is aggressive, with a cold-hearted possessiveness that expands past the bounds of his ivory collection he can’t bear to lose. His employees hate him, Lila is terrified of him and it appears he has a hold on Lady Dryden.

When a dagger in Whitall’s collection becomes the instrument of his own death there are many suspects. Maud Silver must see that justice is done, not merely to punish the guilty, but to protect the innocent.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 7th September 2006

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781444715620


Praise for Patricia Wentworth:
'Miss Silver has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot'
<i>Manchester Evening News</i>
You can't go wrong with Miss Maud Silver
Miss Silver is marvellous
<i>Daily Mail</i>
Miss Wentworth is a first-rate storyteller
<i>Daily Telegraph</i>