When Judy Elliott's sister and her husband are killed in an air-raid in the Blitz, she is the only one able to look after their little girl, Penny. Unfortunately jobs are hard to come by, especially when there is a child in tow, and she is forced to take the position of housemaid in a house in the country called Pilgrim's Rest. When she is warned by an old friend that there is a curse on the house she laughs it off, but accidents keep happening - accidents that threaten the lives of all those who live there. Fortunately, Miss Silver is willing to investigate.
©1948 Patricia Wentworth (P)2010 Isis Publishing Ltd
"Excellently written, cosy murder mystery"
Well written, with many twists and turns. Really kept me guessing, and even when I knew who dunnit there was still suspense and drama to be had, in a nice, gentle, cosy murder mystery kind of way. No gore here! But also no amateurish over description of scenes or characters. There were the recognisable larger-than-life cosy murder characters, and also subtly written, believable ones. A very likeable older lady detective who gets it all right before the police have had a look in. Interesting to note that Miss Silver pre-dates Miss Marple by 2 years.
Written in the great British tradition of Queens of Crime; Ngaio Marsh, Margery Allingham, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Agatha Christie.
Note on recording: Very well read. No mistakes in the reading or obvious editing. Good sound quality.
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