Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £14.79

Buy Now for £14.79

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

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-fiancé for help. He calls upon the services of Miss Silver to help solve another mystery, which she does in her own original style.

©1937 Patricia Wentworth (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

What listeners say about The Case Is Closed

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    86
  • 4 Stars
    47
  • 3 Stars
    19
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    2
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    96
  • 4 Stars
    33
  • 3 Stars
    8
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    76
  • 4 Stars
    42
  • 3 Stars
    18
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    2

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Brilliant narration and a good mystery

This is a classic mystery novel that allows you to listen and use your own 'little grey cells' to work it out - the sort of book I love! Ending a bit predictable as a who-done-it, but not necessarily a how-they-done-it!, I enjoyed and liked the characters and have now started downloading the whole series! Well read as well.

7 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Deadly dull narration...

Impossible to listen to this audio book as the narration is so flat and unvaried it simply cannot hold attention. Good only for insomniacs...

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully read!

Thoroughly enjoyed this. The reader is excellent!! She has a lovely voice and it is perfect for this novel. The characters are delightful and the whole thing draws you into the time and place. A true delight! I’ll be listening to more by this author - especially if read by Diana Bishop!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Suspense and British Twee

I love these. The writing is excellent, the narration is superb and the language and expressions of early 20th century Britain remind me of my grandparents. they are quite gripping and full of atmosphere.
Not many writers in the history of crime writing can conjure menace and sinister tension like this. I love the character of Miss Silver, even though she is barely in the book. Her presence is rationed! So glad there are more of these and I'll be working my way through them all.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Excellent Story

I was gripped from the start of this book. Considering it was written nearly 100 years ago the story didn’t feel it was, but the writing had to be compared with the era. The narrator was very good. This was the first book I have listened to or read by the author and can’t wait to find more. If you like Agatha Christie or Dorothy L Sayers you will like this book.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

The clocks are ticking, Miss Silver is on the case

The second book in the Miss Maud Silver mysteries.

There was a 10 years gap between Grey Mask (Miss Silver Book #1) and The Case is Closed (Book #2), in which she wrote a number of non Miss Silver mysteries. She brought Miss Silver back due to popular demand, and continued to write 30 more in the series, bringing the total up to 32 books.

The Miss Silver mysteries are my go to reads/listen, and have been since I was 14. I think that it is the fact that Ms Wentworth was an excellent story-teller, bringing mystery and romance to each book she wrote in the series.

There have been several narrators over the years, but I personally love listening to Diana Bishop, who I think brings the stories alive with her narration.

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-fiancé for help. He calls upon the services of Miss Silver to help solve another mystery, which she does in her own original style.

If you have not yet read any of the Miss Silver mysteries yet, you are missing out!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Is you enjoy Agatha Christie, you'll like this.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If my friend likes a good old fashioned who done it, yes I would.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Case Is Closed?

I don't know you could ever answer this question without giving away spoilers.

What does Diana Bishop bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

She was a good narrator .

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listen in forty minute clumps, ( my drive to and from work) which was fine for this book.

Any additional comments?

This is a good old fashioned who dun it, it wasn't particularly difficult to work out who did do it, and why, from very early on, but it was a pleasant " listen" but not a story to stretch the listener.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Classic detection

Period piece which strings together well. The heroine wavers between plucky and gushing. Miss Silver sorts it all out.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Discovery!

I hadn't read Patricia Wentworth before and being a fan of this early 20th century genre I tried this. It is thoroughly enjoyable and so well written and the reading is excellent.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Silly

Margret, miss Marple, Sherlock Holmes, none is believable but a little suspension of credulity and you can live in their worlds and enjoy the stories and the main characters within those stories. Alas, this story and above all the main characters within the story are simply too silly and are beyond even suspended belief. With just twenty four minutes to go I just stopped listening; I had just lost any interest in both the plot and the characters. The reader is first rate but she struggled to hold this weak nonsense together, while the two main characters definitely brought the word “dittzy”into disrepute.