Miss Silver mysteries volume 31
Open Road Media
Governess-turned-sleuth Miss Silver must follow a trail of poison-pen letters to save an heiress from murder.
Rachel Treherne has always had a steady head on her shoulders; it's why her late father named her the sole trustee of his considerable fortune. But the decision galled a number of Rachel's relatives, including her married older sister, her socialist nephew, and her father's ambitious young cousin.
Rachel fears she may
The "marvelous" British governess-turned-sleuth helps a new bride who fears her husband intends to murder her (Daily Mail).
Former schoolteacher Miss Maud Silver is on her way back to London when, with a violent shudder of the train, a young woman is thrust into her compartment. She's beautiful, well dressed, newly married, and wealthy—a lethal combination.
In a state of shock, Lisle Jerningham explains that she
A lonely young nanny boards a bus and disappears—and the "marvelous" Miss Silver must investigate (Daily Mail).
Anna Ball has disappeared. For a year she has moved from one job as a nanny to another, unable to settle or make friends. After just a month with her last family, she walks down the road, steps onto a bus, and is never seen again. No one notices she has gone.
Almost no one. There is one woman who cares...
In this classic British mystery, a revised will, a troubled upper-class marriage, and a crazed witness shake up a seemingly solved murder case.
Marion Grey is growing used to the idea that her husband will never leave prison. After the horrors of a very public trial she's almost able to find relief in her resignation. But when new evidence suggests her husband may be innocent after all, she hires a professional—Miss Maud Silver—to
Michael Harsch's life has never been easy. A German Jew, he fled his country when Hitler came to power, escaping the concentration camps by the skin of his teeth. His wife and daughter were not so lucky, and he vowed revenge on the Fuhrer through science. He set to work on a marvelous new explosive...
A jilted fiancé is suspected of murder in the series that offers "some of the best examples of the British country-house murder mystery" (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine).
Bill Waring went to America with a bright future ahead of him. In London he had a promising career and the love of a young beauty, Lila Dryden, and there were plans for marriage when he returned from overseas. But then a freak train accident...
A clever British mystery about a jewel collector, a criminal, and a governess-turned-sleuth, from "a first-rate storyteller" (The Daily Telegraph).
He cannot say why, but Lewis Brading is an uneasy man. A collector of valuable jewels, he has taken the utmost precautions to safeguard what is most precious to him. He houses his gems in a concrete annex, protected by a reinforced steel door, the latest security...
Governess-turned-sleuth Miss Silver looks into the case of a Holocaust survivor who may have enemies to elude.
William Smith isn't sure what his name is, but he knows it isn't William Smith. That was the name the Nazis gave him in 1942, when he was herded, along with so many others, into one of their nightmarish camps. They did their best to kill him, but he survived.
Now the war is over and he's back in England, ready
Frank Abbott's vacations never last very long, and his trip to Field End is no exception. He has hardly enjoyed a moment of Jonathan Field's hospitality before tragedy strikes. A niece ventures into old Jonathan's study at night to ask him a question, and finds him stone cold with a revolver by his hand. An obvious suicide, it seems,...
Edward Random returns to Deeping a forgotten man. Although raised in the village's manor house, he is no longer wealthy—the result of a quarrel with an uncle, which left him out of the old man's will. For years Edward's name has not been spoken in the town, save for...
In this classic British mystery starring a sleuth "who has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot," Miss Silver investigates a murder that may have its roots in a new romance—or an old family feud (Manchester Evening News).
An amateur who happened on a career in theater, Tanis Lyle has just finished filming her first motion picture. The young woman has electric charm, and
An entire family falls under suspicion when the prospect of an inheritance stirs up passions in this novel in the beloved British mystery series.
An advertisement appears in the newspaper, asking for genealogical information from descendants of a certain Jeremiah Taverner, who died in long-ago 1888. It looks like an ordinary notice by a curious scholar, but the question is not nearly as simple as that. The man behind the ad is a...
A family fortune may be motive for murder: "Miss Silver has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot" (Manchester Evening News).
Jenny has never been one to feel sorry for herself. The illegitimate child of a wealthy man and a statureless woman, she has been an orphan since before she can remember. It is a hard life made bearable only by the kindness of her guardian, an old woman named...
In this classic British mystery starring a sleuth who "has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot," Miss Silver investigates a case of marital murder (Manchester Evening News).
Lois has always dreamed of being a Latter. The Latter brothers are both so attractive—nearly as handsome as their stately manor, Latter End. After she spoils her relationship with one brother, Lois succeeds
When a controlling old woman is murdered, her caretaking daughter is the prime suspect: "Miss Silver is marvelous" (Daily Mail).
Althea Graham might have had a life of her own, had it not been for her mother. But when her father died she inherited her bitter, temperamental parent along with the house, and she has borne that burden ever since. She nearly escaped once, but her engagement to Nicholas Carey caused her mother...
Carmona is lucky not to marry Alan Field. Charming though he may be, the young man is a rascal, and though her heart breaks when he disappears on the eve of their wedding, she is surely much better off. By the time she learns that Alan has decamped for South America, she has...
Governess-turned-sleuth Miss Silver unravels a tangled web of marriage, mystery, and murder in the English countryside
No one has seen Allegra Trent since she got married. Her husband, Geoffrey, swept her off her feet and out of London to a faraway town called Bleake, consumed with the dream of owning a ramshackle medieval estate known as "Ladies' Bane." Why he's so determined to live there no one knows, but Allegra postpones visits
Governess-turned-sleuth Miss Silver takes on a murder case involving a surprise inheritance and a feuding family.
Martin Brand always had a dark sense of humor. Surrounded by relatives he despised, he looked forward to the day when, dead and buried, he would no longer have to concern himself with them. As a last joke, he willed his entire fortune to a poor relation, and went to his grave a smiling man.
After years of toil
The "marvelous" British-governess-turned-sleuth investigates a disappearance in a village near a top-secret government research facility (Daily Mail).
Jenny Maxwell is a bright young child. After an automobile accident leaves her barely able to walk, she retreats into a world of fantasy, devouring novel after novel of steamy romance. Now she has begun to write, and for a twelve-year-old she shows great promise. After she...