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4.0 out of 5 stars As enjoyable as ever
Contrary to the above review, I enjoyed this book, and think it just as readable as any other of Patricia Wentworth's many Miss Silver titles.

Maybe the fog episode is a bit unlikely, but then fiction always asks us to suspend our disbeliefs, and as I read solely for enjoyment I'm more than happy to do so!
Published on 2 Oct 2012 by M. A. D. Mitchell

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2.0 out of 5 stars Ladies' Bane
This has all the ingredients for a great Miss Silver mystery. Nightmarish beginning with a woman lost in the fog overhearing a sinister plot, she then goes to stay with her estranged family who live in a creepy house. Perfect for hiding a few bodies in or for trapping the heroine as she uncovers the truth. Unfortunately there is something rather tired about it as if...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Ladies' Bane, 9 May 2009
This has all the ingredients for a great Miss Silver mystery. Nightmarish beginning with a woman lost in the fog overhearing a sinister plot, she then goes to stay with her estranged family who live in a creepy house. Perfect for hiding a few bodies in or for trapping the heroine as she uncovers the truth. Unfortunately there is something rather tired about it as if Wentworth lost interest in the plot. The climax doesn't even take place in the creepy house. No bodies are found in it nor heroine trapped in it. This isn't one of Wentworth's best mysteries.
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3.0 out of 5 stars not enough suspects, 20 Nov 2014
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ss in many other miss silver books there are two sisters, the strong and decisive one, and the weak and feeble one. And of course the strong and decisive one (ione) has to come to the aid of the weak and feeble one (Allegra). the problem with this one is that there are not enough suspects - only two really, and the only question is whether both or only one of them are villains. You need more suspects than that to make a really good mystery.
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4.0 out of 5 stars As enjoyable as ever, 2 Oct 2012
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Contrary to the above review, I enjoyed this book, and think it just as readable as any other of Patricia Wentworth's many Miss Silver titles.

Maybe the fog episode is a bit unlikely, but then fiction always asks us to suspend our disbeliefs, and as I read solely for enjoyment I'm more than happy to do so!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Better than most late Miss Silvers, 21 Aug 2014
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This is in my opinion one of the best of late Miss Silvers. The characters are more three dimensional than usual and the outcome not as certain.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One for a winter evening, 6 Sep 2014
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A lovely old fashioned thriller.I am very happy with my book, thank you, Otter
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