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MISS SILVER INVESTIGATES...,
This review is from: Miss Silver Comes to Stay (Paperback)
The author first introduced the character of Miss Silver, a retired governess turned private investigator, to the public in 1928, and she was an instant hit. So, many more mysteries, featuring this character, soon followed. This cozy English mystery was first published in 1949, and while Ms. Silver is visiting a friend in an English village, murder strikes, upsetting the equilibrium of the villagers.
When James Lessiter returns home to the English village of Melling after a hiatus of twenty years, he finds that his inheritance may be a bit short, due to the suspected pilfering by an old flame, who is now a tenant on his property. Moreover, his former fiancée may have a few bones to pick with him, and her nephew may also have a score to settle.
When he ends up dead in his ancestral home, there is no dearth of suspects, including a few who may simply have wanted a piece of his pie. So, when one of the suspects feels the heat of suspicion from the police, she immediately engages the services of Miss Silver, who does not let her down.
This is a well-written English mystery, reflecting the social mores of the time, and enjoyable to read, if one is a fan of this genre. This is my first book featuring Miss Silver, and it won't be my last.