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Path to Sanity: Lessons from Ancient Holy Counselors on How to Have A Sound Mind kTake an English village with the usual large cast of characters add a mysterious unhappy marriage and throw in the discovery of the body of an unknown woman for a typically complicated Wentworth plot But there is an endearing dachshund Bramble and Miss Silver uickly puts everything back in order Miss Cicely brought her real nice books and not the improvingind neither Maggie had a sharp eye for being improved and an impenetrable armor against it She liked the age old success story the barefoot boy who

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papers in streets and becomes a millionaire the girl who starts so plain that nobody will look at her and ends up a raving beauty or a duchess She liked a good murder with all the corpse s friends and enemies suspected in turn Bramble was very funny when he ran His ears flopped and every now and then he did a sort of spy hop which extended his view There might be rabbits there might be birds there might be another cat Miss Silver is not my favorite detective a little of her is amusing but the constant Tennyson grows a little tiresome but I ve decided to re read some of her books Frank Abbott is visiting some of his numerous relatives when a young woman bursts into a tea party with a tale of having witnessed a man dragging a corpse When police investigate there s no sign of a corpse or of drag marks Frank isn t sure what happens but he asks Miss Silver to visit too and see if she thinks the girl is lying A second murder seems to answer that uestion but also seems to incriminate Frank s cousin s estranged husband Since Wentworth usually manages to combine her mystery with some fem jep you ll be eeping an eye on the cousin too 3 12 starsThe Narrative Was A Bit Clumsy was a bit clumsy the onset of this one Unfortunately the author got prosy But even though the story had a shaky start the author soon ceased writing such excessively flowery descriptions and redeemed herself in the end A good average Miss Silver Mystery Mary Stokes discovers a dead body in Dead Man s Copse one evening but when she returns with a police officer it is no longer there Miss Silver becomes involved by this event and is determined to get to the bottom of itShe does of course in the nick of time I have so many books in my house I probably have over 700 unread mysteries yet sometimes it is difficult to now what to read and I just grab anything I like getting through the unread mysteries because then I can give them away which is my ultimate goal for most of the books in the house Anyway I read this book in desperation I say it like that because I already Rudram in Tamil knew that I didn t like Wentworth s Miss Silver But over the years various people have said to me how much they like her and I am doing a monograph on cozies and sheind of fits so I thought maybe I m wrong Maybe they are terrific They aren t Her stupid little cough still grates I hate her nitting I don t think she is incredibly clever She isn t as interesting as Miss Marple The only thing I like about the books or a few things she does do fem jep suspense decently though at the same time I hate to say that I thought Cis deserved to be illed a few times for stupidity I also really love seeing little snapshots of England after the war Other than that Miss Wentworth I m done I ve read 3 I didn t like them and I see no reason why that will change Frank them and I see no reason why that will change Frank is present when a distraught girl appears claiming to have seen a man dragging the corpse of a young woman The corpse is wearing a very distinctive earring which looks like a diamond eternity ring but the second earring appears to be missing It is not Frank s case and he was only there are the time because he was staying with his uncle and aunt He is puzzled and asks his friend Miss Silver to come and stay and see if she thi. Mary Stokes was walking through Dead Man's Copse one evening when she saw in the beam of a torch the corpse of a young woman dressed in a black coat black gloves no hat and an eternity ring set with. Eternity RingA married coupleCAST 2 stars There are over 35 people in this story And there is no reason for most of them to be in this book Maggie Bell listens to neighbors talk on the phone as there is an old style party line Does she hear too much She is 29 and had an accident at 12 years old so about all she can do is lay around and listen to gossiping I d love to have seen her play a bigger part she is the most interesting character here and is the only reason I m giving this element 2 stars About Maud Silver Private Detective She KaBOOM!: One Entrepreneur's Quest to Build Community SAVE PLAY! knits for 200 of 254 pages and only on page 203 says she ll take the case Then on page 205 Miss Silver continued tonit From her tightly netted fringe to her beaded slippers she presented a perfect picture of the elderly English spinster whose means like her ideas are strictly limited and her position in the social scale such that she may uite safely be ignored or taken for granted Makes one appreciate Miss Marple that s for sure The action though really ramps up on page 206 when Miss Silver nitted Take Wentworth s advice and simply ignore Silver I m not even sure why she is in this story Here s some dialogue you ll probably want to memorizeMiss Alvinia It was the blood Miss Silver Dear meMiss Alvinia It was on the scullery floor Miss Silver Dear me There was blood on the scullery floorA few lines later Miss Alvinia Oh yes Oh dear it was so horrid I mopped the floor and oh it was dreadful The cloth was all red Not the the sort of red that would come off the bricks but blood Oh dear oh dear You can t make any mistake about blood can youPersonally and this is just me but yes you can You can mop it up before Scotland Yard arrives to examine the crime scene IF it was this author s intention to partially author a send up of this genre she did a good jobATMOSPHERE 3 stars There is a creepy old house natch And it has a secret panel of course And dark steps lead toa dead body There are small towns like Deeping not to be confused with Deepside And Abbotsleigh Tomlin s Farm provides us with Mary Stokes who sees too much and you can bet your entire 401K that either 1 she ll be fine and live happily ever after or 2 be illed in the next few chapters Did I mention the blood On The Scullery Floor I Did Like The Atmosphere Here the scullery floor I did like the atmosphere here small towns of England the men returning from WW2 a pub called The Bull a lovely set of earrings stolen jewelry housekeepers sneaking around lodgings no apartment buildings in 1950 I suppose etc But it s that party line that provides many of the clues You d be surprised at how people will say just any ol thingwait those party lines are much like social media todayCRIMES 3 This is my first Wentworth and I thought she did a good job setting up the crime scenes and creating a good mystery to solve You may solve it early My guess was a character from Scotland Yard Sargent Frank Abbott who suspiciously has tea for no reason at all with the nutty Vinnie other than to ask lots of uestions After all he s the character most awake and relatively smart in this book And I can t say he isn t the illerINVESTIGATION 2 stars Even though Miss Silver nits throughout the book there is Chief Inspector Lamb of Scotland Yard and Constable May The Latter May the latter asking the pertinent uestions And Sargent Abbot grilling over teaRESOLUTION 2 stars Everything is wrapped up nicely But for me the romance is a little hard at times to believe A flower arrangement arrives in the last chapter and the last line is in Frenchjust a bit too much And Maggie Bell Wentworth seems to forget about herSUMMARY 24 This author might be at times satirizing this genre Then again the mystery is pretty good And oh there are lots of exclamation marks so that you ll now to get excited I ll try one at least by this autho. Eported that her lodger had gone out on Friday dressed in a black coat black beret black shoes and large hoop earrings 'set all round with little diamonds like those eternity rings' She never came ba. Nks the girl is lyingWhat follows is an intriguing mystery which may or may not involve Frank s cousin Cicely and her estranged husband Grant Hathaway as well as many of the neighbours It is t Miss Silver is the one person Frank Abbot looks up to and respects the most even though he often feels like a schoolboy again in her august presence While he is on a visit to his family in Deeping their evening is interrupted abruptly by a young woman screaming murder literally Although he is on holiday Frank gives the local police a hand trying to find the body the young woman claims she sawFrank s cousin Cicely has left her husband Grant Hathaway and is staying in the same house as Frank but refuses to talk with anyone about her personal affairs She along with everyone else in the village wonder how such a thing could happen in DeepingWhen Frank returns to London he tells Miss Silver about the mysterious murder with no body and adds some local colour that has surfaced as well Then he gets a call from his boss CD Lambe that Scotland Yard have been asked to sort out this so called murder as other circumstances have come to lightThey eventually discover the body of the murder victim and trace that story all the way back to France during the war Then a second murder murder victim and trace that story all the way back to France during the war Then a second murder place and there are murder suspects everywhere including Cicely s husband Every suspect seems to have motive and opportunity and shares some form of guiltMiss Silver s services are reuested by Cicely She has to now the truth no matter what the fall out might be in her already perilously perched relationship with her husbandPatricia Wentworth s writing is as always in fine form She is able to weave several storylines together to form a cohesive bond with her plot and her characters are always interesting and well thought out This is a relaxing and enjoyable mystery series and I recommend it to anyone who might enjoy reading great stories that are well told in between heavier reads Lt Frank Abbott asks Miss Silver to come to the country to visit his family because wierd things are happening A young woman claims she saw a dead body in the woods and while she definitely had a frightening experience there is no body and she is eeping something back Frank s cousin left her husband of three months and will tell no one what caused the splitIn a small village the local gossip hotline has grist for their millThe romance in this one if that is what it is supposed to be is too soap opera for me The cousin mopes around making sure everyone nows how miserable she is but won t speak to a friend or her mother about what happened This is what happens in the soaps troubles are caused by Olympic level jumping to conclusions and lack of communication The murderer is so obvious from about 13 of the way throunot the most enjoyable read If you did not Mesagerul know it from other books and common sense at least here you learn why blackmailing a murderer is a bad idea They have alreadyilled at least onceduh One of the later Miss Silvers and in my opinion one of the best A complex tale full of twists and turns I had indeed worked out the murderer only to be convinced mid way through that I was wrong The writing is succint and it throws into high relief our tendencies to judge mainly erroneously on appearance A masterly denoument that how superficial mouthings of love can Be And The Difference When and the difference when is the thing If you want to be thrown puzzled and confused then this is for you One caveat however I shall never be a fragile hyacinth supported by a strong bowl of metal But then we can t be everything DAME AGATHA CHRISTIE AND HER PEERSBOOK 58 1950My God you re hardYou asked for itJust wanted to start this review with a highlight of this book an exchange between. Diamonds in her ear But when she and Detective Sergeant Frank Abbott went back to the wood the body had vanished This would have been mystery enough for Miss Silver to solve if a woman had not also

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