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Book Title: The Alington Inheritance|
Date of issue: August 1st 1996
ISBN 13: 9780061044083
The author of the book: Patricia Wentworth
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 413 KB
Read full description of the books The Alington Inheritance:Jenny Hill has been brought up by an elderly lady she calls Garsty and who was her mother's governess. Just before her tragic death following a hit and run accident she tells Jenny that there is a letter from her father to her mother showing that they were actually married and that therefore the local big house should actually belong to Jenny.
The letter seems to have gone missing. Jenny is taken in by Mrs Forbes at the big house to look after her two girls. But Jenny overhears a conversation between Mrs Forbes and her eldest son - Mac - with whom Jenny is just a little in love, which shows her that they are aware she should own what they regard as their own house.
Jenny feels she cannot stay in the house any more and runs away that night. Fortunately she meets up with a distant cousin who takes her to his aunt, who takes her in while they decide what it to be done. Then a murder is committed nearby and Jenny herself is in danger. Here is an ideal case for Miss Silver to look into and she does so very efficiently but not before the wrong person is accused and it looks as though the real murderer will never be revealed.
I enjoyed both reading and listening to this well written Golden Age mystery though it was actually first published quite a long time after that Golden Age of British crime fiction. Miss Silver is always clever and percipient and her knowledge of human nature and the minutiae of everyday life is second to none.
The Miss Silver series can be read in any order even though they are part of a series as the only things which mark out the passage of time are the promotions of Frank Abbot and other detectives of Miss Silver's acquaintance and the marriages of her various relatives.
Read information about the authorPatricia Wentworth--born Dora Amy Elles--was a British crime fiction writer.
She was educated privately and at Blackheath High School in London. After the death of her first husband, George F. Dillon, in 1906, she settled in Camberley, Surrey. She married George Oliver Turnbull in 1920 and they had one daughter.
She wrote a series of 32 classic-style whodunnits featuring Miss Silver, the first of which was published in 1928, and the last in 1961, the year of her death.
Miss Silver, a retired governess-turned private detective, is sometimes compared to Jane Marple, the elderly detective created by Agatha Christie. She works closely with Scotland Yard, especially Inspector Frank Abbott and is fond of quoting the poet Tennyson.
Wentworth also wrote 34 books outside of that series.
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