The Benevent Treasure
Book 26, The Miss Silver Mysteries
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A young woman goes to the country to reconnect with old relatives, and stumbles on a murder only Miss Silver can solve An orphan of the Second World War, Candida Sayle has gotten so used to life with her guardian that she never considered that she might have a family somewhere. When her guardian dies, a letter appears from an unheard-of aunt, informing Candida that it is time for her to return to the Benevent family fold. The young woman ventures to the country, and finds a strange pair of spinsters who spend their days obsessing over family lore and its rumors of a long-lost Italian treasure. Bizarre though it is, the environment comforts Candida—as do the attentions of her aunt’s handsome young secretary. But her vacation goes off the rails when death strikes the house, and the brilliant detective Maud Silver joins the party to investigate the possible murder. The Benevent family history is about to get a dark new chapter. “Miss Silver has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot.” —Manchester Evening News “. . . some of the best examples of the British country-house murder mystery” —Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine “Miss Silver is marvelous.” —Daily Mail Patricia Wentworth (1878–1961) was one of the masters of classic English mystery writing. Born in India as Dora Amy Elles, she began writing after the death of her first husband, publishing her first novel in 1910. In the 1920s, she introduced the character who would make her famous: Miss Maud Silver, the former governess whose stout figure, fondness for Tennyson, and passion for knitting served to disguise a keen intellect. Along with Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple, Miss Silver is the definitive embodiment of the English style of cozy mysteries.
- Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
- Published: Aug 23, 2011
- Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
- Seller: OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
- Print Length: 278 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 26, The Miss Silver Mysteries