This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Patricia Wentworth (1878-1961)
|Title:||The Case is Closed (Miss Silver #2)|
|Publisher:||Hodder and Stoughton Ltd.|
|Tags:||detective, fiction, Miss Silver (Fictional character), mystery, female detectives|
Geoffrey Grey has been convicted of his uncle's murder but his wife and wife's cousin think he is innocent. Just before his murder Geoffrey's uncle, James changes his will to a nephew he has always disliked. Upon telling Geoffrey that he no longer his heir the older man is found dead in a locked room with the pistol in Geoffrey's hand.
Hilary, Marion Grey's cousin is heartbroken over the conviction and what it is doing to her cousin. When on a train she is confronted with James's cook she begins to think there is more to the story than what was presented in court. As the young girl gets deeper into solving the murder she also becomes a target. Her ex-fiance hires Miss. Silver a P.I. who steps in to help. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Elles, Dora Amy
Dora Amy Elles (November 10, 1878 - January 28, 1961) wrote under the pen name of Patricia Wentworth. She was a British crime writer, best known for her Miss Silver Mysteries, though she also wrote romantic novels. Miss Silver is frequently compared to Agatha Christie's Jane Marple, though Patricia Wentworth's first Miss Silver novel pre-dated Agatha Christie's first Miss Marple novel by two years, and may well have inspired Agatha Christie.
In Marion Shaw & Sabine Vanacker's book Reflecting on Miss Marple, they said: "while Miss Marple may receive ten times the attention as Miss Silver, ... the woefully neglected Miss Silver is the real deal - a professional investigator and a stand-up woman, a true forerunner of all future female private eyes."
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