A classic golden age mystery, and the fourth book in the hugely popular Miss Silver series.
The first wife died suddenly. Without Miss Silver's help, the new bride may be about to meet a similar fate
'Ranks with the best of the golden-age detectives' Daily Mail
Maud Silver, demure private eye, is on a train to London when a young woman in a state of shock bursts into her compartment. She is Lisle Jerningham, a newlywed with a fortune - which may be about to get her killed.
Lisle explains that she fled her home in a hurry after overhearing a sinister conversation. Her new husband's first wife died in an apparent accident, and the resultant infusion of cash saved his family home. Now, he's broke again - and she fears he is attempting to engineer a second convenient mishap.
Whether the widower is bent on a second murder or his young wife is being paranoid, no one is clear. But if Lisle is in danger, it is up to Miss Silver to find out.
'A first-rate storyteller' Daily Telegraph
Better than Miss Marple
Miss Wentworth's plot is ingenious, her characterization acute, her solution satisfying - Scotsman
Miss Silver is marvellous - Daily Mail
A particular favourite
A first-rate storyteller - Daily Telegraph
Ranks with the best of the golden-age detectives - Daily Mail
You can't go wrong with Miss Maud Silver - Observer
Miss Silver has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot - Manchester Evening News