Classic Second World War crime featuring Miss Silver, the retired governess turned private eye.
When her fiance, Giles Armitage, is lost at sea in the middle of the Second World War, Meade Underwood is left in the company of a middle-aged aunt with nothing but a monotonous round of bridge parties and war work to fill her days.
A chance encounter restores Giles to Meade but he has lost his memory, and their rediscovered happiness is threatened by the machinations of the scheming Carola Roland, a figure from Giles's forgotten past. So when Carola is viciously murdered, Giles becomes the chief suspect and it takes all Miss Silver's ingenuity to unravel the real significance of the crime and its electrifying consequences.
Praise for Patricia Wentworth:
Miss Silver is marvellous - Daily Mail
Miss Wentworth is a first-rate storyteller - Daily Telegraph
Miss Silver has had 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 Magazine
Very well written - Mary Stewart
Patricia Wentworth was born in Uttarakhand, India but as a young girl moved to London to study at Blackheath High School for Girls.
After writing several romances she turned her hand to crime fiction. She wrote dozens of bestselling mysteries before her death in 1961, and is recognised as one of the mistresses of classic crime fiction.