A bloody curse fells four before Miss Silver investigates in this classic crime mystery.
Judy Elliot, meeting an old friend, Detective Sergeant Abbott tells him that, having been left the custody of her motherless little niece, she is taking a domestic job in the country with a family named Pilgrim. Frank is appalled, mysterious deaths have been taking place there. A curse is on the house of Pilgrim's Rest and by the time Miss Silver investigates she has four murders to solve.
A particular favourite - Andrew Taylor
Miss Silver is marvellous - Daily Mail
. . . some of the best examples of the British country-house murder mystery - Alfred Hitchcock magazine
Miss Silver has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot - Manchester Evening News
Miss Wentworth is a first rate story-teller - Daily Telegraph
You can't go wrong with Miss Maud Silver - Observer
Miss Wentworth's plot is ingenious, her characterization acute, her solution satisfying - The Scotsman
Patricia Wentworth has created a great detective in Miss Silver, the little old lady who nobody notices, but who in turn notices everything - Paula Gosling
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.