Classic country house murder mystery set in WWII in stunning new packaging.
New Year's Eve, 1940, is unusual for the Paradine family. Departing from tradition, James Paradine makes a speech that changes the course of many lives. Valuable documents have disappeared. A member of the family has taken them. The culprit has until midnight to confess and return the papers.
A few minutes after twelve James Paradine is dead.
It is left to Miss Silver to disentangle the threads that bind the Paradine family in a strange web of dislike, hatred and fear.
Miss Silver has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot - Manchester Evening News
Wentworth is a first-rate storyteller - Daily Telegraph
Miss Silver is marvellous - Daily Mail
. . . some of the best examples of the British country-house murder mystery - Alfred Hitchcock Magazine
You can t go wrong with Miss Maud Silver. - Observer
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.