No one liked old Mrs Graham but no one expected her to be murdered . . . Classic crime in stunning new packaging.
For Althea Graham, suffering the whims of her malevolent invalid of a mother, the old family home is a prison. So when two strangely competitive offers for the Graham's house are made to her it suggests that house may hold some dark rewarding secret.
Then old Mrs Graham is found murdered in the gazebo . . .
You can't go wrong with Miss Maud Silver. - The Observer
Miss Wentworth is a first-rate storyteller - Daily Telegraph
Miss Silver has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot - Manchester Evening News
Miss Silver is marvellous - Daily Mail
...some of the best examples of the British country-house murder mystery - Alfred Hitchcock Magazine
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.