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  • Hodder & Stoughton

The Listening Eye

Patricia Wentworth

6 Reviews

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Miss Silver Series, Fiction, Crime & mystery

Classic cosy crime in stunning retro packaging

No one would ever have guessed that Paulina Paine was deaf, and that her ability to lip-read was astonishing. So the two men who met one day during the showing of a new art exhibition did not realise until too late that the middle-aged tweedy figure sitting out of earshot could understand every word they said. And it had been no ordinary conversation. In fact, Paulina was so shaken by its implications that she went to see Miss Silver straight away.

As the violence escalates, Miss Silver finds herself at a very tense house party where all the guests are linked in some way to Paulina. And one of them is a killer . . .

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Praise for The Listening Eye

  • Miss Wentworth is a first-rate storyteller - Daily Telegraph

  • 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

  • ...some of the best examples of the British country-house murder mystery - Alfred Hitchcock Magazine

  • Miss Silver is marvellous - 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

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