On of the mistresses of crime, Patricia Wentworth, returns with a crime novel set in the middle of WWII
Nothing much ever seemed to happen in the sleepy village of Hazel Green apart from the occasional tea-party, spiced with local gossip. Until Maggie Bell went out one evening for a breath of fresh air and never came back.
Could Maggie's disappearance be linked to security leaks at the nearby Air Ministry Or is a sinister scheme being hatched closer to home Miss Silver is called in to solve the mystery just as a second person goes missing . . .
Praise for Patricia Wentworth:
I like Wentworth very much - she captures the mores of pre-war middle class England perfectly, and she writes rather better than Christie. They are romantic cosies, of course, but with an edge to them and an intelligence to the writing that has lasted. - Andrew Taylor
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
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
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.