The Silent Pool An actress who fears her life is threatened comes to Miss Silver for help Mrs Smith is not the first woman who has come to Maud Silver the genteel private detective claiming that someone is trying t

  • Title: The Silent Pool
  • Author: Patricia Wentworth
  • ISBN: 9780060923334
  • Page: 253
  • Format: Paperback
  • An actress who fears her life is threatened comes to Miss Silver for help Mrs Smith is not the first woman who has come to Maud Silver, the genteel private detective, claiming that someone is trying to kill her She tells a story of attempted poisoning, a shove down a flight of stairs, and a house full of relatives who might want to push her out of the way Miss Silver isAn actress who fears her life is threatened comes to Miss Silver for help Mrs Smith is not the first woman who has come to Maud Silver, the genteel private detective, claiming that someone is trying to kill her She tells a story of attempted poisoning, a shove down a flight of stairs, and a house full of relatives who might want to push her out of the way Miss Silver is intrigued, not least because this is not Mrs Smith Despite her attempt at a disguise, the detective recognizes the woman as Adriana Ford, the grand dame of the London stage Mrs Smith was a ruse the attempts on her life are quite real There is soon a body at Adriana s country estate, but it is not the actress who has been killed Fully interested, Miss Silver travels to the house, where she learns that the actress is not the only one who tells lies.

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    About “Patricia Wentworth

    1. Patricia Wentworth says:

      Patricia Wentworth born Dora Amy Elles was a British crime fiction writer.She was educated privately and at Blackheath High School in London After the death of her first husband, George F Dillon, in 1906, she settled in Camberley, Surrey She married George Oliver Turnbull in 1920 and they had one daughter.She wrote a series of 32 classic style whodunnits featuring Miss Silver, the first of which was published in 1928, and the last in 1961, the year of her death Miss Silver, a retired governess turned private detective, is sometimes compared to Jane Marple, the elderly detective created by Agatha Christie She works closely with Scotland Yard, especially Inspector Frank Abbott and is fond of quoting the poet Tennyson Wentworth also wrote 34 books outside of that series.



    2 thoughts on “The Silent Pool

    1. I wish (even) more people knew about Patricia Wentworth, who was born squarely into Victorian England and who produced entertaining "had she but known" mysteries. Her influence (tart old lady amateur sleuth, atmospheric settings, clever misdirections) is probably vastly underrated on so many other writers This one's denouement was effectively hidden in plain sight, and the 1950s sartorial details are memorable.

    2. One of the weaker Miss Silver novels. The most interesting character is in no way necessary to the plot. Just an add-on so that Wentworth can feature young love triumphing.

    3. The character Ninian is TERRIBLE and controlling and psycho, so it's hard to be excited about the main character falling in love with him. He is so terrible it's hard to enjoy the mystery. His awfulness is beyond what you would expect even for a different generation (when this was written in 1953)

    4. Miss Silver novels are fun and easy to read, from a time gone and lost to us. Perfect for fans of Christie.

    5. I love Patricia Wentworth! In some ways, her books are very reminiscent of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple stories, but Wentworth's books have a different feel. This is a classic house mystery.

    6. Not sure what I'm going to do when I run out of these. Then again, with my memory, I could probably just start the series over again and never miss a beat.

    7. Miss Silver’s ability to listen & her understanding of human nature combine & allow her to sort out motives & suspects with ease!

    8. Students of human behavior will enjoy the Miss Silver mysteries. She is an uncanny observer and one of those rare people who seems to see right through a person's pretenses and views their essence. In many of the Miss Silver mysteries, although she is the title character, she almost has a cameo role. But, in The Silent Pool she is in the story from the beginning and that made it particularly enjoyable for me.One important lesson learned from Patricia Wentworth's mysteries, is that you never want [...]

    9. Retired actress Adriana Ford thinks someone is trying to kill her, consults with Miss Silver, and, amazingly, follows some of her advice. None of which helps Adriana's old friend Mabel Preston, who comes for a visit at Ford House and is killed for her pains--probably because she was wearing a distinctive coat of Adriana's. There are plenty of suspects in a house in which Adriana controls all the purse strings (rather rightfully so, since she earned it all), including the philandering nephew, his [...]

    10. I returned to Patricia Wentworth after many years, by borrowing one of her audio books from the library (THE CASE OF WILLIAM SMITH). After that it was clearly time for more. :-) THE SILENT POOL finds Miss Maud Silver visited by a rich, crotchety old woman who says someone has tried several times to kill her. She doesn't take Miss Silver's advice, and there is a death. It looks like a cozy English manor mystery, but Wentworth looks more deeply into her characters than was usual in the 1950s when [...]

    11. Early Bird Books Deal | Only ok, really. If I'd paid full price I'd have been less pleased. | Too many pages to spend with so many truly awful people. The longer Wentworth wrote, the worse her characters got, not in the sense that she wrote them less realistically, but in the sense that you generally hope it'll turn out to be a serial killer who wipes out every last one of them. In the end a pretty pedestrian murderer, too. The fact that it took me two days to remember to come and review it prob [...]

    12. “Mrs. Smith” comes to see Miss Silver, a former governess turned private investigator. “’Look here,’ she said, ‘it’s this way. I’ve got an idea that someone is trying to kill me.’” And, Mrs. Smith is right. Miss Silver is soon on the scene, knitting in hand, as she sorts through all the possibilities to solve the case.

    13. A story that bears a good deal of resemblance to other Miss Silver books, but none the less enjoyable for that.

    14. Loved it. Great writing, grisly murders, and the quiet solving by Miss Silver--an unusual private detective. Very enjoyable read. Will read her others.

    15. Enjoyable but not a particularly strong entry in the series. Miss Silver, the former governess turned private enquiry agent, wasn't as prominent as she usually is.

    16. This was a very quick read and uses the mistaken identity ploy she often employs. Entertaining and well written.

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