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e-Book Ivory Dagger (A Miss Silver Mystery) download

e-Book Ivory Dagger (A Miss Silver Mystery) download

by Patricia Wentworth

ISBN: 0340671653
ISBN13: 978-0340671658
Language: English
Publisher: New English Library Ltd; First Printing edition (1996)
Pages: 288
Category: Mystery
Subategory: Thriller

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Rating: 4.3
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The Ivory Dagger book. Patricia Wentworth Miss Silver crime mysteries are set in post-war Britain and set among the English upper classes or upper middles

The Ivory Dagger book. Patricia Wentworth Miss Silver crime mysteries are set in post-war Britain and set among the English upper classes or upper middles. Miss Silver is very Edwardian or even Victorian and is an ex-governess turned detective. The genre is similar to Ngaio Marsh and Agatha Christie, and the solution to the whodunnits are always satisfactory in that they fit all the clues nicely. There is always a boy meets girl romance too. Her characterisation is well done.

Patricia Wentworth (1878–1961) was one of the masters of classic English mystery writing. If you would like to have a good start, try Through the Wall by Patricia Wentworth or Miss Silver Intervenes

Patricia Wentworth (1878–1961) was one of the masters of classic English mystery writing. Born in India as Dora Amy Elles, she began writing after the death of her first husband, publishing her first novel in 1910. In the 1920s, she introduced the character who would make her famous: Miss Maud Silver, the former governess whose stout figure, fondness for Tennyson, and passion for knitting served to disguise a keen intellect. If you would like to have a good start, try Through the Wall by Patricia Wentworth or Miss Silver Intervenes.

If you would like to have a good start, try Through the Wall by Patricia Wentworth or Miss Silver Intervenes

If you would like to have a good start, try Through the Wall by Patricia Wentworth or Miss Silver Intervenes.

Patricia Wentworth The Ivory Dagger Miss Silver – 1953CHAPTER I The young man in the hospital bed threw out an arm and turned over

Patricia Wentworth The Ivory Dagger Miss Silver – 1953CHAPTER I The young man in the hospital bed threw out an arm and turned over. His first conscious thought was that he must have called out, because the sound of his own voice was ringing in his ears, but he didn’t know why he had called out or what he had said. CHAPTER I. The young man in the hospital bed threw out an arm and turned over.

The complete series list for - A Miss Silver Mystery Patricia Wentworth. Patricia Wentworth Series List. A Miss Silver Mystery. Series List:32 titles. Genre: All Amateur Sleuth Suspense Women Sleuths Mystery Cozy Mystery.

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Three mysteries featuring uth Miss Silver, who has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot (Manchester Evening News)

When Melling’s prodigal son returns with a lot of money and a long-held grudge against the town, he intends to sell his manor house and be done with Melling forever. But this cozy English hamlet isn’t finished with him. and it may be about to finish him off.

The Miss Maud Silver mysteries . 48 Responses to THE IVORY DAGGER (1950) by Patricia Wentworth. Sergio, I’m a Miss Silver fan–in small doses. I can’t read too many in a row because she does follow the same well-worn paths over and over, but I generally enjoy them

The Miss Maud Silver mysteries: Grey Mask (1928). The Case is Closed (1937). I can’t read too many in a row because she does follow the same well-worn paths over and over, but I generally enjoy them. I can say that I do remember The Ivory Dagger as one of the less favored.

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Comments:
Foginn
This is a delicious Miss Silver mystery. Not only are there lots of suspects, several of them find themselves in the room with the body while the blood is fresh from the stabbing. One of them, the lovely young Lila, has blood on her hand and dress!

It's Lila's aunt who summons Miss Silver to the house. The elderly Miss Silver, ex-governess turned private investigator, brings her knitting and her Victorian-style visiting clothes and arrives in good time to exercise her keen intelligence on the case. She listens to gossip, she charms disclosures from reluctant witnesses, she eavesdrops, and she makes gentle suggestions to the touchy Chief Inspector. His sergeant, the elegant and shrewd Frank Abbott, is thrilled to have his "preceptress" Miss Silver, on the scene.

The characters are strong on character -- the cold-hearted baronet who collects ivories and dies by his prized silver dagger; the exquisite and childlike Lila who is being forced into a marriage with the baronet; the angry young man who thought he was engaged to Lila; Lila's first cousin who's in love with the angry young man; the mild-manned architect who's passionately protective of Lila; the blustering professor who came to dinner the night of the murder and belittled the ivories collection; the perfect butler; the imperturbable cook; the nervous young footman...

Not only are there red herrings, but when we think the crime is solved, it's not. The plot is really very clever. The budding romances are charming. And Miss Silver is in top form.

Mikale
The 19th book (of 32) in the Miss Silver cozy mysteries, written from 1928 to 1961, has the usual plot devices that the author is noted for: a large country house, lots of people, a victim no one will mourn, and lots of motives for the throng, all of whom are suspects. There are a couple of pairs of young lovers in a mix-up over who gets paired with whom, and each pair has obstacles to surmount on the way to Happy Ever After. Unfortunately, one weakness in this book is the "heroine". I put that in quotes because she's not just a spineless jellyfish, she's the next best thing to developmentally disabled. She has a drifting mind, childlike emotions, a total lack of education or reason, and why anyone would want her, let alone three very different types of men, is beyond me. She doesn't need a husband, she needs a halfway house with supervision. Other reviewers have noted Miss Silver's perpetual cough. She is the retired governess who is now an expert private enquiry agent and has been successfully solving crimes for decades, in between knitting an endless succession of socks, vests, jumpers and knickers. Her cough is one of her defining features, and yes, it's extremely irritating. I've been reading this series in order (though each book stands alone perfectly well) and that cough is driving me crazy. I keep wishing she kept a packet of Ricola drops in her knitting bag. But, as someone else noted, she uses that cough as shorthand for emotions otherwise not expressed. Another weak aspect of this story is the ultimate culprit. Usually, the culprit is well depicted along with every other suspect; in this case, he appears to be nearly an afterthought. Miss Silver, though keenly intelligent, is portrayed as nearly omniscient, since the author makes the point that she never even meets some of the suspects. This entry in the series is rather disappointing, yet it's still readable. It was written in 1951 so you can expect the type of language, morals and technology of that era. The CSI team hadn't even been born then!

Cala
one of the most uninspiring heroines ever helped by good ol Maudie! It's one of the books that seems to drone on a bit, with uneven suspense and characterization.

NOT the best book of the Maude Silver detection series to start on, best left for the serious collector.

As an aside, the murdered man IS a collector-- of antique ivory carvings and boy is he serious. Our beautiful but very dumb heroine is his living ivory statuette and he plans to acquire her thru a marriage foisted upon her by her wicked stepmother. The fact that she is solid ivory from ear to ear seems to simply add to her value in his eyes.

If you would like to have a good start, try Through the Wall by Patricia Wentworth or Miss Silver Intervenes. Either one will get you hooked on Maude Silver, her incessant knitting and hortatory coughs!

Bukelv
I loved the setting. And it ended "right" for me. The characters are well developed but not overly so. Great plot, and an easy, enjoyable read. I did not give it five stars for two reasons. First, at least three times, as Miss Silver and/or the police were considering the case, it was reviewed in such a way as to seem whatever had happened was simply being repeated or rehashed. I felt like I was re-reading and did not appreciate that style. Second, why does Miss Silver cough so dang much? It was near to the point the woman could not speak without first making a cough. It became quite distracting to me. I was ready for her to choke, sneeze, grimace, clear her throat, gag, or simply speak....anything but another cough.

Alien
Another wonderful and clean mystery by Patricia Wentworth featuring Miss Silver. I love the conversations she has with Inspector Frank Abbott, although I don't understand how they can remember all the poetry they quote...LOL I believe her annoying cough was much better in this book too.:-)

xander
It may seem childish but Miss Silver books should be illustrated. Other books ...no problem fleshing everyone out. You want to feel she is your aunt and you want to take out her picture and prove she is real.

Геракл
I'm a fan of Miss Silver, but this is one of the less interesting examples. The male romantic lead is particularly wooden and one-dimensional and his realization that he loves the more vivid female takes place "off-camera" depriving the reader of any satisfaction at all after the murder mystery ends in the tritest way. I'd give it two stars, but Miss Silver herself is as charming as ever.

Love this series

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