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Wicked Uncle por Patricia Wentworth
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Wicked Uncle (original 1947; edição 2011)

por Patricia Wentworth (Autor)

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CLASSIC GOLDEN AGE MYSTERY, PERFECT FOR FANS OF AGATHA CHRISTIE When a blackmailer is stabbed at his own celebration, Miss Silver must find the guilty party 'Ranks with the best of the golden-age detectives' Daily Mail When the menacing Gregory Porlock invites a group of unacquainted friends into his home, no one is quite sure what to expect. But after the host himself is stabbed in the back it soon becomes clear to all that he was a blackmailer. Every person in his house has something to hide, and many have good reason for wishing Porlock ill. It is up to Miss Silver to see through the lies and determine which guest made certain the party was really over. 'A first-rate storyteller' Daily Telegraph 'With her gift for spinning an intriguing story, leavened by a young romance, Wentworth never disappoints and often, as here, exceeds expectations' Daily Mail 'You can't go wrong with Miss Maud Silver' Observer 'Miss Silver is marvellous' Daily Mail 'Better than Miss Marple' Mary Stewart 'A particular favourite' Andrew Taylor 'Miss Wentworth's plot is ingenious, her characterization acute, her solution satisfying' Scotsman 'Miss Silver has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot' Manchester Evening News… (mais)
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Título:Wicked Uncle
Autores:Patricia Wentworth (Autor)
Informação:Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller (2011), 349 pages
Colecções:Lidos mas não possuídos
Avaliação:****
Etiquetas:mystery

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A man brings together a motley house party at his country estate, the members of which turn out to have just one thing in common: They all have reason to wish he was dead. When they get their collective wish, it's down to Miss Silver, along with her assistants, Chief Inspector Lamb and his Scotland Yard sidekick Frank Abbott, to get to the bottom of the deep well of suspects. Once again, the coincidental nature of how Miss Silver gets involved in the case strains credulity, but that's just how this series works so no need to dwell on it. (And it's nice to see Miss Silver branching out into pretty colored yarn for her incessant knitting now that World War II is over!) The book also features one of the most infuriatingly spoiled children in the annals of fiction, who deserved to be thrown out of a car on more than one occasion. Thankfully his role is even smaller than the arch-villain's heart, or there might have been two murders for Miss Silver & Co. to solve. ( )
  rosalita | Oct 10, 2018 |
Taking the position of personal secretary to Mrs. Linnet Oakley in Surrey, Dorinda Brown finds herself on a strange path where past and present connections collide. An uncle who disappeared with her aunt's money some years back, false shoplifting charges levied against her, secrets, blackmail and murder; these items are conncected and explained with the help of Miss Silver.

Miss Maud Silver is of the Miss Marple school of detection. Quiet and unassuming, innocuous in appearance and demeanour, but ever so sharp in solving life's mysteries. ( )
  ChazziFrazz | Jun 23, 2016 |
This book is a reprint of a book published in 1947. I picked it up along with another Miss Silver mystery, Latter End, which I preferred. A bit of a spoiler: Ms. Wentworth seems to be a very moral and kind woman: she doesn't want the innocent to suffer and so her murderers, at least in these two books, are guilty of previous capital crimes. I did not guess whodunit this time, even with a convenient map in the middle of the book, but I also didn't care that much about most of the characters. Miss Silver, who is much smarter and wiser than she appears at first, apparently works frequently with two Scotland Yard detectives. And if she hadn't been shopping at the same time as the book's young heroine, who knows what dastardly deeds may have gone unsolved and unpunished. Oh, and there is a truly bratty young boy who throws a beloved brooch out of a car window after jabbing the owner in her leg. ( )
  raizel | Oct 24, 2014 |
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CLASSIC GOLDEN AGE MYSTERY, PERFECT FOR FANS OF AGATHA CHRISTIE When a blackmailer is stabbed at his own celebration, Miss Silver must find the guilty party 'Ranks with the best of the golden-age detectives' Daily Mail When the menacing Gregory Porlock invites a group of unacquainted friends into his home, no one is quite sure what to expect. But after the host himself is stabbed in the back it soon becomes clear to all that he was a blackmailer. Every person in his house has something to hide, and many have good reason for wishing Porlock ill. It is up to Miss Silver to see through the lies and determine which guest made certain the party was really over. 'A first-rate storyteller' Daily Telegraph 'With her gift for spinning an intriguing story, leavened by a young romance, Wentworth never disappoints and often, as here, exceeds expectations' Daily Mail 'You can't go wrong with Miss Maud Silver' Observer 'Miss Silver is marvellous' Daily Mail 'Better than Miss Marple' Mary Stewart 'A particular favourite' Andrew Taylor 'Miss Wentworth's plot is ingenious, her characterization acute, her solution satisfying' Scotsman 'Miss Silver has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot' Manchester Evening News

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