When a new clue arises in a long-closed murder inquiry, Miss Silver fights to free an innocent manMarion Grey is growing used to the idea that her husband will never leave prison. After the horrors of a very public trial she is almost able to find relief in her resignation. But when new evidence suggests her husband may be innocent after all, she hires a professional—Miss Silver—to clear his name. It begins with a chance encounter on a busy train, when a friend of Marion’s meets a half-mad woman who claims to know something of the Grey case. With her is a man who disappeared during the trial, and may know something that could see Marion’s husband set free. Who is he, and where has he gone? To find out, the demure detective Miss Silver must track him down before becoming a victim herself.read more
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. Along with Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple, Miss Silver is the definitive embodiment of the English style of cozy mysteries.read more
Reviews for The Case Is Closed
One of the things I really like about this series is how skilful Patricia Wentworth is in building tension throughout the book. The story starts when, trying to hide from her ex-fiancée lead to Hilary catching the wrong train and encountering a women who seems to know all about her cousin-in-law's murder trial and conviction. At first Hilary dismisses the woman a being one of those ghoulish women who'd followed the case, but it quickly becomes apparent that she is involved and may have evidence that could prove her cousin-in-law's innocence. Miss Silver makes her appearance quite a way into the book, but quickly uncovers fairly significant evidence.read more
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