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The Brading Collection by Patricia Wentworth
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The Brading Collection (1950)

by Patricia Wentworth (Author)

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Series: Miss Silver Mysteries (17)

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Wentworth's books are part detective story and part love story and this one is no exception. Although I spotted the murderer early on in the narrative it didn't spoil the journey. ( )
  riverwillow | Nov 21, 2013 |
Thanks for the book, Seth! ( )
  smetchie | Apr 2, 2013 |
When Lewis Brading, a man obsessed with his collection of famous jewels (all with sinister associations with scandal and murder), is found dead, Miss Silver is called in. She had rejected a case from Mr. Brading only weeks before, but this time she takes up the case.

Patricia Wentworth’s Miss Silver mysteries tend to be of much the same type and quality: a sympathetic romantic pair, some unpleasant friends and relations of the deceased, and a very unpleasant murderer or two. The Brading Collection is no exception. There’s nothing remotely challenging in it, just a cozy British mystery with a hint of romance: fluffy comfort reading. ( )
  Poodlerat | Jul 22, 2007 |
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Lewis Brading loves only one thing - his collection of jewels. Not only are the gems extremely valuable but also every piece has a fascinating and bloody history attached to it. However Lewis is a frightened and difficult man who sees thieves around every corner. When he asks Miss Silver for help, she gives him some sound advice and turns him away. A few days later, she receives a letter from him, again asking for help. But it is too late. In the morning paper is the news of his murder.… (more)

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