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Vanishing Point (original 1953; edition 1998)

by Patricia Wentworth

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Title:Vanishing Point
Authors:Patricia Wentworth
Info:New English Library (1998), Paperback, 352 pages
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First published in 1955, Vanishing Point is still a fun read. In fact, I really like these old mysteries. They have lots of suspects, lots of motives and are really good in the detecting department.

In this installment of the series, Miss Silver is asked to go and do some surreptitious investigating in a small town where 2 women have disappeared and some spying is being investigated. Whether the two are related is what Miss Silver is to find out. When she gets to the little village of Hazel Green, Miss Silver meets the various townfolk: Mr. Craig Lester, a publishing agent, Florrie, a maid who seems to know all the gossip in the town; Miss Rosamund and Miss Jenny Maxwell, two sisters whose parents died leaving them to be raised with their domineering aunt, Lydia Crewe, the Cunningham family and the list goes on and on. As Miss Silver knits, the facts of the case become clearer to her until she is at last able to solve the mystery.

If you want an easy read, don't pick this one up; it is written in the old classic mystery fiction style, so can get rather winded, but if you want to read a good mystery novel, then try it. I enjoyed it very much, but then again, I tend to like the older mystery novels more than the current ones! ( )
  bcquinnsmom | Jan 22, 2009 |
Maggie Bell tells her parents she is going out for some air, walks out of their house in Hazel Green, and is never seen again. A year later, the Air Ministry still suspects that her disappearance may be connected to some disturbing leakages at their nearby test centre, and calls on Scotland Yard to do some quiet poking around. Chief Inspector Lamb calls in Miss Silver. When a second woman disappears, it begins to seem as though there is something more sinister and deadly that anyone imagined at work in the village of Hazel Green.

Typical of Patricia Wentworth’s Miss Silver mysteries, with an interesting and well-constructed plot and lots of typically English characters. If you enjoy Agatha Christie’s mystery novels, particularly the social side, you’ll enjoy any of the Miss Silver mysteries. ( )
  Poodlerat | Sep 1, 2007 |
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"Nothing much ever seemed to happen in the sleepy village of Hazel Green apart from the occasional tea party, spiced with local gossip. Until Maggie Bell went out one evening for a breath of fresh air and never came back. Could Maggie's disappearance be linked to security leaks at the nearby Air Ministry? Or is a sinister scheme being hatched closer to home? Miss Silver is called in to solve the mystery just as a second person goes missing"--Container.… (more)

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