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Wicked Uncle (Miss Silver, Book 12) (original 1949; edition 2011)

by Patricia Wentworth

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Title:Wicked Uncle (Miss Silver, Book 12)
Authors:Patricia Wentworth
Info:Open Road (2011), Kindle Edition, 277 pages
Collections:Your library, Books
Tags:ebook, england, kindle, miss silver, mystery fiction

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Spotlight by Patricia Wentworth (1949)



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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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When Dorinda Brown came into the Heather Club at four o'clock on January 8th she hadn't the slightest idea that she had just made the first step upon a road which was going to take her into some curious places.
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Published as both WICKED UNCLE and SPOTLIGHT.
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Gregory Porlock's party was a very successful one - from Gregory's point of view. He was in the highest of spirits, and the fact that his guests were obviously not in a party mood only added to his enjoyment. He knew they all had good reason to fear and dislike him, and it amused him to play the part of the genial host, and to watch each of his visitors trying to act the part of a gay and carefree guest for the benefit of all the others. Gregory never knew that one of his visitors played two roles that evening, that someone doubled the part of guest and murderer, for in that drama Gregory porlock was cast for a different role.… (more)

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