The Alington Inheritance - Miss Silver Author:Patricia Wentworth Pretty seventeen-year-old Jenny Hill finds it hard to believe when her dying governess tells her that she is the rightful owner of the Alington estate, and that the proof lies in an old chest. Jenny can't find the papers, and by the time she goes to live with her aunt and cousins at Alington House she has completely dismissed the idea. But h... more »er unscrupulous relatives know the truth, and one night, Jenny overhears them plotting against her in an effort to keep control of the property.
Fleeing into the night, Jenny finds security and contentment with two distant relatives in a nearby town. Her peace is short-lived. When the proof to her right to the estate finally comes to light, the young heiress is marked for murder.
The days are filled with foreboding, the nights haunted with fear. And when the Sharp-eyed Miss Silver steps onto the scene, the tension erupts into a seething climax of events.« less