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Wicked Uncle (Miss Silver, Bk 12)
Wicked Uncle - Miss Silver, Bk 12
Author: Patricia Wentworth
When a young woman is framed for shoplifting in a London department store, Miss Silver, who happens to be shopping at the adjacent counter, intervenes. Miss Silver goes on to unravel a blackmail scheme manufactured by the girl's wicked uncle -- and then solves the uncle's murder. — Also published as Spotlight. First published in ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060923624
ISBN-10: 0060923628
Publication Date: 4/1993
Pages: 277
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Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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It's back to a classic English country-house murder with Miss Silver. Young Dorinda Brown gets a job as secretary for the birdbrained Mrs. Oakley, but she's going to get more than she realizes. Mrs. Oakley, along with a number of other rich folk, is being blackmailed by the nasty Gregory Porlock. And Dorinda will soon realize she knows something about Porlock he would rather she kept to herself. When Porlock is murdered during a house party, the suspects are legion...until Miss Silver comes in to lay their secrets bare. I've read five or six of these now, they do follow the same formula, but it's quite enjoyable.
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Very well-done puzzle. Country house murder, small group of guests/suspects.
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When the menacing Gregory Porlock invites a group of unacquainted friends to his home, the house party takes on a sinister edge. The host himself is stabbed in the back, and it becomes clear to all that he was a blackmailer...But which of his unfortunate comrades would have thrust the fatal knife is up to Miss Silver to discover...
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