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Patricia Wentworth The Gazebo also published as The SummerhouseMiss Silver – 1956ONE ALTHEA GRAHAM SLIPPED back the catch of the front door. Her mother had recalled her three times already. Perhaps this time she would really get away. Читать онлайн The Gazebo. also published as The Summerhouse. She got on to the bus, and found herself just behind the second Miss Pimm.

Althea Graham's hypochondriac mother seldom visitsthe gazebo- yet she is found dead in it one morning. The Graham estate had once enjoyed a rural view, butnow the grounds are part of suburban London and thegazebo is an anachronistic summerhouse. Scotland Yardbecomes suspisious of Althea and her fiance, thedashing foreign correspondent Nicholas Carey, becausethe death of her mother frees them to be married atlast

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Patricia Wentworth The Gazebo also published as The Summerhouse Miss Silver – 1956 ONE ALTHEA GRAHAM SLIPPED back the catch of the front door. But before there was time for her to think that it looked as if it was going to be fine, there was Mrs Graham’s sweet high voice with its note of urgency – ‘Thea! Thea!’ She turned back. And, darling, why don’t you try some of that Sungleam stuff yourself? They have it in all shades.

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Wentworth, Patricia n extravagant price for her fancies. Mrs Blount really did not look like that at all. She had unmistakably the air of a woman who has lost interest in everything. Her hair and skin quite obviously received no attention. Her clothes, originally of a fair quality, had a neglected look.

It was found in the gazebo at The Lodge. It was a blow – you could see that. She said in a sharp, steady voice, ‘In the gazebo at the Grahams’? I don’t se. ‘No? Well, that is where it was found. Perhaps you can tell us when you were last there.

Althea Graham’s hypochondriac mother seldom visitsthe gazebo- yet she is found dead in it one morning

Author: Patricia Wentworth. Althea Graham’s hypochondriac mother seldom visitsthe gazebo- yet she is found dead in it one morning. Scotland Yardbecomes suspisious of Althea and her fiance, thedashing foreign correspondent Nicholas Carey, becausethe death of her mother frees them to be married atlast.

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When a controlling old woman is murdered, her caretaking daughter is the prime suspect: Miss Silver is marvelous (Daily Mail). Althea Graham might have had a life of her own, had it not been for her mother. But when her father died she inherited her bitter, temperamental parent along with the house, and she has borne that burden ever since. She nearly escaped once, but her engagement to Nicholas Carey caused her mother to fall into illness, convincing Althea to keep living with her until the sickness claimed her life. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.


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Mr.jeka
Patricia Wentworth wrote mysteries during the same time period as Agatha Christie, and continued writing them well into her seventies, as did her more well-known peer. The sleuth of her mysteries is an elderly spinster named Miss Maud Silver and she has often been compared to Miss Marple. Personally, other than the obvious, I don't think they have much in common. For one thing, in none of the Miss Silver books does she appear to have a personal life, we never seem to get introduced to anyone who knows her intimately (at least in the books I've read), unlike Miss Marple and her nephews, her friends in the village, and the girls she trains. I feel that I know Miss Marple, whereas Miss Silver remains a book character.

This book, The Gazebo, is no different in that regard, although Miss Silver become s a part of the mystery through friends and family. (We just hear about them, never get to meet them or see them interact with Miss Silver.) On the plus side, the thing that I like about Miss Silver, over Miss Marple, is that while Miss M. plays a lone hand in figuring out the mystery, Miss S. works with her clients (she's a professional sleuth, unlike Miss M.) to solve the mystery. She gets involved with their lives and is sympathetic toward them, which I like and draws me in.

In most of Wentworth's books there is a romance involving her client and she becomes sympathetically involved in it, which also makes her more human and likable. But almost always the romantic characters seem to dominate the story. When there is a particularly good mystery that doesn't seem to matter so much (like in The Benevent Treasure, or Lonesome Road), but in The Gazebo the mystery is fairly pedestrian and the characters are all fairly bland. It's hard to work up much worry about the heroine who abandoned the love of her life in order to slave for an overbearing and frankly hideous mother.

That's the main problem with this story, which was written toward the end of Wentworth's career: There is no one to really root for. Except perhaps the gossiping Pimm sisters who are written with the most attention and gusto. They have all the color, all the drive, and all the interest. Unfortunately, they don't appear in the story until fairly late.

I enjoyed reading this book, mainly because of it's British setting. But it felt less like a mystery and more like a romance from the Fifties--and a fairly slow romance at that. I kept putting the book down--it took a long time to finish it. If you're finding Patricia Wentworth for the first time I wouldn't advise reading this as the way to start.
Valawye
The 29th book (of 32) in the cozy mid-century Miss Silver series is a very decent read if you haven't read the previous 28. It isn't bad if you have - I've been reading them in order for a couple of months - but there are just so many recycled plot devices that I get distracted trying to figure out which book(s) already had: a hypochondriac, a dutiful and downtrodden daughter, a disappearing and reappearing suitor, a victim or would-be victim about to be shoved off a traffic island, a hidden treasure, gossiping neighbors...it seems as if every aspect of this book has already been handled in one or more previous novels. That's on top of the cozy framework that was established at the beginning and can be relied upon to brace each book: lots of people with motives for murder, several sub-plots, star-crossed young lovers, and our infallible private enquiry agent, Miss Maud Silver. Miss Silver is an elderly but ageless woman who shows in appearance and character all the traits of a Victorian governess. Scotland Yard Inspector Frank Abbott is also on hand, to be in awe of Maud's powers of deduction. Some of the characters in this book are so annoying that I would have been just as happy if they'd all been knocked off, and the mildly humorous touches that pleased in earlier books no longer pleases in this one. The whole series ran from 1928 to 1961; this was copyrighted 1955, when the author was in her late 70s. I won't say she lost her touch, but I think she relied too much on what worked before. If you haven't read any Miss Silver mysteries in a while, you will probably enjoy this well enough. If you've never read any, you may like it, though I'd recommend others to start. But if you've read many of the books, and especially if you've read them recently, you may want to skip this entry. It's not bad, but not the best.
Jorad
Written towards the end of the series the action is set in the fifties in an English village now on the outskirts of London. It is slower in pace than most but this allows for great character development which I enjoy. A lot of humour and the requisite body found most inconveniantly for the young lovers and their trip to the altar.

All comes right as Miss Silver sorts it all out deftly dealing with all the miscreants making it all come right in the end.

This series is a great read if your mind isn't up to anything complicated. It is a vacation in book form. Great reading on the beach or a cruise or if the January blahs have got you in their grip.

I don't know what is going on with the kindle print editions. I wrote this from my kindle version and it's ended up here in the audio books. The version I bought says it's unavailable and there is a newer version for sale on the kindle, for less, but without the cover art. I also noticed that my earlier kindle book listed a lot more pages than the new version. I'm going to copy this review over to the new version.
The Gazebo download epub
Contemporary
Author: Patricia Wentworth
ISBN: 0340169494
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: Coronet Books; New Impression edition (1988)
Pages: 240 pages