Patricia Wentworth

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Patricia Wentworth: Miss Silver Comes to Stay

Yes — Still a Favorite I’m getting to the point where I’m beginning to revisit “Miss Silver” books because I’ve read almost all the books in the series at least once.  (There are only some five or so books left that I’ve yet to read for the first time.)  So I figured, I might just […]

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February and Mid-March 2020 Reading Update

I never got around to doing this at the end of February, so what the heck … I might as well include the first two weeks of March, since that month is half over at this point already, too.  But then, February was such a universal suck-fest in RL that I didn’t even make it […]

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Halloween Bingo 2019: Tracking Post — Blackout! (And bingos Nos. 12 and 13.)

  Many thanks to Moonlight Reader and Obsidian Blue for hosting this game for the fourth year in a row, bigger and better than ever before! Witih today’s call, I’ve blacked out my card, in addition to collecting my final bingos (nos. 12 and 13). Somewhat to my surprise, after completing my books for my […]

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Halloween Bingo 2019: Tracking Post — Bingo No. 3 and Reading Blackout

* Triple Bingo Happy Dance * Well, that went by much faster than I had anticipated … Many thanks to Moonlight Reader and Obsidian Blue for hosting this game for the fourth year in a row, bigger and better than ever before! I’ll continue tracking my bingos of course — and since we now have […]

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Halloween Bingo 2019: The Second Week

A day late (though hopefully not a dollar short), here’s my “second bingo week” summary; and it’s a summary of a much better week than the first one turned out to be.  (So, yey!)  For one thing this is due to the books, all of which were either outright winners or at least enjoyable on […]

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Patricia Wentworth: Eternity Ring

Another book off to a great start; if for no other reason than the fact that we get to meet Frank Abbott’s family and learn why he didn’t become a lawyer — as had initially been his chosen career path — but a policeman instead.  (Wentworth takes us back to Frank’s family home in a […]

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Patricia Wentworth: The Clock Strikes Twelve

24 Festive Tasks: Door 24 – Epiphany, Book   This came with high praise from both Tigus and Moonlight, so I knew I had a lot to look forward to — and I was certainly not disappointed!  This is a New Year’s Eve story and the “family patriarch publicly announces ‘I know someone here has […]

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Patricia Wentworth: Latter End / Poison in the Pen / Miss Silver Comes to Stay / Miss Silver Intervenes

Four Solid Winners in the Miss Silver Series                                                 … lined up in order of preference. I admittedly have so far only read two other Miss Silver books besides these four — Grey […]

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Patricia Wentworth: Grey Mask

Knitting Needles, Brains, and Burglary (by Proxy) This book marks Miss Silver’s entrance into the annals of Golden Age crime fiction, and it’s certainly an enjoyable one. I’d read other Miss Silver mysteries before: This doesn’t strike me as a series one absolutely has to read strictly in order; even though it is worthwhile noting […]

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Patricia Wentworth: Grey Mask — Reading Progress Update: 203 of 332 Pages

Two thirds of the way through, and even if I had had any doubt whether the guy on the cover of my edition is supposed to be Charles Moray (which I didn’t), I now have confirmation straight from the mouth of the babe (our Teenage Ingenue, aka TSTL heiress-in-peril) — except that whoever created this […]

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Patricia Wentworth: Grey Mask — Reading Progress Update: 97 of 332 Pages

Alright, I’m at the end of chapter 14 now, and … did these Golden Age writers really all crib from each other to such a huge extent, or was there some sort of unspoken convention about plot and character points you absolutely had to hit in one or more of your novels (and the more […]

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Patricia Wentworth: Grey Mask — Impromptu Buddy Read

Reblogged from: Murder by Death   Themis-Athena and I have decided, very spur-of-the-moment, to buddy read Grey Mask by Patricia Wentworth  starting this Monday, 14 August. If anyone would like to join in and it’s not too last minute, please do – everyone is welcome!     Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1588265/impromptu-buddy-read-of-grey-mask

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