Jenny is 18 when her guardian is killed and her wealthy relations the Forbes invite her to stay. Consoled by the affectionate attentions of their little girls and the charming elder son, she starts to find her feet again.
Then she overhears a private conversation and realises she is in terrible danger. Terrified and bewildered, Jenny flees from the village, desperately hoping her enemies will forget all about her. But she's wrong . . .
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I always thought them rather better than 'Miss Marple' and certainly very well written. * Mary Stewart * Miss Wentworth's plot is ingenious, her characterization acute, her solution satisfying * Scotsman * Miss Wentworth is a first-rate storyteller * Daily Telegraph * Miss Silver has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot * Manchester Evening News * You can't go wrong with Miss Maud Silver. * Observer *
About Patricia Wentworth
Patricia Wentworth was born in Uttarakhand, India but as a young girl moved to London to study at Blackheath High School for Girls. After writing several romances she turned her hand to crime fiction. She wrote dozens of bestselling mysteries before her death in 1961, and is recognised as one of the mistresses of classic crime fiction.
The Alington Inheritance by Patricia Wentworth
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