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by Patricia Wentworth

The Alington Inheritance (U) download ebook
ISBN:
0708910513
ISBN13:
978-0708910511
Author:
Patricia Wentworth
Publisher:
Ulverscroft (November 1, 1983)
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448 pages
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1397 kb
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4.2

Another case for retired governess turned private detective, Miss Silver. After the death of her guardian, Jenny Hill inherits Alington House. But the present owners, distant relations of Jenny, plan to cheat her out of her inheritance.

Another case for retired governess turned private detective, Miss Silver. The Alington Inheritance.

Patricia Wentworth The Alington Inheritance Miss Silver – 1958 Chapter I Jenny sat forward in her chair. It was eight o’clock in the evening

Patricia Wentworth The Alington Inheritance Miss Silver – 1958 Chapter I Jenny sat forward in her chair. It was eight o’clock in the evening. She sat leaning forward, her elbow on her knee, her chin in her left hand, her brown eyes, big and mournful, now fixed on Miss Garstone’s pale face, now taking a quick glance round, as if to see the other presence that was so plainly in the room.

The Alington Inheritance. Author: Patricia Wentworth. Another case for retired governess turned private detective, Miss Silver.

Wentworth also wrote 34 books outside that series. She won the Melrose prize in 1910 for her first novel A Marriage Under The Terror, set in the French Revolution The Alington Inheritance, 1958. The Girl in the Cellar, 1961. Frank Garrett series. She won the Melrose prize in 1910 for her first novel A Marriage Under The Terror, set in the French Revolution Works. The Alington Inheritance, 1958. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. A family fortune may be motive for murder: Miss Silver has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot (Manchester Evening News).

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It was eight o’clock in the evening.

It was eight o’clock in the evening quick glance round, as if to see the other presence that was so plainly in the room. There was a candle shaded by two propped books on the chest of drawers a little behind the bed. It was a cottage room, oddly shaped, with the thatch coming down to just above the little windows. Miss Garstone lay in a narrow bed, her head raised by pillows, her arms neatly laid down by her.

The Alington Inheritance book. Thoughts: I follow Meg Cabot's blog and she recommended the Miss Silver books by Patricia Wentworth for fans of Agatha Christie; well if you skim my archives, you'll see that I am a big fan and I'm currently involved in my own personal challenge to read all of her books so I was interested to give these a try. by. Wentworth, Patricia. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Reviews:
  • Llbery
Jenny is brought up thinking she's an illegitimate child. Her mother's kind old governess raises her with love. When Miss Garstone dies, Jenny's Forbes relatives take her in, although Mrs. Forbes has no love for the girl.

Jenny has gone into the lion's den unawares. How she escapes her danger is one of the high points of the story. How she finds love and happiness is a heartwarming narrative thread.

Miss Silver does not appear until halfway through the book. She is hired by the parents of a hapless young man who's been arrested for murder. A young woman visiting the village has been strangled. Miss Silver finds out the truth not by studying clues, but by getting people to talk to her. Few can resist the force of her compassion and the authority she developed from years of being a governess.

Jenny's romance arises as a result of luck and coincidence. There is a fairy tale quality to this, but it makes charming reading. Wentworth's mysteries are always entertaining, the horrors never unbearable, the love interests always delightful, the endings upbeat.

Along the way, she presents us with fascinating characters. In this book there are a couple of world-class backbiting gossips and a young boy with winnings ways who's always getting into mischief.

The Alington Inheritance was first published in 1958, but it's still in the spirit of The Golden Age. By this time, Wentworth’s writing is getting a bit perfunctory and falling into familiar patterns, but she produces a certain magic even so.
  • Āłł_Ÿøūrš
Apart from serious overuse of coincidence (which Wentworth may have considered appropriate to a tightly knit family saga), the plot is complex and twisty.

But this reads like a rough sketch (not even a rough draft), rather than a finished product. Too much is repeated too fully and too often, as if the author wanted to keep detail in mind but hadn't yet determined where it should appear in full and where it should merely be referred to. The characters personalities are told to the reader rather than demonstrated. States of mind are stated and restated several times as if the author hadn't decided which phrasing was best, so kept them all. There are simple continuity faults. And no style is shown, the narration is flat.

All that may shed some interesting light on how Wentworth went about her writing, but makes for tedious reading.
  • kolos
As is customary in many books in this fine series, Miss Silver enters stage right relatively late in the narrative, to work her usual magic in finding a solution to the problems facing the hero/heroine. In this case, the heroine is a 17 year old orphan, generally thought to be the illegitimate child of parents both of whom were dead when she was still an infant. The underlying factor in the goings-on of the key people is the question of inheritance of the family money...as an illegitimate child she does not inherit. Wentworth provides an inventory of interesting, well-drawn roles for her key characters to play, adding in, of course, a bit of romance and romantic conflict. The author is adept with her prose, providing us with clearly understandable characters and well-described interactions and personality responses.
While this is part of a lengthy series, it can be read with no background in any of the other volumes. It should provide the average mystery reader, who enjoys other than tough guy, sexually intense, or solve it yourself books, with a pleasurable break in the day.
  • Prince Persie
This book is set in post-World War II England and is full of the usual Miss Silver characters: the young man and woman of impeccable character who are saved by Miss Silver, the scheming older relatives, etc. This one features some more than usually unbelievable coincidences. This is not great literature, but I enjoyed it anyway.
  • Malalrajas
Well written Miss Silver "British cozy" mystery. The characters are developed during the story. I enjoyed this book.
  • Ericaz
Reviting mysteries - an attention grabber without gore.
  • Arlelond
Love all the Miss Silver books. You can't beat the genuine mystery book written in the period. So much better that anything written today. I plan on buying them all, as I find them.
These audio books are for my disabled wife she cannot hold books but can listen to these which she enjoys