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by Patricia Wentworth

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ISBN:
0708901085
ISBN13:
978-0708901083
Author:
Patricia Wentworth
Publisher:
Ulverscroft (March 1, 1978)
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Pages:
466 pages
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1341 kb
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1122 kb
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Mystery
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Rating:
4.2

The Brading Collection appeared in 1952 and is a fully mature, sophisticated whodunit. The murder victim is an unlikable man who has devoted his life to a rather nasty collection of precious jewelry connected with crimes and violent death

The Brading Collection appeared in 1952 and is a fully mature, sophisticated whodunit. The murder victim is an unlikable man who has devoted his life to a rather nasty collection of precious jewelry connected with crimes and violent death. I hate it when likable people get murdered, so this is a good start. Miss Silver warned Lewis Brading that he was playing with fire by his sadistic style of manipulating people, but does he listen?

She was using the odds and ends of wool left over at various times from jumpers knitted for her niece Ethel Burkett, stockings for the Burkett boys, woolly frocks and cardigans for little Josephine,. and combining them in a striped scarf which she considered really very tasteful, very artistic.

Lewis Brading loves only one thing – his collection of jewels. Not only are the gems extremely valuable but also every piece has a fascinating and bloody history attached to it. However Lewis is a frightened and difficult man who sees thieves around every corner

Lewis Brading loves only one thing – his collection of jewels. However Lewis is a frightened and difficult man who sees thieves around every corner. When he asks Miss Silver for help, she gives him some sound advice and turns him away. A few days later, she receives a letter from him, again asking for help. In the morning paper is the news of his murder. Lewis Brading loves only one thing – his collection of jewels. Not only are the gems extremely valuable but.

The Brading collection book. I consistently enjoy Patricia Wentworth's Miss Silver mysteries and The Brading Collection was no exception. As in several of her other cases, Miss Silver is approached. As is Wentworth's practice, this book is a romance embedded into a mystery. It's not the best one she's ever written but I liked it anyhow.

He cannot say why, but Lewis Brading is an uneasy man. A collector of valuable jewels, he has taken the utmost precautions to safeguard what is most precious to him. He houses his gems in a concrete annex, protected by a reinforced steel door, the latest security system, and his ow. . He houses his gems in a concrete annex, protected by a reinforced steel door, the latest security system, and his own watchful eye. No one has a key but himself and his assistant, and he doesn’t doubt that his servant will remain true. The man in his employ is a criminal, and if anything should happen to Brading or his gems, the police will look to him first. And yet, he suspects something may be wrong.

by Patricia Wentworth. Books related to Mr. Brading's Collection. Mrs. Malory and the Festival Murder.

Lewis Brading loves only one thing - his collection of jewels. Miss Silver investigates the murder of jewelry collector Lewis Brading, a man who had consulted her on security measures for his collection and then rejected her advice.

Lewis Brading, owner of the Brading Collection of jewels, is a frightened man who sees thieves around every corner. When he asks Miss Silver for help, she turns him away. Later, she receives a letter again asking for help, but it is too late - in the morning paper is the news of his murder. Similar books by other authors. A Bitter Feast (Duncan Kincaid, Gemma James, book 18) Deborah Crombie. Used availability for Patricia Wentworth's The Brading Collection. November 1994 : USA Hardback.

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Reviews:
  • Uylo
While Agatha Christie was writing Miss Marple mysteries, Patricia Wentworth was turning out Miss Silver mysteries. Both these fictional sleuths were elderly spinsters with acute powers of observation and a profound understanding of human nature. Both appeared disarmingly nonthreatening. Miss Silver has one important advantage over Miss Marple. She appears in 32 novels as compared to just 12 featuring Miss Marple. So if you get a taste for Miss Silver, you have more opportunities to enjoy her.

The Brading Collection appeared in 1952 and is a fully mature, sophisticated whodunit. The murder victim is an unlikable man who has devoted his life to a rather nasty collection of precious jewelry connected with crimes and violent death. I hate it when likable people get murdered, so this is a good start. Miss Silver warned Lewis Brading that he was playing with fire by his sadistic style of manipulating people, but does he listen? No.

The ugly characters are more appealing than the beautiful people in this story, which is fun. There is a famous old variety actress, ugly as a toad, whose earthy flow of conversation is amusing. The hero is ugly, too, but has a quixotic goodness of heart and charming manners. His ex-wife appears on the scene, and their efforts to get past their misunderstandings provide the romantic element.

Right from the beginning, there two prime suspects with solid motives to want Brading dead. Eventually more suspects come out of the woodwork. Between surprising revelations and tense interrogations, there is never a dull moment. The denouement is exciting too.

Don't miss this one, if you're a fan of Miss Silver. It could be read as a stand-alone novel too.
  • August
I always give Patricia Wentworth 5 stars because I do love my Miss Silver. My mental picture of her is an older Helen Hayes who sometimes played an elderly sleuth; even portraying Agatha Christie's Miss Marple once upon a time.

If you are looking for a modern mystery with lots of gore and sex then the Miss Silver books are not for you. But if you like an intelligent detective and a gentle love story in the background then I highly recommend the Patricia Wentworth Miss Silver Mystery series to you.
  • Kazigrel
I just did not like this particular book as much as all of the others.
  • Nakora
Purchased for my wife. I haven't read it, but she is happy with it.
  • Vishura
So nice to have found a nice, 'safe' cozy mystery writer..............thanks to one of the reviewers for the recommendation! This is my second Miss Silver and it's perfect for a comfy read.
  • Vut
Lewis Brady is a man obsessed with his jewelry collection, a collection that has a macabre history. He houses this collection where he lives but has become uneasy of late, suspecting that he has been drugged and that someone, unauthorized to do so, has been in his house. So, he goes to see Miss Maud Silver, a retired governess turned private enquiry agent. Alas, Miss Silver cannot oblige him with what he would like her to do, so she just gives him some advice. He promptly disregards that advice and is, shortly thereafter, murdered in his home.

First published in 1952, this is a well-written, intricately plotted mystery with intriguing sub-plots, in which an innocent man stands to be accused of a crime that he did not commit. Fortunately for him, that might have been the case had not the deceased left instructions that were anything to happen to him, Miss Silver should be consulted.

Though these Miss Silver mysteries are somewhat formulaic in that there is usually an element of romance, and a series of deaths or disappearances, as well as an English country home, they never fail to entertain. Miss Silver, with her ever present knitting and her delightfully Edwardian sense of fashion and manners, as well as her incisive intelligence and understanding of human nature, is a wonderful character. I am definitely a fan.
  • Fordg
Lewis Brading approaches Miss Silver to ask her to look it into what he considers strange going on in his home. He is a wealthy man and has a large collection of jewellery with macabre associations. Warne House has been turned into a club but Lewis lives in a very secure annex off the main building which has only one door and no windows because it is built into a hillside. He feels he has been drugged at night and that someone else has been in the annex. Miss Silver does not like Lewis Brading because she senses he is a cruel and manipulative person. She warns him that the way he is behaving could bring about his downfall and refuses the case.

Lewis returns home unhappy with Miss Silver's comments. A short time later Miss Silver receives a letter from Lewis Brading saying the situation is now urgent and she can mae her own fee but she must come down and try and find out what is going on. She then opens her morning paper and reads the report of Lewis Brading's murder. An unlikeable corpse and a collection of suspects in a relatively confined environment provides a complex mystery for Maud Silver to unravel with the aid of Chief Constable Randall March.

I enjoyed this mystery because it provided a number of suspects all with credible motives, the means to commit the murder and the opportunity to do so. The reader has to try and work out who is hiding what and who is telling the truth but maybe not the whole truth and who is telling outright lies. This is an intriguing puzzle with some particularly unpleasant characters.