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Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. First edition. A fine copy with mild fade to the title gilt on the spine.
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In a very good dust jacket with edge rubbing and tiny chip at the top of the jacket spine. NOT price clipped. Seller Inventory C. More information about this seller Contact this seller 2. About this Item: Arkham House, Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Horror collection. VG; bruised lower right tip; in age-darkened and lightly rubbed jacket.
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The Clock Strikes Twelve by Patricia Wentworth - Books - Hachette Australia
Only real flaw is small dent at top edge of the back board. Spine straight, binding tight, gilt title text bright and shiny, minor curling to cloth at top of spine. DJ in G-VG condition, light age tanning, top corner chipping, chipping and color loss to top of spine. More information about this seller Contact this seller 5.
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Published by Arkham House, Sauk City Gilt black cloth. First U. One of copies printed. Top edge slightly dusty, but a very good or better copy in dust jacket with light wear at tips. More information about this seller Contact this seller 6. Published by Arkham House. About this Item: Arkham House. HC in dust jacket. Expaned edition of Herbert Jenkins publication. Previous owners bookplate to the front pastedown. Light foxing to the edge of the pageblock and endpages, which extends to the outside edges of the first and last several pages.
A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. More information about this seller Contact this seller 7. From: John W. Octavo, jacket art by Ronald Clyne, cloth.
Who's There? James left off in extending the core of the British tradition through the period between the wars. Barron ed. Bleiler: The Guide to Supernatural Fiction He announces that he will be in his study until midnight in order to give the guilty party an opportunity to confess.
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And for various reasons, this has to have happened precisely as the clock struck twelve. Lydia persuades Mark, the principal heir, that the case must be solved and that he has to bring in Miss Silver to do so. Essentially most of the inhabitants trooped in and out of Mr. That being said, if you come to this expecting to learn a lot about Miss Silver, you can expect to be disappointed.
ISBN 13: 9781899562459
There are plenty of things here that will resonate with the frequent reader of Miss Silver. There are handsome young male nonentities whose function is to be romantically involved with the beautiful young women. All these characters have cognates in other Miss Silver stories, although with slight variations as seems appropriate; literally, anyone can be guilty depending on how Wentworth writes the ending.
But we have seen, or will see, these types repeating in other stories throughout her oeuvre. The character of Grace is really well done; very menacing, and thoroughly thought through. I also liked the minor character of the awful Albert, who is constantly retailing facts about the world that no one wants or needs to know. Even the character of the silly Irene, played mostly for comic relief, is effective because you know enough about her to realize that, yes, she actually could be the murderer, and why.
So as always, I do recommend this to anyone who likes this sort of small-scale puzzle mystery, filled with the upper classes and their snarled romantic relationships. Miss Silver is not much in the foreground, which is a little disappointing, but the characterizations are sufficiently well done to make the book move along briskly to a satisfying conclusion.
Try it and see if you agree. I imagine in this book was hearkening back to a kinder, gentler England of , if you know what I mean, before things got really bad. You might imagine someone reading this in the Tube during the blitz and sighing for the good old days, as it were. I have to acknowledge a debt to my friend and fellow blogger Moira Redmond , whose excellent blog Clothes In Books looked at this specific volume last July. Can you imagine dining with that blocking your view of your tablemates?
There is quite a bit of text and sub-text in this book about family and marriage, which seems to be a constant preoccupation of Wentworth; this is an unhappy family to be sure, but the point is constantly made that everyone, even the unpleasant Albert, is a member of the family by blood or marriage. The Case of William Smith. Miss Silver Intervenes. After writing several romances she turned her hand to crime fiction.
She wrote dozens of bestselling mysteries before her death in , and is recognised as one of the mistresses of classic crime fiction. Self's Punishment.
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