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The Alington Inheritance (Miss Silver #31) 1 edition

Cover of: The Alington Inheritance (Miss Silver #31) | Patricia Wentworth
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Miss Silver with a twist--the reader knows the murderer and the motive before Miss Silver does. More serious than some of Wentworth's other mysteries; a conscienceless killer, a weak wealthy family, a stunning denouement. All leavened with two sweet girls (one very clever), young lovers, country gossips, and the incorrigible Dicky Pratt. Love, truth, and Miss Silver triumph.

When a question of inheritance turns fatal, Miss Silver searches for the killer.

Jenny has never been one to feel sorry for herself. The illegitimate child of a wealthy man and a statureless woman, she has been an orphan since before she can remember. It is a hard life made bearable only by the kindness of her guardian, an old woman named Miss Garstone, who has always treated Jenny as her own. Struck down by a motorist, “Garsty” dies, whispering to Jenny that her parents were actually married, and she is the rightful heir to the Alington fortune. Miss Garstone was not the only one who knew the secret, and as Jenny grieves, her wealthy cousins work to protect their fortune. When the quiet conflict turns deadly, governess-turned-detective Miss Silver is the only one who can unravel the perplexing family saga.

Miss Silver mystery #31

1 edition First published in 1958

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July 20, 2016 Edited by Meme Edited without comment.
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