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Grey Mask
Grey Mask | Patricia Wentworth
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The first of the classic mysteries featuring governess-turned-detective Miss Silver, who investigates a deadly conspiratorial ringCharles Moray has come home to England to collect his inheritance. After four years wandering the jungles of India and South America, the hardy young man returns to the manor of his birth, where generations of Morays have lived and died. Strangely, he finds the house unlocked, and sees a light on in one of its abandoned rooms. Eavesdropping, he learns of a conspiracy to commit a fearsome crime. Never one for the heroic, Charles’s first instinct is to let the police settle it. But then he hears her voice. Margaret, his long lost love, is part of the gang. To unravel their diabolical plot, he contacts Miss Silver, a onetime governess who applies her reason to solve crimes and face the dangers of London’s underworld.
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lahousewyfe
Grey Mask | Patricia Wentworth
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A knitting detective? Yes, please! I love these mysteries from the golden age. Lethally charming, but it does take a while to get rolling. After the prolonged set-up, I happily followed along and finished in forty-eight hours. Pretty unheard of for me these days.

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lahousewyfe
Grey Mask | Patricia Wentworth
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"'But I can't take your case unless you are frank with me. Frankness on your part - discretion on mine.'

She picked up the stocking and began to knit, holding the needles in the German way. After one round she looked at Charles and smiled again.

'Well, Mr. Moray?'

Charles told her everything...."

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jillrhudy
Grey Mask | Patricia Wentworth
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I just could not make the beginning make any sense. I have since read some reviews that say the Miss Silver series started off very weak, but I like to read series from the beginning. 😐 #mystery #anglophilesoflitsy #series #detective

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Sarrie
Grey Mask | Patricia Wentworth
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An old fashioned mystery, this seemed so campy but I would up getting sucked in. Despite figuring the twist out early, I had a lot of fun.

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bookishbunny
Grey Mask | Patricia Wentworth
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3.5 stars. It had been far too long since I read a Golden Age mystery so I really enjoyed this. It wasn't perfect. It had some of the too convenient plot points that can be characteristic of the time. I also found Margot to become increasingly annoying after the first few chapters. It didn't help that I figured out the big reveal (who is Grey Mask) long before it was revealed.

bookishbunny There were, however, enough unexpected twists and turns to keep me engaged. I also liked most of the other characters well enough to want to find out their fate. I will be continuing with the series. 2y
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howjessreads
Grey Mask | Patricia Wentworth
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This is a very small sampling of books I own set in London. I would conservatively estimate I have at least 100, and if you extend to the greater U.K., probably a solid 300-400. I am a ridiculous Anglophile, and the months I spent in London are some of my favorite memories, so I like to relive them in my fiction. 🙂 #17booklove (Day 11) #setinabelovedlocation

Leelee08 I'm an Anglophile myself! 😍❤ 2y
Dragon I love books, movies and tv shows set in Great Britain 🇬🇧💕 2y
erzascarletbookgasm @dragon High 5! @jess.how I see all the familiar authors/books featured in your photo..it's like peering at my bookshelf! 2y
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howjessreads Hooray @dragon @erzascarletbookgasm @leelee08! So I'm not the only one who sets annual book goals like "read fewer English books"?? ?? 2y
Leelee08 @jess.how My husband is forbidding me to buy anything else with the Union Jack on it!😂😂 2y
Dragon Thanks @erzascarletbookgasm and @jess.how I even live in a city that prides itself on our British Heritage and you can have high tea at the Empress . We have double decker city buses . You don't have to look far to find a Union Jack 🇬🇧😀🐉 2y
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Luvtoread
Grey Mask | Patricia Wentworth
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The first of the Miss Silver books, Grey Mask is a delight and an excellent start the series! Miss Silver is only in the book briefly, but the mystery is fun and smart. Classic who-dun-it set in London in the 1930s. I received a copy from Open Road Integrated Media via NetGalley.

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Caitriona
Grey Mask | Patricia Wentworth
Mehso-so

A quick read, and reasonably mysterious but I felt too distant from all the characters. The strongest emotion any of them stirred in me was a desire to slap Margot until she became a bit more sensible. However I suspect I'll try at least one more Wentworth mystery.