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The Chinese Shawl

Miss Silver, Book 5
Narrated by: Diana Bishop
Series: Miss Silver, Book 5
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Tanis Lyle was one of those passionate women who always get their own way. Her cousin Laura hated her. Most women did. But men found her irresistible and she used them mercilessly. So when Tanis was found murdered there seemed to be any number of suspects on hand. But Miss Silver had her own suspicions…

©1943 Patricia Wentworth Turnbull (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Karen Lo
  • 10-02-2019

Too much malice

I was so surprised that I disliked this book so much. I’ve loved almost every Miss Silver story; the characters in this one were just too filled with hate and malice for me. I found myself drained and exhausted and irritated as I listened to chapter after chapter of people unloading venom and hostility. Probably a well woven story, I couldn’t get through it.

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  • Lily
  • 27-07-2014

Cozy Indeed

Would you listen to The Chinese Shawl again? Why?

No - as much as I love the Miss Silver books, they don't bear repeating.

Who was your favorite character and why?

If it had been a movie, I'd have enjoyed Tanis and Aunt Agnes

What does Diana Bishop bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Diana Bishop is a consummate narrator. She saves many a book.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extremes in a cozy!

Any additional comments?

I love the term "cozy". It describes exactly what these books are. When you need a break from some tough reads, it's nice to be bundled up in an English cozy. I retreat to Miss Silver quite often and she always calms me.

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  • Marie
  • 16-05-2014

My Favorite Miss Silver So Far

I discovered Patricia Wentworth's Miss Silver series about a year ago. They are old fashioned British cozies. My rating is based on how well they fit that genre. Many of the books center on lost relatives or an unusual inheritance. The Chinese Shawl is set in the early 1940's. The details feel authentic and the mystery/murder is intriguing.

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  • Jean Sindhikara
  • 03-06-2017

Slow moving.

The story line is lost among a myriad of descriptive details. Length of people's eyelashes and colors in wallpaper just don't hold my attention.

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  • Grandma B
  • 15-05-2020

Mrs Silver is slipping up here!

The characters are good. The plot is gripping...it ends with Mrs. Silver " slipping up!" When she synopsizes in the end...you wonder why she let the victim nearly die if she had the murderer figured out!

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  • Rickie
  • 14-02-2018

I didn’t guess.

What a great book. It was suspenseful and quite fun. I’m so glad I discovered Miss Silver

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  • a reader
  • 19-10-2014

Interesting

not really gripping like the Agatha Christie books of Miss Marple or Hercule P . Very good on character analysis of themselves just too shallow for some of the 'bad' guys. I did not like the book

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