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The Watersplash

Narrated by: Diana Bishop
Series: Miss Silver, Book 21
Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
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A gardener's death sends a country house into a frenzy, and Miss Silver swoops in to set things right.

Edward Random returns to Deeping a forgotten man. Although raised in the village's manor house, he is no longer wealthy - the result of a quarrel with an uncle, which left him out of the old man's will. For years Edward's name has not been spoken in the town, save for wild rumors that he had gone to prison for dueling, decamped to the Orient, or simply died of mysterious circumstances. In fact he is in good health, ready to start life where he left off, money or no money.

But the old family feud stands in his way, and the situation at the manor house grows vicious in the wake of the undergardener William Jackson's death. Did he drown by accident, or was he murdered? Only Maud Silver, the demure but brilliant detective, can say for sure.

©1954 Patricia Wentworth (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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  • Rickie
  • 03-08-2018

Wonderful

I loved this book. So many suspects, yet all very plausible. Great storytelling. If you are a fan of Miss Markle you will love these Miss Silver books. I am just disappointed that Audible does not have them ALL available. WHY NOT?

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  • Britfan
  • 11-11-2016

Really very good

This is the 2nd Audible by Patricia Wentworth that I've listened to. I've read several of her books and enjoyed them so to find them on Audible and have them read to me has been a real find! I'll be getting all of them eventually. The narration by Diana Bishop is excellent as well.

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  • Debbie
  • 25-03-2020

Dead in the Water

Being an American (southern to the core), I wasn’t familiar with the term, watersplash, so I had to look it up. Its what we would call a ford, which I have fond memories of as a child, wading and frolicking in, the waters so shallow that nobody could ever feasibly drown in them. This is my first Miss Silver book, although its number 21 in the series, and its SO good! I will certainly be back for more. A gentle, cozy mystery, full of the details of the England at the time (published in 1954) a year before I was born, I was intrigued with the people and the little town of Deeping. I laughed at the party line telephone, which we also had when I was growing up, and was the source of gossip that spread faster than wildfire. Even in those days, I guess you never really knew a person, or what they were capable of . . . just catty gossip or murder? For someone had drowned the only witnesses to a will that had been changed in not much more than a puddle . . . was it the one most likely to profit from it? Or someone else? I can say for certain, that I didn’t have it figured out! Bravo! For I am happy to have found the Miss Silver Series!