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The Traveller Returns Audio CD – Dec 1 2011


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  • Audio CD: 7 pages
  • Publisher: Isis Audio; Unabridged edition (Dec 1 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1445009250
  • ISBN-13: 978-1445009254
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 19.3 x 4.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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. . . some of the best examples of the British country-house murder mystery—Alfred Hitchcock magazine

You can't go wrong with Miss Maud Silver—Observer

Patricia Wentworth has created a great detective in Miss Silver, the little old lady who nobody notices, but who in turn notices everything—Paula Gosling

Miss Wentworth's plot is ingenious, her characterization acute, her solution satisfying—The Scotsman

Miss Wentworth is a first rate story-teller—Daily Telegraph

Miss Silver is marvellous—Daily Mail

Miss Silver has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot—Manchester Evening News

A particular favourite—Andrew Taylor --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Patricia Wentworth was born in India and after writing several romances turned her hand to crime. She wrote dozens of bestselling mysteries before her death in the late Sixties, and was recognised as one of the mistresses of classic crime. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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By Lawyeraau TOP 100 REVIEWER on Aug. 5 2013
Format: Paperback
Towards the end of World War II, Lady Anne Jocelyn returns to England from occupied France. When she arrives at her home, her husband and other relations greet her as if she were a ghost. Not surprising, considering that they thought her dead for the past 3 three years.

Most reluctantly, her husband, Sir Philip, agrees to accept her as his wife, as well as to a 6 month period of reconciliation. The resemblance to his wife is extraordinary, but he feels that somehow she is simply not his wife.

When a murder occurs, Miss Silver, a retired governess, turned private enquiry agent, gets involved in the seemingly strange doings surrounding the newly returned Lady Jocelyn, it is only a matter of time before the thickening plot is revealed and truth wins out.

This is a quintessential English mystery, well-written and thoroughly enjoyable. It will be appreciated by those who are fans of Miss Silver, as well as those who simply love a good English murder mystery.
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Format: Paperback
An excellent, as usual,Ms Silver mystery with one problem; the book is also under the title of "The Traveler Returns" so beware! I didn't kow and bought both.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
You can't come home again...but maybe someone can Oct. 4 2005
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
A Miss Silver mystery though she doesn't show up until mid-way through the book. We start with a the return of a woman everyone thought had been buried 3 1/2 years ago. Her husband says it isn't her but other feel it would be terrible if you can home and no one wanted you any more. It seems a simple case of mistaken identity so long ago but it's the middle of WWII and things are never that simple.

Miss Silver and DS Frank Abbott think there's more going on with the death of a woman from the country, the mistaken identity, and the German spy network.

It's a quick read and the story is well laid out and the personalities all ring true in their confusion, anger, love, and hates. Rather more intricate plotting than in some other of Miss Siler mysteries.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
She Came Back TWICE May 12 2004
By Lillian T. English - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
An excellent, as usual,Ms Silver mystery with one problem; the book is also under the title of "The Traveler Returns" so beware! I didn't kow and bought both.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A Nice Tight Little Espionage Story. Sept. 22 2004
By S. Schwartz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I am a big Miss Silver fan, and this book, though different than her usual fare, is a treat. The story is more espionage than a mystery, but in true Patricia Wentworth style, she has drawn up some very good characters. And as always, Miss Silver and her friend DS Frank Abbott are there to help us through the plot. In this book, the plot is more complex than some of her books. There is a case of mistaken identity (maybe?), German spies (maybe?)and family skeletons. The Jocelyn family has a few of those in their closet, and we get to see them shaken out. I am certainly enjoying going through the long-running Miss Silver series again. A chance to catch up with some old favourites and to discover some new hidden gems (like this one).
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN... July 17 2012
By Lawyeraau - Published on Amazon.com
Towards the end of World War II, Lady Anne Jocelyn returns to England from occupied France. When she arrives at her home, her husband and other relations greet her as if she were a ghost. Not surprising, considering that they thought her dead for the past 3 three years.

Most reluctantly, her husband, Sir Philip, agrees to accept her as his wife, as well as to a 6 month period of reconciliation. The resemblance to his wife is extraordinary, but he feels that somehow she is simply not his wife.

When a murder occurs, Miss Silver, a retired governess, turned private enquiry agent, gets involved in the seemingly strange doings surrounding the newly returned Lady Jocelyn, it is only a matter of time before the thickening plot is revealed and truth wins out.

This is a quintessential English mystery, well-written and thoroughly enjoyable. It will be appreciated by those who are fans of Miss Silver, as well as those who simply love a good English murder mystery.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Well done light British Classic Mystery Sept. 20 2014
By drkhimxz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Among the best of the Miss Silvers series. As always Wentworth writes well, creates interesting supporting players, and focuses the action on one of the classic British mystery settings. As is almost always the case, Miss Silver plays an important role in the solution but participates in little of the action. The World War 2 time period allows her to expand a bit by having characters with war experiences and making the abnormal circumstances of the event a key to the problem and the solution. I will not repeat, once more the plot, but simply urge Miss Silver followers to read the book and advise other aficionados of the Classic form that this is worth reading. Not for those seeking a high degree of suspense, violence, blood-letting, sex, or unladylike speech.


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