She Came Back (Miss Silver #9)

She Came Back (Miss Silver #9)

Also published as The Traveller Returns. Assumed dead, Lady Anne Jocelyn meets varying degrees of welcome when she returns from Occupied France to her old life in England. Though her husband Sir Philip is not overjoyed to see her, he agrees to a trial reunion. But a murder raises his doubts, and then a second and third send Miss Silver to a curious consideration of life aft Also published as The Traveller Returns. Assumed dead, Lady Anne Jocelyn meets varying degrees of welcome when she...

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Title:She Came Back (Miss Silver #9)
Author:Patricia Wentworth
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:She Came Back
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

She Came Back (Miss Silver #9) Reviews

  • Rachel Piper
    Sep 19, 2010

    In occupied France, Sir Philip Jocelyn and friends make an attempt to rescue by boat his wife Anne and her cousin Annie Joyce while under enemy fire. There is a shot and in the mayhem one of the women goes down while the other is accidently left behind on shore. Sir Philip Jocelyn iden...

    I've now read 19 of the 32 Miss Silver mysteries. This is the 9th in the series. They are all pleasant cozy reads, with different plots and new personalities for Miss Silver to observe and analyze, but other than giving a synopsis of the plot, it is hard to give a meaningful review of ...

    I liked this tight little mystery. It is classic Agatha Christie era with loads of background and character development in the first half and everyone seeming to have a motive. It takes place towards the end of WWII where the Germans appear to have essentially lost but there's still sp...

    I enjoyed this mystery. It features armchair sleuth, Miss Maude Silver. It's the second of this series I've read and I enjoyed this one more than the first. It was an interesting storyline; set during WWII, Richard Jocelyn's wife has returned from the dead. Is it a case of mistaken ide...

    What an intense mystery! ...

    Wartime London. The wealthy Jocelyn family is shocked by the appearance of a young woman claiming to be Anne Jocelyn, who was presumed shot during the evacuation of France three years earlier. Her own husband, Sir Philip, is less than enthousiastic to see his "wife" reappear after he h...

    Great Spy Thriller This novel was written shortly after World War Two but takes place in wartime. If you enjoy espionage thrillers but dislike the gore and violence and crude language so many of today's novelists seem to think it is necessary to include, you'll love this episode in ...

    Wonderful mystery, less sappy than others. Gripping story, would have been a 5* but for the fact that there were too many repeats. I think that was the fault of an editor, it's longer than other books and without the repetition it would have been the usual length. ...

    It's nice to see several recurring characters. I'm glad that I'm reading this series in order. ...

    She Came Back (Miss Silver #9), Patricia Wentworth ...

    This is a very enjoyable comfort read, a Miss Silver mystery. https://piningforthewest.co.uk/2018/0... ...

    A page-turner for me. The 1940s in England....WW2 going on...Phillip Jocelyn's wife, Anne, returns after being killed by the Germans in France while being rescued by Phillip, declared dead and buried in England. But is she really? Is this woman Anne or is she Annie Joyce, her cousin wh...

    A generous four stars, because it was absorbing and hard to put down. As a mystery, it was only okay, but as a suspense story it was gently thrilling. ...

    The most absorbing of the Miss Silver mysteries so far, this was a page turner from the start. Excellent premise for the story, and the backdrop of World War II added a lot to the drama. ***SPOILER ALERT*** It was disconcerting for the narrative to follow Anne Jocelyn's pers...

    This one surprised me in a number of ways. It starts (view spoiler)[from the perspective of the antagonist, Annie Joyce who is pretending to be Anne Jocelyn, but this is such an unusual choice for Wentworth at this point in her writing that it is easy to believe at first that Anne is h...

    A very good story set in World War II. An heiress, believed killed during a skirmish on a French beach, returns to her family in England. But her husband, who saw her die and buried her, doesn't believe the woman is his wife. Everyone else does. Then murder ensues. Miss Silver becomes ...

    Absolutely thrilling!! Wonderful storyline, the pacing is just right, the characters are so fleshed out - and in the end, I'm still surprised. Kept me on my toes and thinking until the very last page. Miss Silver is an absolute boss and I'm starting to love her more than Miss Marple I...

    I really liked the mystery in this one. ...

    TRAVEL SICKNESS Oh dear. I was in the mood for a gentle dip into a gentle little mystery of days gone by, where the heroines are gorgeous yet demure, the villains nefarious, the detective a proper hawkeye and the butler always guilty of something, the whole caboodle dripping in cock...

    I chose this for my participation in the Crime Fiction of the Year challenge for 1945 found over at Past Offences. There is a little conflicting evidence about the date of publication so I have gone with the date on Fantastic Fiction. The setting is England 1943. As far as Philip Jo...

    Anne Jocelyn was shot by the Germans at Breton near the start of WWII, and carried off by her husband Philip. Three and a half years later, she returns to London and her former home. Her husband, who was working with British secret service, had buried her, and was in love with another ...

    Having seen a collection of Miss Silver stories in the Book People (UK) I was pleased to spot this book in an Oxfam charity bookshop as I had the chance to see if the writing style appealed. It was okay but I'm not entirely convinced to buy the collection. Miss Silver herself is ver...

    Sir Philip Jocelyn lost his wife in a flight from the oncoming German armies during the collapse of France. The death of Lady Jocelyn is an accepted thing. To see her walk into the ancestral home years later, with a tale of illness in a concentration camp, is extremely disrupting. Sir ...

    Before fingerprinting was common and decades before DNA, how did people know for sure whether the person presumed dead, who has just returned alive, is who they say they are? This is the problem faced by Sir Philip who thought he had buried and mourned his wife three years earlier. Now...

    Early Bird Books Deal | Aside from the difficulties of reading a book in which the central question is the identity of a person who is either Anne Jocelyn or named Annie Joyce and many of the other characters are Jocelyns with a few other Joyces thrown in for good measure, this was pre...

    Anne Jocelyn, reported killed in Occupied France, returns to her English home, family, husband and fortune, but no one is glad to see her except a young cousin. And is Anne who she claims to be, just changed by her wartime experiences? Private investigator Miss Silver sorts it all out?...

    Another excellent Patricia Wentworth. Mistaken identity/lookalikes is always an intriguing subject, and I was drawn along with this one. My one complaint is that it ended up being a government/spy situation. There are a few Christie books like this as well, and I've never enjoyed th...

  • Susan
    Oct 29, 2015

    In occupied France, Sir Philip Jocelyn and friends make an attempt to rescue by boat his wife Anne and her cousin Annie Joyce while under enemy fire. There is a shot and in the mayhem one of the women goes down while the other is accidently left behind on shore. Sir Philip Jocelyn iden...

    I've now read 19 of the 32 Miss Silver mysteries. This is the 9th in the series. They are all pleasant cozy reads, with different plots and new personalities for Miss Silver to observe and analyze, but other than giving a synopsis of the plot, it is hard to give a meaningful review of ...

    I liked this tight little mystery. It is classic Agatha Christie era with loads of background and character development in the first half and everyone seeming to have a motive. It takes place towards the end of WWII where the Germans appear to have essentially lost but there's still sp...

    I enjoyed this mystery. It features armchair sleuth, Miss Maude Silver. It's the second of this series I've read and I enjoyed this one more than the first. It was an interesting storyline; set during WWII, Richard Jocelyn's wife has returned from the dead. Is it a case of mistaken ide...

    What an intense mystery! ...

    Wartime London. The wealthy Jocelyn family is shocked by the appearance of a young woman claiming to be Anne Jocelyn, who was presumed shot during the evacuation of France three years earlier. Her own husband, Sir Philip, is less than enthousiastic to see his "wife" reappear after he h...

    Great Spy Thriller This novel was written shortly after World War Two but takes place in wartime. If you enjoy espionage thrillers but dislike the gore and violence and crude language so many of today's novelists seem to think it is necessary to include, you'll love this episode in ...

    Wonderful mystery, less sappy than others. Gripping story, would have been a 5* but for the fact that there were too many repeats. I think that was the fault of an editor, it's longer than other books and without the repetition it would have been the usual length. ...

    It's nice to see several recurring characters. I'm glad that I'm reading this series in order. ...

    She Came Back (Miss Silver #9), Patricia Wentworth ...

    This is a very enjoyable comfort read, a Miss Silver mystery. https://piningforthewest.co.uk/2018/0... ...

    A page-turner for me. The 1940s in England....WW2 going on...Phillip Jocelyn's wife, Anne, returns after being killed by the Germans in France while being rescued by Phillip, declared dead and buried in England. But is she really? Is this woman Anne or is she Annie Joyce, her cousin wh...

    A generous four stars, because it was absorbing and hard to put down. As a mystery, it was only okay, but as a suspense story it was gently thrilling. ...

    The most absorbing of the Miss Silver mysteries so far, this was a page turner from the start. Excellent premise for the story, and the backdrop of World War II added a lot to the drama. ***SPOILER ALERT*** It was disconcerting for the narrative to follow Anne Jocelyn's pers...

    This one surprised me in a number of ways. It starts (view spoiler)[from the perspective of the antagonist, Annie Joyce who is pretending to be Anne Jocelyn, but this is such an unusual choice for Wentworth at this point in her writing that it is easy to believe at first that Anne is h...

    A very good story set in World War II. An heiress, believed killed during a skirmish on a French beach, returns to her family in England. But her husband, who saw her die and buried her, doesn't believe the woman is his wife. Everyone else does. Then murder ensues. Miss Silver becomes ...

    Absolutely thrilling!! Wonderful storyline, the pacing is just right, the characters are so fleshed out - and in the end, I'm still surprised. Kept me on my toes and thinking until the very last page. Miss Silver is an absolute boss and I'm starting to love her more than Miss Marple I...

    I really liked the mystery in this one. ...

    TRAVEL SICKNESS Oh dear. I was in the mood for a gentle dip into a gentle little mystery of days gone by, where the heroines are gorgeous yet demure, the villains nefarious, the detective a proper hawkeye and the butler always guilty of something, the whole caboodle dripping in cock...

    I chose this for my participation in the Crime Fiction of the Year challenge for 1945 found over at Past Offences. There is a little conflicting evidence about the date of publication so I have gone with the date on Fantastic Fiction. The setting is England 1943. As far as Philip Jo...

    Anne Jocelyn was shot by the Germans at Breton near the start of WWII, and carried off by her husband Philip. Three and a half years later, she returns to London and her former home. Her husband, who was working with British secret service, had buried her, and was in love with another ...

    Having seen a collection of Miss Silver stories in the Book People (UK) I was pleased to spot this book in an Oxfam charity bookshop as I had the chance to see if the writing style appealed. It was okay but I'm not entirely convinced to buy the collection. Miss Silver herself is ver...

    Sir Philip Jocelyn lost his wife in a flight from the oncoming German armies during the collapse of France. The death of Lady Jocelyn is an accepted thing. To see her walk into the ancestral home years later, with a tale of illness in a concentration camp, is extremely disrupting. Sir ...

    Before fingerprinting was common and decades before DNA, how did people know for sure whether the person presumed dead, who has just returned alive, is who they say they are? This is the problem faced by Sir Philip who thought he had buried and mourned his wife three years earlier. Now...

    Early Bird Books Deal | Aside from the difficulties of reading a book in which the central question is the identity of a person who is either Anne Jocelyn or named Annie Joyce and many of the other characters are Jocelyns with a few other Joyces thrown in for good measure, this was pre...

    Anne Jocelyn, reported killed in Occupied France, returns to her English home, family, husband and fortune, but no one is glad to see her except a young cousin. And is Anne who she claims to be, just changed by her wartime experiences? Private investigator Miss Silver sorts it all out?...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Dec 26, 2015

    In occupied France, Sir Philip Jocelyn and friends make an attempt to rescue by boat his wife Anne and her cousin Annie Joyce while under enemy fire. There is a shot and in the mayhem one of the women goes down while the other is accidently left behind on shore. Sir Philip Jocelyn iden...

    I've now read 19 of the 32 Miss Silver mysteries. This is the 9th in the series. They are all pleasant cozy reads, with different plots and new personalities for Miss Silver to observe and analyze, but other than giving a synopsis of the plot, it is hard to give a meaningful review of ...

    I liked this tight little mystery. It is classic Agatha Christie era with loads of background and character development in the first half and everyone seeming to have a motive. It takes place towards the end of WWII where the Germans appear to have essentially lost but there's still sp...

    I enjoyed this mystery. It features armchair sleuth, Miss Maude Silver. It's the second of this series I've read and I enjoyed this one more than the first. It was an interesting storyline; set during WWII, Richard Jocelyn's wife has returned from the dead. Is it a case of mistaken ide...

    What an intense mystery! ...

    Wartime London. The wealthy Jocelyn family is shocked by the appearance of a young woman claiming to be Anne Jocelyn, who was presumed shot during the evacuation of France three years earlier. Her own husband, Sir Philip, is less than enthousiastic to see his "wife" reappear after he h...

    Great Spy Thriller This novel was written shortly after World War Two but takes place in wartime. If you enjoy espionage thrillers but dislike the gore and violence and crude language so many of today's novelists seem to think it is necessary to include, you'll love this episode in ...

    Wonderful mystery, less sappy than others. Gripping story, would have been a 5* but for the fact that there were too many repeats. I think that was the fault of an editor, it's longer than other books and without the repetition it would have been the usual length. ...

    It's nice to see several recurring characters. I'm glad that I'm reading this series in order. ...

    She Came Back (Miss Silver #9), Patricia Wentworth ...

  • Robyn
    Dec 13, 2016

    In occupied France, Sir Philip Jocelyn and friends make an attempt to rescue by boat his wife Anne and her cousin Annie Joyce while under enemy fire. There is a shot and in the mayhem one of the women goes down while the other is accidently left behind on shore. Sir Philip Jocelyn iden...

    I've now read 19 of the 32 Miss Silver mysteries. This is the 9th in the series. They are all pleasant cozy reads, with different plots and new personalities for Miss Silver to observe and analyze, but other than giving a synopsis of the plot, it is hard to give a meaningful review of ...

    I liked this tight little mystery. It is classic Agatha Christie era with loads of background and character development in the first half and everyone seeming to have a motive. It takes place towards the end of WWII where the Germans appear to have essentially lost but there's still sp...

    I enjoyed this mystery. It features armchair sleuth, Miss Maude Silver. It's the second of this series I've read and I enjoyed this one more than the first. It was an interesting storyline; set during WWII, Richard Jocelyn's wife has returned from the dead. Is it a case of mistaken ide...

    What an intense mystery! ...

    Wartime London. The wealthy Jocelyn family is shocked by the appearance of a young woman claiming to be Anne Jocelyn, who was presumed shot during the evacuation of France three years earlier. Her own husband, Sir Philip, is less than enthousiastic to see his "wife" reappear after he h...

    Great Spy Thriller This novel was written shortly after World War Two but takes place in wartime. If you enjoy espionage thrillers but dislike the gore and violence and crude language so many of today's novelists seem to think it is necessary to include, you'll love this episode in ...

    Wonderful mystery, less sappy than others. Gripping story, would have been a 5* but for the fact that there were too many repeats. I think that was the fault of an editor, it's longer than other books and without the repetition it would have been the usual length. ...

    It's nice to see several recurring characters. I'm glad that I'm reading this series in order. ...

    She Came Back (Miss Silver #9), Patricia Wentworth ...

    This is a very enjoyable comfort read, a Miss Silver mystery. https://piningforthewest.co.uk/2018/0... ...

    A page-turner for me. The 1940s in England....WW2 going on...Phillip Jocelyn's wife, Anne, returns after being killed by the Germans in France while being rescued by Phillip, declared dead and buried in England. But is she really? Is this woman Anne or is she Annie Joyce, her cousin wh...

    A generous four stars, because it was absorbing and hard to put down. As a mystery, it was only okay, but as a suspense story it was gently thrilling. ...

    The most absorbing of the Miss Silver mysteries so far, this was a page turner from the start. Excellent premise for the story, and the backdrop of World War II added a lot to the drama. ***SPOILER ALERT*** It was disconcerting for the narrative to follow Anne Jocelyn's pers...

    This one surprised me in a number of ways. It starts (view spoiler)[from the perspective of the antagonist, Annie Joyce who is pretending to be Anne Jocelyn, but this is such an unusual choice for Wentworth at this point in her writing that it is easy to believe at first that Anne is h...

    A very good story set in World War II. An heiress, believed killed during a skirmish on a French beach, returns to her family in England. But her husband, who saw her die and buried her, doesn't believe the woman is his wife. Everyone else does. Then murder ensues. Miss Silver becomes ...

    Absolutely thrilling!! Wonderful storyline, the pacing is just right, the characters are so fleshed out - and in the end, I'm still surprised. Kept me on my toes and thinking until the very last page. Miss Silver is an absolute boss and I'm starting to love her more than Miss Marple I...

    I really liked the mystery in this one. ...

    TRAVEL SICKNESS Oh dear. I was in the mood for a gentle dip into a gentle little mystery of days gone by, where the heroines are gorgeous yet demure, the villains nefarious, the detective a proper hawkeye and the butler always guilty of something, the whole caboodle dripping in cock...

    I chose this for my participation in the Crime Fiction of the Year challenge for 1945 found over at Past Offences. There is a little conflicting evidence about the date of publication so I have gone with the date on Fantastic Fiction. The setting is England 1943. As far as Philip Jo...

    Anne Jocelyn was shot by the Germans at Breton near the start of WWII, and carried off by her husband Philip. Three and a half years later, she returns to London and her former home. Her husband, who was working with British secret service, had buried her, and was in love with another ...

    Having seen a collection of Miss Silver stories in the Book People (UK) I was pleased to spot this book in an Oxfam charity bookshop as I had the chance to see if the writing style appealed. It was okay but I'm not entirely convinced to buy the collection. Miss Silver herself is ver...

    Sir Philip Jocelyn lost his wife in a flight from the oncoming German armies during the collapse of France. The death of Lady Jocelyn is an accepted thing. To see her walk into the ancestral home years later, with a tale of illness in a concentration camp, is extremely disrupting. Sir ...

    Before fingerprinting was common and decades before DNA, how did people know for sure whether the person presumed dead, who has just returned alive, is who they say they are? This is the problem faced by Sir Philip who thought he had buried and mourned his wife three years earlier. Now...

    Early Bird Books Deal | Aside from the difficulties of reading a book in which the central question is the identity of a person who is either Anne Jocelyn or named Annie Joyce and many of the other characters are Jocelyns with a few other Joyces thrown in for good measure, this was pre...

  • Joy
    Aug 07, 2011

    In occupied France, Sir Philip Jocelyn and friends make an attempt to rescue by boat his wife Anne and her cousin Annie Joyce while under enemy fire. There is a shot and in the mayhem one of the women goes down while the other is accidently left behind on shore. Sir Philip Jocelyn iden...

    I've now read 19 of the 32 Miss Silver mysteries. This is the 9th in the series. They are all pleasant cozy reads, with different plots and new personalities for Miss Silver to observe and analyze, but other than giving a synopsis of the plot, it is hard to give a meaningful review of ...

    I liked this tight little mystery. It is classic Agatha Christie era with loads of background and character development in the first half and everyone seeming to have a motive. It takes place towards the end of WWII where the Germans appear to have essentially lost but there's still sp...

    I enjoyed this mystery. It features armchair sleuth, Miss Maude Silver. It's the second of this series I've read and I enjoyed this one more than the first. It was an interesting storyline; set during WWII, Richard Jocelyn's wife has returned from the dead. Is it a case of mistaken ide...

    What an intense mystery! ...

    Wartime London. The wealthy Jocelyn family is shocked by the appearance of a young woman claiming to be Anne Jocelyn, who was presumed shot during the evacuation of France three years earlier. Her own husband, Sir Philip, is less than enthousiastic to see his "wife" reappear after he h...

    Great Spy Thriller This novel was written shortly after World War Two but takes place in wartime. If you enjoy espionage thrillers but dislike the gore and violence and crude language so many of today's novelists seem to think it is necessary to include, you'll love this episode in ...

    Wonderful mystery, less sappy than others. Gripping story, would have been a 5* but for the fact that there were too many repeats. I think that was the fault of an editor, it's longer than other books and without the repetition it would have been the usual length. ...

    It's nice to see several recurring characters. I'm glad that I'm reading this series in order. ...

    She Came Back (Miss Silver #9), Patricia Wentworth ...

    This is a very enjoyable comfort read, a Miss Silver mystery. https://piningforthewest.co.uk/2018/0... ...

    A page-turner for me. The 1940s in England....WW2 going on...Phillip Jocelyn's wife, Anne, returns after being killed by the Germans in France while being rescued by Phillip, declared dead and buried in England. But is she really? Is this woman Anne or is she Annie Joyce, her cousin wh...

    A generous four stars, because it was absorbing and hard to put down. As a mystery, it was only okay, but as a suspense story it was gently thrilling. ...

    The most absorbing of the Miss Silver mysteries so far, this was a page turner from the start. Excellent premise for the story, and the backdrop of World War II added a lot to the drama. ***SPOILER ALERT*** It was disconcerting for the narrative to follow Anne Jocelyn's pers...

    This one surprised me in a number of ways. It starts (view spoiler)[from the perspective of the antagonist, Annie Joyce who is pretending to be Anne Jocelyn, but this is such an unusual choice for Wentworth at this point in her writing that it is easy to believe at first that Anne is h...

    A very good story set in World War II. An heiress, believed killed during a skirmish on a French beach, returns to her family in England. But her husband, who saw her die and buried her, doesn't believe the woman is his wife. Everyone else does. Then murder ensues. Miss Silver becomes ...

    Absolutely thrilling!! Wonderful storyline, the pacing is just right, the characters are so fleshed out - and in the end, I'm still surprised. Kept me on my toes and thinking until the very last page. Miss Silver is an absolute boss and I'm starting to love her more than Miss Marple I...

    I really liked the mystery in this one. ...

    TRAVEL SICKNESS Oh dear. I was in the mood for a gentle dip into a gentle little mystery of days gone by, where the heroines are gorgeous yet demure, the villains nefarious, the detective a proper hawkeye and the butler always guilty of something, the whole caboodle dripping in cock...

    I chose this for my participation in the Crime Fiction of the Year challenge for 1945 found over at Past Offences. There is a little conflicting evidence about the date of publication so I have gone with the date on Fantastic Fiction. The setting is England 1943. As far as Philip Jo...

    Anne Jocelyn was shot by the Germans at Breton near the start of WWII, and carried off by her husband Philip. Three and a half years later, she returns to London and her former home. Her husband, who was working with British secret service, had buried her, and was in love with another ...

    Having seen a collection of Miss Silver stories in the Book People (UK) I was pleased to spot this book in an Oxfam charity bookshop as I had the chance to see if the writing style appealed. It was okay but I'm not entirely convinced to buy the collection. Miss Silver herself is ver...

    Sir Philip Jocelyn lost his wife in a flight from the oncoming German armies during the collapse of France. The death of Lady Jocelyn is an accepted thing. To see her walk into the ancestral home years later, with a tale of illness in a concentration camp, is extremely disrupting. Sir ...

  • Scilla
    Feb 02, 2011

    In occupied France, Sir Philip Jocelyn and friends make an attempt to rescue by boat his wife Anne and her cousin Annie Joyce while under enemy fire. There is a shot and in the mayhem one of the women goes down while the other is accidently left behind on shore. Sir Philip Jocelyn iden...

    I've now read 19 of the 32 Miss Silver mysteries. This is the 9th in the series. They are all pleasant cozy reads, with different plots and new personalities for Miss Silver to observe and analyze, but other than giving a synopsis of the plot, it is hard to give a meaningful review of ...

    I liked this tight little mystery. It is classic Agatha Christie era with loads of background and character development in the first half and everyone seeming to have a motive. It takes place towards the end of WWII where the Germans appear to have essentially lost but there's still sp...

    I enjoyed this mystery. It features armchair sleuth, Miss Maude Silver. It's the second of this series I've read and I enjoyed this one more than the first. It was an interesting storyline; set during WWII, Richard Jocelyn's wife has returned from the dead. Is it a case of mistaken ide...

    What an intense mystery! ...

    Wartime London. The wealthy Jocelyn family is shocked by the appearance of a young woman claiming to be Anne Jocelyn, who was presumed shot during the evacuation of France three years earlier. Her own husband, Sir Philip, is less than enthousiastic to see his "wife" reappear after he h...

    Great Spy Thriller This novel was written shortly after World War Two but takes place in wartime. If you enjoy espionage thrillers but dislike the gore and violence and crude language so many of today's novelists seem to think it is necessary to include, you'll love this episode in ...

    Wonderful mystery, less sappy than others. Gripping story, would have been a 5* but for the fact that there were too many repeats. I think that was the fault of an editor, it's longer than other books and without the repetition it would have been the usual length. ...

    It's nice to see several recurring characters. I'm glad that I'm reading this series in order. ...

    She Came Back (Miss Silver #9), Patricia Wentworth ...

    This is a very enjoyable comfort read, a Miss Silver mystery. https://piningforthewest.co.uk/2018/0... ...

    A page-turner for me. The 1940s in England....WW2 going on...Phillip Jocelyn's wife, Anne, returns after being killed by the Germans in France while being rescued by Phillip, declared dead and buried in England. But is she really? Is this woman Anne or is she Annie Joyce, her cousin wh...

    A generous four stars, because it was absorbing and hard to put down. As a mystery, it was only okay, but as a suspense story it was gently thrilling. ...

    The most absorbing of the Miss Silver mysteries so far, this was a page turner from the start. Excellent premise for the story, and the backdrop of World War II added a lot to the drama. ***SPOILER ALERT*** It was disconcerting for the narrative to follow Anne Jocelyn's pers...

    This one surprised me in a number of ways. It starts (view spoiler)[from the perspective of the antagonist, Annie Joyce who is pretending to be Anne Jocelyn, but this is such an unusual choice for Wentworth at this point in her writing that it is easy to believe at first that Anne is h...

    A very good story set in World War II. An heiress, believed killed during a skirmish on a French beach, returns to her family in England. But her husband, who saw her die and buried her, doesn't believe the woman is his wife. Everyone else does. Then murder ensues. Miss Silver becomes ...

    Absolutely thrilling!! Wonderful storyline, the pacing is just right, the characters are so fleshed out - and in the end, I'm still surprised. Kept me on my toes and thinking until the very last page. Miss Silver is an absolute boss and I'm starting to love her more than Miss Marple I...

    I really liked the mystery in this one. ...

    TRAVEL SICKNESS Oh dear. I was in the mood for a gentle dip into a gentle little mystery of days gone by, where the heroines are gorgeous yet demure, the villains nefarious, the detective a proper hawkeye and the butler always guilty of something, the whole caboodle dripping in cock...

    I chose this for my participation in the Crime Fiction of the Year challenge for 1945 found over at Past Offences. There is a little conflicting evidence about the date of publication so I have gone with the date on Fantastic Fiction. The setting is England 1943. As far as Philip Jo...

    Anne Jocelyn was shot by the Germans at Breton near the start of WWII, and carried off by her husband Philip. Three and a half years later, she returns to London and her former home. Her husband, who was working with British secret service, had buried her, and was in love with another ...

  • Alexandra
    Aug 21, 2015

    In occupied France, Sir Philip Jocelyn and friends make an attempt to rescue by boat his wife Anne and her cousin Annie Joyce while under enemy fire. There is a shot and in the mayhem one of the women goes down while the other is accidently left behind on shore. Sir Philip Jocelyn iden...

    I've now read 19 of the 32 Miss Silver mysteries. This is the 9th in the series. They are all pleasant cozy reads, with different plots and new personalities for Miss Silver to observe and analyze, but other than giving a synopsis of the plot, it is hard to give a meaningful review of ...

    I liked this tight little mystery. It is classic Agatha Christie era with loads of background and character development in the first half and everyone seeming to have a motive. It takes place towards the end of WWII where the Germans appear to have essentially lost but there's still sp...

    I enjoyed this mystery. It features armchair sleuth, Miss Maude Silver. It's the second of this series I've read and I enjoyed this one more than the first. It was an interesting storyline; set during WWII, Richard Jocelyn's wife has returned from the dead. Is it a case of mistaken ide...

    What an intense mystery! ...

    Wartime London. The wealthy Jocelyn family is shocked by the appearance of a young woman claiming to be Anne Jocelyn, who was presumed shot during the evacuation of France three years earlier. Her own husband, Sir Philip, is less than enthousiastic to see his "wife" reappear after he h...

    Great Spy Thriller This novel was written shortly after World War Two but takes place in wartime. If you enjoy espionage thrillers but dislike the gore and violence and crude language so many of today's novelists seem to think it is necessary to include, you'll love this episode in ...

    Wonderful mystery, less sappy than others. Gripping story, would have been a 5* but for the fact that there were too many repeats. I think that was the fault of an editor, it's longer than other books and without the repetition it would have been the usual length. ...

    It's nice to see several recurring characters. I'm glad that I'm reading this series in order. ...

    She Came Back (Miss Silver #9), Patricia Wentworth ...

    This is a very enjoyable comfort read, a Miss Silver mystery. https://piningforthewest.co.uk/2018/0... ...

    A page-turner for me. The 1940s in England....WW2 going on...Phillip Jocelyn's wife, Anne, returns after being killed by the Germans in France while being rescued by Phillip, declared dead and buried in England. But is she really? Is this woman Anne or is she Annie Joyce, her cousin wh...

    A generous four stars, because it was absorbing and hard to put down. As a mystery, it was only okay, but as a suspense story it was gently thrilling. ...

    The most absorbing of the Miss Silver mysteries so far, this was a page turner from the start. Excellent premise for the story, and the backdrop of World War II added a lot to the drama. ***SPOILER ALERT*** It was disconcerting for the narrative to follow Anne Jocelyn's pers...

    This one surprised me in a number of ways. It starts (view spoiler)[from the perspective of the antagonist, Annie Joyce who is pretending to be Anne Jocelyn, but this is such an unusual choice for Wentworth at this point in her writing that it is easy to believe at first that Anne is h...

    A very good story set in World War II. An heiress, believed killed during a skirmish on a French beach, returns to her family in England. But her husband, who saw her die and buried her, doesn't believe the woman is his wife. Everyone else does. Then murder ensues. Miss Silver becomes ...

    Absolutely thrilling!! Wonderful storyline, the pacing is just right, the characters are so fleshed out - and in the end, I'm still surprised. Kept me on my toes and thinking until the very last page. Miss Silver is an absolute boss and I'm starting to love her more than Miss Marple I...

    I really liked the mystery in this one. ...

    TRAVEL SICKNESS Oh dear. I was in the mood for a gentle dip into a gentle little mystery of days gone by, where the heroines are gorgeous yet demure, the villains nefarious, the detective a proper hawkeye and the butler always guilty of something, the whole caboodle dripping in cock...

    I chose this for my participation in the Crime Fiction of the Year challenge for 1945 found over at Past Offences. There is a little conflicting evidence about the date of publication so I have gone with the date on Fantastic Fiction. The setting is England 1943. As far as Philip Jo...

    Anne Jocelyn was shot by the Germans at Breton near the start of WWII, and carried off by her husband Philip. Three and a half years later, she returns to London and her former home. Her husband, who was working with British secret service, had buried her, and was in love with another ...

    Having seen a collection of Miss Silver stories in the Book People (UK) I was pleased to spot this book in an Oxfam charity bookshop as I had the chance to see if the writing style appealed. It was okay but I'm not entirely convinced to buy the collection. Miss Silver herself is ver...

    Sir Philip Jocelyn lost his wife in a flight from the oncoming German armies during the collapse of France. The death of Lady Jocelyn is an accepted thing. To see her walk into the ancestral home years later, with a tale of illness in a concentration camp, is extremely disrupting. Sir ...

    Before fingerprinting was common and decades before DNA, how did people know for sure whether the person presumed dead, who has just returned alive, is who they say they are? This is the problem faced by Sir Philip who thought he had buried and mourned his wife three years earlier. Now...

    Early Bird Books Deal | Aside from the difficulties of reading a book in which the central question is the identity of a person who is either Anne Jocelyn or named Annie Joyce and many of the other characters are Jocelyns with a few other Joyces thrown in for good measure, this was pre...

    Anne Jocelyn, reported killed in Occupied France, returns to her English home, family, husband and fortune, but no one is glad to see her except a young cousin. And is Anne who she claims to be, just changed by her wartime experiences? Private investigator Miss Silver sorts it all out?...

    Another excellent Patricia Wentworth. Mistaken identity/lookalikes is always an intriguing subject, and I was drawn along with this one. My one complaint is that it ended up being a government/spy situation. There are a few Christie books like this as well, and I've never enjoyed th...

    This was an interesting mystery, almost as interesting for the WWII setting (the book was published in 1945) as for the puzzle itself. But it was a pretty good puzzle too! Wentworth reminds me a lot of Christie, and her Miss Silver could definitely hold her in own in knitting contest (...

    The Miss Silver mysteries were written in the late 40s/early 50s. They are set in England and written in a Miss Marple/Agatha Christy style. I like them. My sister gave me about a dozen, which I will happily read, but will not enter a separate review for each of them -- this is it! ...

    3.5/5 stars. I started reading this and then put it down for a while, and then came back to it. There were a few confusing characters, but this could be due to the break in reading. Overall, I enjoyed it - interesting plot, nice descriptions, and I didn't suspect the killer. ...

  • Katherine Rowland
    Jun 01, 2016

    In occupied France, Sir Philip Jocelyn and friends make an attempt to rescue by boat his wife Anne and her cousin Annie Joyce while under enemy fire. There is a shot and in the mayhem one of the women goes down while the other is accidently left behind on shore. Sir Philip Jocelyn iden...

    I've now read 19 of the 32 Miss Silver mysteries. This is the 9th in the series. They are all pleasant cozy reads, with different plots and new personalities for Miss Silver to observe and analyze, but other than giving a synopsis of the plot, it is hard to give a meaningful review of ...

    I liked this tight little mystery. It is classic Agatha Christie era with loads of background and character development in the first half and everyone seeming to have a motive. It takes place towards the end of WWII where the Germans appear to have essentially lost but there's still sp...

    I enjoyed this mystery. It features armchair sleuth, Miss Maude Silver. It's the second of this series I've read and I enjoyed this one more than the first. It was an interesting storyline; set during WWII, Richard Jocelyn's wife has returned from the dead. Is it a case of mistaken ide...

    What an intense mystery! ...

    Wartime London. The wealthy Jocelyn family is shocked by the appearance of a young woman claiming to be Anne Jocelyn, who was presumed shot during the evacuation of France three years earlier. Her own husband, Sir Philip, is less than enthousiastic to see his "wife" reappear after he h...

    Great Spy Thriller This novel was written shortly after World War Two but takes place in wartime. If you enjoy espionage thrillers but dislike the gore and violence and crude language so many of today's novelists seem to think it is necessary to include, you'll love this episode in ...

    Wonderful mystery, less sappy than others. Gripping story, would have been a 5* but for the fact that there were too many repeats. I think that was the fault of an editor, it's longer than other books and without the repetition it would have been the usual length. ...

    It's nice to see several recurring characters. I'm glad that I'm reading this series in order. ...

    She Came Back (Miss Silver #9), Patricia Wentworth ...

    This is a very enjoyable comfort read, a Miss Silver mystery. https://piningforthewest.co.uk/2018/0... ...

    A page-turner for me. The 1940s in England....WW2 going on...Phillip Jocelyn's wife, Anne, returns after being killed by the Germans in France while being rescued by Phillip, declared dead and buried in England. But is she really? Is this woman Anne or is she Annie Joyce, her cousin wh...

    A generous four stars, because it was absorbing and hard to put down. As a mystery, it was only okay, but as a suspense story it was gently thrilling. ...

  • Sep
    Jul 17, 2016

    In occupied France, Sir Philip Jocelyn and friends make an attempt to rescue by boat his wife Anne and her cousin Annie Joyce while under enemy fire. There is a shot and in the mayhem one of the women goes down while the other is accidently left behind on shore. Sir Philip Jocelyn iden...

    I've now read 19 of the 32 Miss Silver mysteries. This is the 9th in the series. They are all pleasant cozy reads, with different plots and new personalities for Miss Silver to observe and analyze, but other than giving a synopsis of the plot, it is hard to give a meaningful review of ...

    I liked this tight little mystery. It is classic Agatha Christie era with loads of background and character development in the first half and everyone seeming to have a motive. It takes place towards the end of WWII where the Germans appear to have essentially lost but there's still sp...

    I enjoyed this mystery. It features armchair sleuth, Miss Maude Silver. It's the second of this series I've read and I enjoyed this one more than the first. It was an interesting storyline; set during WWII, Richard Jocelyn's wife has returned from the dead. Is it a case of mistaken ide...

    What an intense mystery! ...

    Wartime London. The wealthy Jocelyn family is shocked by the appearance of a young woman claiming to be Anne Jocelyn, who was presumed shot during the evacuation of France three years earlier. Her own husband, Sir Philip, is less than enthousiastic to see his "wife" reappear after he h...

    Great Spy Thriller This novel was written shortly after World War Two but takes place in wartime. If you enjoy espionage thrillers but dislike the gore and violence and crude language so many of today's novelists seem to think it is necessary to include, you'll love this episode in ...

    Wonderful mystery, less sappy than others. Gripping story, would have been a 5* but for the fact that there were too many repeats. I think that was the fault of an editor, it's longer than other books and without the repetition it would have been the usual length. ...

    It's nice to see several recurring characters. I'm glad that I'm reading this series in order. ...

    She Came Back (Miss Silver #9), Patricia Wentworth ...

    This is a very enjoyable comfort read, a Miss Silver mystery. https://piningforthewest.co.uk/2018/0... ...

    A page-turner for me. The 1940s in England....WW2 going on...Phillip Jocelyn's wife, Anne, returns after being killed by the Germans in France while being rescued by Phillip, declared dead and buried in England. But is she really? Is this woman Anne or is she Annie Joyce, her cousin wh...

    A generous four stars, because it was absorbing and hard to put down. As a mystery, it was only okay, but as a suspense story it was gently thrilling. ...

    The most absorbing of the Miss Silver mysteries so far, this was a page turner from the start. Excellent premise for the story, and the backdrop of World War II added a lot to the drama. ***SPOILER ALERT*** It was disconcerting for the narrative to follow Anne Jocelyn's pers...

    This one surprised me in a number of ways. It starts (view spoiler)[from the perspective of the antagonist, Annie Joyce who is pretending to be Anne Jocelyn, but this is such an unusual choice for Wentworth at this point in her writing that it is easy to believe at first that Anne is h...

    A very good story set in World War II. An heiress, believed killed during a skirmish on a French beach, returns to her family in England. But her husband, who saw her die and buried her, doesn't believe the woman is his wife. Everyone else does. Then murder ensues. Miss Silver becomes ...

    Absolutely thrilling!! Wonderful storyline, the pacing is just right, the characters are so fleshed out - and in the end, I'm still surprised. Kept me on my toes and thinking until the very last page. Miss Silver is an absolute boss and I'm starting to love her more than Miss Marple I...

    I really liked the mystery in this one. ...

    TRAVEL SICKNESS Oh dear. I was in the mood for a gentle dip into a gentle little mystery of days gone by, where the heroines are gorgeous yet demure, the villains nefarious, the detective a proper hawkeye and the butler always guilty of something, the whole caboodle dripping in cock...

    I chose this for my participation in the Crime Fiction of the Year challenge for 1945 found over at Past Offences. There is a little conflicting evidence about the date of publication so I have gone with the date on Fantastic Fiction. The setting is England 1943. As far as Philip Jo...

    Anne Jocelyn was shot by the Germans at Breton near the start of WWII, and carried off by her husband Philip. Three and a half years later, she returns to London and her former home. Her husband, who was working with British secret service, had buried her, and was in love with another ...

    Having seen a collection of Miss Silver stories in the Book People (UK) I was pleased to spot this book in an Oxfam charity bookshop as I had the chance to see if the writing style appealed. It was okay but I'm not entirely convinced to buy the collection. Miss Silver herself is ver...

    Sir Philip Jocelyn lost his wife in a flight from the oncoming German armies during the collapse of France. The death of Lady Jocelyn is an accepted thing. To see her walk into the ancestral home years later, with a tale of illness in a concentration camp, is extremely disrupting. Sir ...

    Before fingerprinting was common and decades before DNA, how did people know for sure whether the person presumed dead, who has just returned alive, is who they say they are? This is the problem faced by Sir Philip who thought he had buried and mourned his wife three years earlier. Now...

  • Denise
    Dec 05, 2012

    In occupied France, Sir Philip Jocelyn and friends make an attempt to rescue by boat his wife Anne and her cousin Annie Joyce while under enemy fire. There is a shot and in the mayhem one of the women goes down while the other is accidently left behind on shore. Sir Philip Jocelyn iden...

    I've now read 19 of the 32 Miss Silver mysteries. This is the 9th in the series. They are all pleasant cozy reads, with different plots and new personalities for Miss Silver to observe and analyze, but other than giving a synopsis of the plot, it is hard to give a meaningful review of ...

    I liked this tight little mystery. It is classic Agatha Christie era with loads of background and character development in the first half and everyone seeming to have a motive. It takes place towards the end of WWII where the Germans appear to have essentially lost but there's still sp...

    I enjoyed this mystery. It features armchair sleuth, Miss Maude Silver. It's the second of this series I've read and I enjoyed this one more than the first. It was an interesting storyline; set during WWII, Richard Jocelyn's wife has returned from the dead. Is it a case of mistaken ide...

    What an intense mystery! ...

    Wartime London. The wealthy Jocelyn family is shocked by the appearance of a young woman claiming to be Anne Jocelyn, who was presumed shot during the evacuation of France three years earlier. Her own husband, Sir Philip, is less than enthousiastic to see his "wife" reappear after he h...

    Great Spy Thriller This novel was written shortly after World War Two but takes place in wartime. If you enjoy espionage thrillers but dislike the gore and violence and crude language so many of today's novelists seem to think it is necessary to include, you'll love this episode in ...

    Wonderful mystery, less sappy than others. Gripping story, would have been a 5* but for the fact that there were too many repeats. I think that was the fault of an editor, it's longer than other books and without the repetition it would have been the usual length. ...

    It's nice to see several recurring characters. I'm glad that I'm reading this series in order. ...

    She Came Back (Miss Silver #9), Patricia Wentworth ...

    This is a very enjoyable comfort read, a Miss Silver mystery. https://piningforthewest.co.uk/2018/0... ...

    A page-turner for me. The 1940s in England....WW2 going on...Phillip Jocelyn's wife, Anne, returns after being killed by the Germans in France while being rescued by Phillip, declared dead and buried in England. But is she really? Is this woman Anne or is she Annie Joyce, her cousin wh...

    A generous four stars, because it was absorbing and hard to put down. As a mystery, it was only okay, but as a suspense story it was gently thrilling. ...

    The most absorbing of the Miss Silver mysteries so far, this was a page turner from the start. Excellent premise for the story, and the backdrop of World War II added a lot to the drama. ***SPOILER ALERT*** It was disconcerting for the narrative to follow Anne Jocelyn's pers...

    This one surprised me in a number of ways. It starts (view spoiler)[from the perspective of the antagonist, Annie Joyce who is pretending to be Anne Jocelyn, but this is such an unusual choice for Wentworth at this point in her writing that it is easy to believe at first that Anne is h...

    A very good story set in World War II. An heiress, believed killed during a skirmish on a French beach, returns to her family in England. But her husband, who saw her die and buried her, doesn't believe the woman is his wife. Everyone else does. Then murder ensues. Miss Silver becomes ...

    Absolutely thrilling!! Wonderful storyline, the pacing is just right, the characters are so fleshed out - and in the end, I'm still surprised. Kept me on my toes and thinking until the very last page. Miss Silver is an absolute boss and I'm starting to love her more than Miss Marple I...

    I really liked the mystery in this one. ...

    TRAVEL SICKNESS Oh dear. I was in the mood for a gentle dip into a gentle little mystery of days gone by, where the heroines are gorgeous yet demure, the villains nefarious, the detective a proper hawkeye and the butler always guilty of something, the whole caboodle dripping in cock...

    I chose this for my participation in the Crime Fiction of the Year challenge for 1945 found over at Past Offences. There is a little conflicting evidence about the date of publication so I have gone with the date on Fantastic Fiction. The setting is England 1943. As far as Philip Jo...

    Anne Jocelyn was shot by the Germans at Breton near the start of WWII, and carried off by her husband Philip. Three and a half years later, she returns to London and her former home. Her husband, who was working with British secret service, had buried her, and was in love with another ...

    Having seen a collection of Miss Silver stories in the Book People (UK) I was pleased to spot this book in an Oxfam charity bookshop as I had the chance to see if the writing style appealed. It was okay but I'm not entirely convinced to buy the collection. Miss Silver herself is ver...

    Sir Philip Jocelyn lost his wife in a flight from the oncoming German armies during the collapse of France. The death of Lady Jocelyn is an accepted thing. To see her walk into the ancestral home years later, with a tale of illness in a concentration camp, is extremely disrupting. Sir ...

    Before fingerprinting was common and decades before DNA, how did people know for sure whether the person presumed dead, who has just returned alive, is who they say they are? This is the problem faced by Sir Philip who thought he had buried and mourned his wife three years earlier. Now...

    Early Bird Books Deal | Aside from the difficulties of reading a book in which the central question is the identity of a person who is either Anne Jocelyn or named Annie Joyce and many of the other characters are Jocelyns with a few other Joyces thrown in for good measure, this was pre...

    Anne Jocelyn, reported killed in Occupied France, returns to her English home, family, husband and fortune, but no one is glad to see her except a young cousin. And is Anne who she claims to be, just changed by her wartime experiences? Private investigator Miss Silver sorts it all out?...

    Another excellent Patricia Wentworth. Mistaken identity/lookalikes is always an intriguing subject, and I was drawn along with this one. My one complaint is that it ended up being a government/spy situation. There are a few Christie books like this as well, and I've never enjoyed th...

    This was an interesting mystery, almost as interesting for the WWII setting (the book was published in 1945) as for the puzzle itself. But it was a pretty good puzzle too! Wentworth reminds me a lot of Christie, and her Miss Silver could definitely hold her in own in knitting contest (...

    The Miss Silver mysteries were written in the late 40s/early 50s. They are set in England and written in a Miss Marple/Agatha Christy style. I like them. My sister gave me about a dozen, which I will happily read, but will not enter a separate review for each of them -- this is it! ...

  • Ann
    Feb 15, 2012

    In occupied France, Sir Philip Jocelyn and friends make an attempt to rescue by boat his wife Anne and her cousin Annie Joyce while under enemy fire. There is a shot and in the mayhem one of the women goes down while the other is accidently left behind on shore. Sir Philip Jocelyn iden...

    I've now read 19 of the 32 Miss Silver mysteries. This is the 9th in the series. They are all pleasant cozy reads, with different plots and new personalities for Miss Silver to observe and analyze, but other than giving a synopsis of the plot, it is hard to give a meaningful review of ...

    I liked this tight little mystery. It is classic Agatha Christie era with loads of background and character development in the first half and everyone seeming to have a motive. It takes place towards the end of WWII where the Germans appear to have essentially lost but there's still sp...

    I enjoyed this mystery. It features armchair sleuth, Miss Maude Silver. It's the second of this series I've read and I enjoyed this one more than the first. It was an interesting storyline; set during WWII, Richard Jocelyn's wife has returned from the dead. Is it a case of mistaken ide...

    What an intense mystery! ...

    Wartime London. The wealthy Jocelyn family is shocked by the appearance of a young woman claiming to be Anne Jocelyn, who was presumed shot during the evacuation of France three years earlier. Her own husband, Sir Philip, is less than enthousiastic to see his "wife" reappear after he h...

  • Donna
    Apr 02, 2018

    In occupied France, Sir Philip Jocelyn and friends make an attempt to rescue by boat his wife Anne and her cousin Annie Joyce while under enemy fire. There is a shot and in the mayhem one of the women goes down while the other is accidently left behind on shore. Sir Philip Jocelyn iden...

    I've now read 19 of the 32 Miss Silver mysteries. This is the 9th in the series. They are all pleasant cozy reads, with different plots and new personalities for Miss Silver to observe and analyze, but other than giving a synopsis of the plot, it is hard to give a meaningful review of ...

    I liked this tight little mystery. It is classic Agatha Christie era with loads of background and character development in the first half and everyone seeming to have a motive. It takes place towards the end of WWII where the Germans appear to have essentially lost but there's still sp...

    I enjoyed this mystery. It features armchair sleuth, Miss Maude Silver. It's the second of this series I've read and I enjoyed this one more than the first. It was an interesting storyline; set during WWII, Richard Jocelyn's wife has returned from the dead. Is it a case of mistaken ide...

    What an intense mystery! ...

    Wartime London. The wealthy Jocelyn family is shocked by the appearance of a young woman claiming to be Anne Jocelyn, who was presumed shot during the evacuation of France three years earlier. Her own husband, Sir Philip, is less than enthousiastic to see his "wife" reappear after he h...

    Great Spy Thriller This novel was written shortly after World War Two but takes place in wartime. If you enjoy espionage thrillers but dislike the gore and violence and crude language so many of today's novelists seem to think it is necessary to include, you'll love this episode in ...

    Wonderful mystery, less sappy than others. Gripping story, would have been a 5* but for the fact that there were too many repeats. I think that was the fault of an editor, it's longer than other books and without the repetition it would have been the usual length. ...

    It's nice to see several recurring characters. I'm glad that I'm reading this series in order. ...

    She Came Back (Miss Silver #9), Patricia Wentworth ...

    This is a very enjoyable comfort read, a Miss Silver mystery. https://piningforthewest.co.uk/2018/0... ...

    A page-turner for me. The 1940s in England....WW2 going on...Phillip Jocelyn's wife, Anne, returns after being killed by the Germans in France while being rescued by Phillip, declared dead and buried in England. But is she really? Is this woman Anne or is she Annie Joyce, her cousin wh...

    A generous four stars, because it was absorbing and hard to put down. As a mystery, it was only okay, but as a suspense story it was gently thrilling. ...

    The most absorbing of the Miss Silver mysteries so far, this was a page turner from the start. Excellent premise for the story, and the backdrop of World War II added a lot to the drama. ***SPOILER ALERT*** It was disconcerting for the narrative to follow Anne Jocelyn's pers...

    This one surprised me in a number of ways. It starts (view spoiler)[from the perspective of the antagonist, Annie Joyce who is pretending to be Anne Jocelyn, but this is such an unusual choice for Wentworth at this point in her writing that it is easy to believe at first that Anne is h...

    A very good story set in World War II. An heiress, believed killed during a skirmish on a French beach, returns to her family in England. But her husband, who saw her die and buried her, doesn't believe the woman is his wife. Everyone else does. Then murder ensues. Miss Silver becomes ...

    Absolutely thrilling!! Wonderful storyline, the pacing is just right, the characters are so fleshed out - and in the end, I'm still surprised. Kept me on my toes and thinking until the very last page. Miss Silver is an absolute boss and I'm starting to love her more than Miss Marple I...

    I really liked the mystery in this one. ...

  • Evelyn Brooks
    Dec 26, 2016

    In occupied France, Sir Philip Jocelyn and friends make an attempt to rescue by boat his wife Anne and her cousin Annie Joyce while under enemy fire. There is a shot and in the mayhem one of the women goes down while the other is accidently left behind on shore. Sir Philip Jocelyn iden...

    I've now read 19 of the 32 Miss Silver mysteries. This is the 9th in the series. They are all pleasant cozy reads, with different plots and new personalities for Miss Silver to observe and analyze, but other than giving a synopsis of the plot, it is hard to give a meaningful review of ...

    I liked this tight little mystery. It is classic Agatha Christie era with loads of background and character development in the first half and everyone seeming to have a motive. It takes place towards the end of WWII where the Germans appear to have essentially lost but there's still sp...

    I enjoyed this mystery. It features armchair sleuth, Miss Maude Silver. It's the second of this series I've read and I enjoyed this one more than the first. It was an interesting storyline; set during WWII, Richard Jocelyn's wife has returned from the dead. Is it a case of mistaken ide...

    What an intense mystery! ...

    Wartime London. The wealthy Jocelyn family is shocked by the appearance of a young woman claiming to be Anne Jocelyn, who was presumed shot during the evacuation of France three years earlier. Her own husband, Sir Philip, is less than enthousiastic to see his "wife" reappear after he h...

    Great Spy Thriller This novel was written shortly after World War Two but takes place in wartime. If you enjoy espionage thrillers but dislike the gore and violence and crude language so many of today's novelists seem to think it is necessary to include, you'll love this episode in ...

  • Katie Hilton
    Mar 31, 2018

    In occupied France, Sir Philip Jocelyn and friends make an attempt to rescue by boat his wife Anne and her cousin Annie Joyce while under enemy fire. There is a shot and in the mayhem one of the women goes down while the other is accidently left behind on shore. Sir Philip Jocelyn iden...

    I've now read 19 of the 32 Miss Silver mysteries. This is the 9th in the series. They are all pleasant cozy reads, with different plots and new personalities for Miss Silver to observe and analyze, but other than giving a synopsis of the plot, it is hard to give a meaningful review of ...

    I liked this tight little mystery. It is classic Agatha Christie era with loads of background and character development in the first half and everyone seeming to have a motive. It takes place towards the end of WWII where the Germans appear to have essentially lost but there's still sp...

    I enjoyed this mystery. It features armchair sleuth, Miss Maude Silver. It's the second of this series I've read and I enjoyed this one more than the first. It was an interesting storyline; set during WWII, Richard Jocelyn's wife has returned from the dead. Is it a case of mistaken ide...

    What an intense mystery! ...

    Wartime London. The wealthy Jocelyn family is shocked by the appearance of a young woman claiming to be Anne Jocelyn, who was presumed shot during the evacuation of France three years earlier. Her own husband, Sir Philip, is less than enthousiastic to see his "wife" reappear after he h...

    Great Spy Thriller This novel was written shortly after World War Two but takes place in wartime. If you enjoy espionage thrillers but dislike the gore and violence and crude language so many of today's novelists seem to think it is necessary to include, you'll love this episode in ...

    Wonderful mystery, less sappy than others. Gripping story, would have been a 5* but for the fact that there were too many repeats. I think that was the fault of an editor, it's longer than other books and without the repetition it would have been the usual length. ...

    It's nice to see several recurring characters. I'm glad that I'm reading this series in order. ...

    She Came Back (Miss Silver #9), Patricia Wentworth ...

    This is a very enjoyable comfort read, a Miss Silver mystery. https://piningforthewest.co.uk/2018/0... ...

    A page-turner for me. The 1940s in England....WW2 going on...Phillip Jocelyn's wife, Anne, returns after being killed by the Germans in France while being rescued by Phillip, declared dead and buried in England. But is she really? Is this woman Anne or is she Annie Joyce, her cousin wh...

    A generous four stars, because it was absorbing and hard to put down. As a mystery, it was only okay, but as a suspense story it was gently thrilling. ...

    The most absorbing of the Miss Silver mysteries so far, this was a page turner from the start. Excellent premise for the story, and the backdrop of World War II added a lot to the drama. ***SPOILER ALERT*** It was disconcerting for the narrative to follow Anne Jocelyn's pers...

    This one surprised me in a number of ways. It starts (view spoiler)[from the perspective of the antagonist, Annie Joyce who is pretending to be Anne Jocelyn, but this is such an unusual choice for Wentworth at this point in her writing that it is easy to believe at first that Anne is h...

    A very good story set in World War II. An heiress, believed killed during a skirmish on a French beach, returns to her family in England. But her husband, who saw her die and buried her, doesn't believe the woman is his wife. Everyone else does. Then murder ensues. Miss Silver becomes ...

  • Bill
    Nov 13, 2011

    In occupied France, Sir Philip Jocelyn and friends make an attempt to rescue by boat his wife Anne and her cousin Annie Joyce while under enemy fire. There is a shot and in the mayhem one of the women goes down while the other is accidently left behind on shore. Sir Philip Jocelyn iden...

    I've now read 19 of the 32 Miss Silver mysteries. This is the 9th in the series. They are all pleasant cozy reads, with different plots and new personalities for Miss Silver to observe and analyze, but other than giving a synopsis of the plot, it is hard to give a meaningful review of ...

    I liked this tight little mystery. It is classic Agatha Christie era with loads of background and character development in the first half and everyone seeming to have a motive. It takes place towards the end of WWII where the Germans appear to have essentially lost but there's still sp...

    I enjoyed this mystery. It features armchair sleuth, Miss Maude Silver. It's the second of this series I've read and I enjoyed this one more than the first. It was an interesting storyline; set during WWII, Richard Jocelyn's wife has returned from the dead. Is it a case of mistaken ide...

  • Sally
    Sep 30, 2014

    In occupied France, Sir Philip Jocelyn and friends make an attempt to rescue by boat his wife Anne and her cousin Annie Joyce while under enemy fire. There is a shot and in the mayhem one of the women goes down while the other is accidently left behind on shore. Sir Philip Jocelyn iden...

    I've now read 19 of the 32 Miss Silver mysteries. This is the 9th in the series. They are all pleasant cozy reads, with different plots and new personalities for Miss Silver to observe and analyze, but other than giving a synopsis of the plot, it is hard to give a meaningful review of ...

  • LeAnne
    Jul 22, 2017

    In occupied France, Sir Philip Jocelyn and friends make an attempt to rescue by boat his wife Anne and her cousin Annie Joyce while under enemy fire. There is a shot and in the mayhem one of the women goes down while the other is accidently left behind on shore. Sir Philip Jocelyn iden...

    I've now read 19 of the 32 Miss Silver mysteries. This is the 9th in the series. They are all pleasant cozy reads, with different plots and new personalities for Miss Silver to observe and analyze, but other than giving a synopsis of the plot, it is hard to give a meaningful review of ...

    I liked this tight little mystery. It is classic Agatha Christie era with loads of background and character development in the first half and everyone seeming to have a motive. It takes place towards the end of WWII where the Germans appear to have essentially lost but there's still sp...

    I enjoyed this mystery. It features armchair sleuth, Miss Maude Silver. It's the second of this series I've read and I enjoyed this one more than the first. It was an interesting storyline; set during WWII, Richard Jocelyn's wife has returned from the dead. Is it a case of mistaken ide...

    What an intense mystery! ...

    Wartime London. The wealthy Jocelyn family is shocked by the appearance of a young woman claiming to be Anne Jocelyn, who was presumed shot during the evacuation of France three years earlier. Her own husband, Sir Philip, is less than enthousiastic to see his "wife" reappear after he h...

    Great Spy Thriller This novel was written shortly after World War Two but takes place in wartime. If you enjoy espionage thrillers but dislike the gore and violence and crude language so many of today's novelists seem to think it is necessary to include, you'll love this episode in ...

    Wonderful mystery, less sappy than others. Gripping story, would have been a 5* but for the fact that there were too many repeats. I think that was the fault of an editor, it's longer than other books and without the repetition it would have been the usual length. ...

    It's nice to see several recurring characters. I'm glad that I'm reading this series in order. ...

    She Came Back (Miss Silver #9), Patricia Wentworth ...

    This is a very enjoyable comfort read, a Miss Silver mystery. https://piningforthewest.co.uk/2018/0... ...

    A page-turner for me. The 1940s in England....WW2 going on...Phillip Jocelyn's wife, Anne, returns after being killed by the Germans in France while being rescued by Phillip, declared dead and buried in England. But is she really? Is this woman Anne or is she Annie Joyce, her cousin wh...

  • S Dizzy
    Apr 19, 2018

    In occupied France, Sir Philip Jocelyn and friends make an attempt to rescue by boat his wife Anne and her cousin Annie Joyce while under enemy fire. There is a shot and in the mayhem one of the women goes down while the other is accidently left behind on shore. Sir Philip Jocelyn iden...

    I've now read 19 of the 32 Miss Silver mysteries. This is the 9th in the series. They are all pleasant cozy reads, with different plots and new personalities for Miss Silver to observe and analyze, but other than giving a synopsis of the plot, it is hard to give a meaningful review of ...

    I liked this tight little mystery. It is classic Agatha Christie era with loads of background and character development in the first half and everyone seeming to have a motive. It takes place towards the end of WWII where the Germans appear to have essentially lost but there's still sp...

    I enjoyed this mystery. It features armchair sleuth, Miss Maude Silver. It's the second of this series I've read and I enjoyed this one more than the first. It was an interesting storyline; set during WWII, Richard Jocelyn's wife has returned from the dead. Is it a case of mistaken ide...

    What an intense mystery! ...

  • Mary
    Dec 19, 2017

    In occupied France, Sir Philip Jocelyn and friends make an attempt to rescue by boat his wife Anne and her cousin Annie Joyce while under enemy fire. There is a shot and in the mayhem one of the women goes down while the other is accidently left behind on shore. Sir Philip Jocelyn iden...

    I've now read 19 of the 32 Miss Silver mysteries. This is the 9th in the series. They are all pleasant cozy reads, with different plots and new personalities for Miss Silver to observe and analyze, but other than giving a synopsis of the plot, it is hard to give a meaningful review of ...

    I liked this tight little mystery. It is classic Agatha Christie era with loads of background and character development in the first half and everyone seeming to have a motive. It takes place towards the end of WWII where the Germans appear to have essentially lost but there's still sp...

    I enjoyed this mystery. It features armchair sleuth, Miss Maude Silver. It's the second of this series I've read and I enjoyed this one more than the first. It was an interesting storyline; set during WWII, Richard Jocelyn's wife has returned from the dead. Is it a case of mistaken ide...

    What an intense mystery! ...

    Wartime London. The wealthy Jocelyn family is shocked by the appearance of a young woman claiming to be Anne Jocelyn, who was presumed shot during the evacuation of France three years earlier. Her own husband, Sir Philip, is less than enthousiastic to see his "wife" reappear after he h...

    Great Spy Thriller This novel was written shortly after World War Two but takes place in wartime. If you enjoy espionage thrillers but dislike the gore and violence and crude language so many of today's novelists seem to think it is necessary to include, you'll love this episode in ...

    Wonderful mystery, less sappy than others. Gripping story, would have been a 5* but for the fact that there were too many repeats. I think that was the fault of an editor, it's longer than other books and without the repetition it would have been the usual length. ...

    It's nice to see several recurring characters. I'm glad that I'm reading this series in order. ...

    She Came Back (Miss Silver #9), Patricia Wentworth ...

    This is a very enjoyable comfort read, a Miss Silver mystery. https://piningforthewest.co.uk/2018/0... ...

    A page-turner for me. The 1940s in England....WW2 going on...Phillip Jocelyn's wife, Anne, returns after being killed by the Germans in France while being rescued by Phillip, declared dead and buried in England. But is she really? Is this woman Anne or is she Annie Joyce, her cousin wh...

    A generous four stars, because it was absorbing and hard to put down. As a mystery, it was only okay, but as a suspense story it was gently thrilling. ...

    The most absorbing of the Miss Silver mysteries so far, this was a page turner from the start. Excellent premise for the story, and the backdrop of World War II added a lot to the drama. ***SPOILER ALERT*** It was disconcerting for the narrative to follow Anne Jocelyn's pers...

  • Rebekah
    Jul 21, 2012

    In occupied France, Sir Philip Jocelyn and friends make an attempt to rescue by boat his wife Anne and her cousin Annie Joyce while under enemy fire. There is a shot and in the mayhem one of the women goes down while the other is accidently left behind on shore. Sir Philip Jocelyn iden...

    I've now read 19 of the 32 Miss Silver mysteries. This is the 9th in the series. They are all pleasant cozy reads, with different plots and new personalities for Miss Silver to observe and analyze, but other than giving a synopsis of the plot, it is hard to give a meaningful review of ...

    I liked this tight little mystery. It is classic Agatha Christie era with loads of background and character development in the first half and everyone seeming to have a motive. It takes place towards the end of WWII where the Germans appear to have essentially lost but there's still sp...

  • Jaline
    Apr 09, 2018

    In occupied France, Sir Philip Jocelyn and friends make an attempt to rescue by boat his wife Anne and her cousin Annie Joyce while under enemy fire. There is a shot and in the mayhem one of the women goes down while the other is accidently left behind on shore. Sir Philip Jocelyn iden...

  • Kerrie
    Apr 14, 2016

    In occupied France, Sir Philip Jocelyn and friends make an attempt to rescue by boat his wife Anne and her cousin Annie Joyce while under enemy fire. There is a shot and in the mayhem one of the women goes down while the other is accidently left behind on shore. Sir Philip Jocelyn iden...

    I've now read 19 of the 32 Miss Silver mysteries. This is the 9th in the series. They are all pleasant cozy reads, with different plots and new personalities for Miss Silver to observe and analyze, but other than giving a synopsis of the plot, it is hard to give a meaningful review of ...

    I liked this tight little mystery. It is classic Agatha Christie era with loads of background and character development in the first half and everyone seeming to have a motive. It takes place towards the end of WWII where the Germans appear to have essentially lost but there's still sp...

    I enjoyed this mystery. It features armchair sleuth, Miss Maude Silver. It's the second of this series I've read and I enjoyed this one more than the first. It was an interesting storyline; set during WWII, Richard Jocelyn's wife has returned from the dead. Is it a case of mistaken ide...

    What an intense mystery! ...

    Wartime London. The wealthy Jocelyn family is shocked by the appearance of a young woman claiming to be Anne Jocelyn, who was presumed shot during the evacuation of France three years earlier. Her own husband, Sir Philip, is less than enthousiastic to see his "wife" reappear after he h...

    Great Spy Thriller This novel was written shortly after World War Two but takes place in wartime. If you enjoy espionage thrillers but dislike the gore and violence and crude language so many of today's novelists seem to think it is necessary to include, you'll love this episode in ...

    Wonderful mystery, less sappy than others. Gripping story, would have been a 5* but for the fact that there were too many repeats. I think that was the fault of an editor, it's longer than other books and without the repetition it would have been the usual length. ...

    It's nice to see several recurring characters. I'm glad that I'm reading this series in order. ...

    She Came Back (Miss Silver #9), Patricia Wentworth ...

    This is a very enjoyable comfort read, a Miss Silver mystery. https://piningforthewest.co.uk/2018/0... ...

    A page-turner for me. The 1940s in England....WW2 going on...Phillip Jocelyn's wife, Anne, returns after being killed by the Germans in France while being rescued by Phillip, declared dead and buried in England. But is she really? Is this woman Anne or is she Annie Joyce, her cousin wh...

    A generous four stars, because it was absorbing and hard to put down. As a mystery, it was only okay, but as a suspense story it was gently thrilling. ...

    The most absorbing of the Miss Silver mysteries so far, this was a page turner from the start. Excellent premise for the story, and the backdrop of World War II added a lot to the drama. ***SPOILER ALERT*** It was disconcerting for the narrative to follow Anne Jocelyn's pers...

    This one surprised me in a number of ways. It starts (view spoiler)[from the perspective of the antagonist, Annie Joyce who is pretending to be Anne Jocelyn, but this is such an unusual choice for Wentworth at this point in her writing that it is easy to believe at first that Anne is h...

    A very good story set in World War II. An heiress, believed killed during a skirmish on a French beach, returns to her family in England. But her husband, who saw her die and buried her, doesn't believe the woman is his wife. Everyone else does. Then murder ensues. Miss Silver becomes ...

    Absolutely thrilling!! Wonderful storyline, the pacing is just right, the characters are so fleshed out - and in the end, I'm still surprised. Kept me on my toes and thinking until the very last page. Miss Silver is an absolute boss and I'm starting to love her more than Miss Marple I...

    I really liked the mystery in this one. ...

    TRAVEL SICKNESS Oh dear. I was in the mood for a gentle dip into a gentle little mystery of days gone by, where the heroines are gorgeous yet demure, the villains nefarious, the detective a proper hawkeye and the butler always guilty of something, the whole caboodle dripping in cock...

    I chose this for my participation in the Crime Fiction of the Year challenge for 1945 found over at Past Offences. There is a little conflicting evidence about the date of publication so I have gone with the date on Fantastic Fiction. The setting is England 1943. As far as Philip Jo...

  • Katrina
    Apr 04, 2018

    In occupied France, Sir Philip Jocelyn and friends make an attempt to rescue by boat his wife Anne and her cousin Annie Joyce while under enemy fire. There is a shot and in the mayhem one of the women goes down while the other is accidently left behind on shore. Sir Philip Jocelyn iden...

    I've now read 19 of the 32 Miss Silver mysteries. This is the 9th in the series. They are all pleasant cozy reads, with different plots and new personalities for Miss Silver to observe and analyze, but other than giving a synopsis of the plot, it is hard to give a meaningful review of ...

    I liked this tight little mystery. It is classic Agatha Christie era with loads of background and character development in the first half and everyone seeming to have a motive. It takes place towards the end of WWII where the Germans appear to have essentially lost but there's still sp...

    I enjoyed this mystery. It features armchair sleuth, Miss Maude Silver. It's the second of this series I've read and I enjoyed this one more than the first. It was an interesting storyline; set during WWII, Richard Jocelyn's wife has returned from the dead. Is it a case of mistaken ide...

    What an intense mystery! ...

    Wartime London. The wealthy Jocelyn family is shocked by the appearance of a young woman claiming to be Anne Jocelyn, who was presumed shot during the evacuation of France three years earlier. Her own husband, Sir Philip, is less than enthousiastic to see his "wife" reappear after he h...

    Great Spy Thriller This novel was written shortly after World War Two but takes place in wartime. If you enjoy espionage thrillers but dislike the gore and violence and crude language so many of today's novelists seem to think it is necessary to include, you'll love this episode in ...

    Wonderful mystery, less sappy than others. Gripping story, would have been a 5* but for the fact that there were too many repeats. I think that was the fault of an editor, it's longer than other books and without the repetition it would have been the usual length. ...

    It's nice to see several recurring characters. I'm glad that I'm reading this series in order. ...

    She Came Back (Miss Silver #9), Patricia Wentworth ...

    This is a very enjoyable comfort read, a Miss Silver mystery. https://piningforthewest.co.uk/2018/0... ...

  • Beth
    Jun 16, 2015

    In occupied France, Sir Philip Jocelyn and friends make an attempt to rescue by boat his wife Anne and her cousin Annie Joyce while under enemy fire. There is a shot and in the mayhem one of the women goes down while the other is accidently left behind on shore. Sir Philip Jocelyn iden...

    I've now read 19 of the 32 Miss Silver mysteries. This is the 9th in the series. They are all pleasant cozy reads, with different plots and new personalities for Miss Silver to observe and analyze, but other than giving a synopsis of the plot, it is hard to give a meaningful review of ...

    I liked this tight little mystery. It is classic Agatha Christie era with loads of background and character development in the first half and everyone seeming to have a motive. It takes place towards the end of WWII where the Germans appear to have essentially lost but there's still sp...

    I enjoyed this mystery. It features armchair sleuth, Miss Maude Silver. It's the second of this series I've read and I enjoyed this one more than the first. It was an interesting storyline; set during WWII, Richard Jocelyn's wife has returned from the dead. Is it a case of mistaken ide...

    What an intense mystery! ...

    Wartime London. The wealthy Jocelyn family is shocked by the appearance of a young woman claiming to be Anne Jocelyn, who was presumed shot during the evacuation of France three years earlier. Her own husband, Sir Philip, is less than enthousiastic to see his "wife" reappear after he h...

    Great Spy Thriller This novel was written shortly after World War Two but takes place in wartime. If you enjoy espionage thrillers but dislike the gore and violence and crude language so many of today's novelists seem to think it is necessary to include, you'll love this episode in ...

    Wonderful mystery, less sappy than others. Gripping story, would have been a 5* but for the fact that there were too many repeats. I think that was the fault of an editor, it's longer than other books and without the repetition it would have been the usual length. ...

    It's nice to see several recurring characters. I'm glad that I'm reading this series in order. ...

    She Came Back (Miss Silver #9), Patricia Wentworth ...

    This is a very enjoyable comfort read, a Miss Silver mystery. https://piningforthewest.co.uk/2018/0... ...

    A page-turner for me. The 1940s in England....WW2 going on...Phillip Jocelyn's wife, Anne, returns after being killed by the Germans in France while being rescued by Phillip, declared dead and buried in England. But is she really? Is this woman Anne or is she Annie Joyce, her cousin wh...

    A generous four stars, because it was absorbing and hard to put down. As a mystery, it was only okay, but as a suspense story it was gently thrilling. ...

    The most absorbing of the Miss Silver mysteries so far, this was a page turner from the start. Excellent premise for the story, and the backdrop of World War II added a lot to the drama. ***SPOILER ALERT*** It was disconcerting for the narrative to follow Anne Jocelyn's pers...

    This one surprised me in a number of ways. It starts (view spoiler)[from the perspective of the antagonist, Annie Joyce who is pretending to be Anne Jocelyn, but this is such an unusual choice for Wentworth at this point in her writing that it is easy to believe at first that Anne is h...

    A very good story set in World War II. An heiress, believed killed during a skirmish on a French beach, returns to her family in England. But her husband, who saw her die and buried her, doesn't believe the woman is his wife. Everyone else does. Then murder ensues. Miss Silver becomes ...

    Absolutely thrilling!! Wonderful storyline, the pacing is just right, the characters are so fleshed out - and in the end, I'm still surprised. Kept me on my toes and thinking until the very last page. Miss Silver is an absolute boss and I'm starting to love her more than Miss Marple I...

    I really liked the mystery in this one. ...

    TRAVEL SICKNESS Oh dear. I was in the mood for a gentle dip into a gentle little mystery of days gone by, where the heroines are gorgeous yet demure, the villains nefarious, the detective a proper hawkeye and the butler always guilty of something, the whole caboodle dripping in cock...

    I chose this for my participation in the Crime Fiction of the Year challenge for 1945 found over at Past Offences. There is a little conflicting evidence about the date of publication so I have gone with the date on Fantastic Fiction. The setting is England 1943. As far as Philip Jo...

    Anne Jocelyn was shot by the Germans at Breton near the start of WWII, and carried off by her husband Philip. Three and a half years later, she returns to London and her former home. Her husband, who was working with British secret service, had buried her, and was in love with another ...

    Having seen a collection of Miss Silver stories in the Book People (UK) I was pleased to spot this book in an Oxfam charity bookshop as I had the chance to see if the writing style appealed. It was okay but I'm not entirely convinced to buy the collection. Miss Silver herself is ver...

    Sir Philip Jocelyn lost his wife in a flight from the oncoming German armies during the collapse of France. The death of Lady Jocelyn is an accepted thing. To see her walk into the ancestral home years later, with a tale of illness in a concentration camp, is extremely disrupting. Sir ...

    Before fingerprinting was common and decades before DNA, how did people know for sure whether the person presumed dead, who has just returned alive, is who they say they are? This is the problem faced by Sir Philip who thought he had buried and mourned his wife three years earlier. Now...

    Early Bird Books Deal | Aside from the difficulties of reading a book in which the central question is the identity of a person who is either Anne Jocelyn or named Annie Joyce and many of the other characters are Jocelyns with a few other Joyces thrown in for good measure, this was pre...

    Anne Jocelyn, reported killed in Occupied France, returns to her English home, family, husband and fortune, but no one is glad to see her except a young cousin. And is Anne who she claims to be, just changed by her wartime experiences? Private investigator Miss Silver sorts it all out?...

    Another excellent Patricia Wentworth. Mistaken identity/lookalikes is always an intriguing subject, and I was drawn along with this one. My one complaint is that it ended up being a government/spy situation. There are a few Christie books like this as well, and I've never enjoyed th...

    This was an interesting mystery, almost as interesting for the WWII setting (the book was published in 1945) as for the puzzle itself. But it was a pretty good puzzle too! Wentworth reminds me a lot of Christie, and her Miss Silver could definitely hold her in own in knitting contest (...

  • Mo
    Apr 19, 2016

    In occupied France, Sir Philip Jocelyn and friends make an attempt to rescue by boat his wife Anne and her cousin Annie Joyce while under enemy fire. There is a shot and in the mayhem one of the women goes down while the other is accidently left behind on shore. Sir Philip Jocelyn iden...

    I've now read 19 of the 32 Miss Silver mysteries. This is the 9th in the series. They are all pleasant cozy reads, with different plots and new personalities for Miss Silver to observe and analyze, but other than giving a synopsis of the plot, it is hard to give a meaningful review of ...

    I liked this tight little mystery. It is classic Agatha Christie era with loads of background and character development in the first half and everyone seeming to have a motive. It takes place towards the end of WWII where the Germans appear to have essentially lost but there's still sp...

    I enjoyed this mystery. It features armchair sleuth, Miss Maude Silver. It's the second of this series I've read and I enjoyed this one more than the first. It was an interesting storyline; set during WWII, Richard Jocelyn's wife has returned from the dead. Is it a case of mistaken ide...

    What an intense mystery! ...

    Wartime London. The wealthy Jocelyn family is shocked by the appearance of a young woman claiming to be Anne Jocelyn, who was presumed shot during the evacuation of France three years earlier. Her own husband, Sir Philip, is less than enthousiastic to see his "wife" reappear after he h...

    Great Spy Thriller This novel was written shortly after World War Two but takes place in wartime. If you enjoy espionage thrillers but dislike the gore and violence and crude language so many of today's novelists seem to think it is necessary to include, you'll love this episode in ...

    Wonderful mystery, less sappy than others. Gripping story, would have been a 5* but for the fact that there were too many repeats. I think that was the fault of an editor, it's longer than other books and without the repetition it would have been the usual length. ...

    It's nice to see several recurring characters. I'm glad that I'm reading this series in order. ...

  • Learnin Curve
    Jan 27, 2017

    In occupied France, Sir Philip Jocelyn and friends make an attempt to rescue by boat his wife Anne and her cousin Annie Joyce while under enemy fire. There is a shot and in the mayhem one of the women goes down while the other is accidently left behind on shore. Sir Philip Jocelyn iden...

    I've now read 19 of the 32 Miss Silver mysteries. This is the 9th in the series. They are all pleasant cozy reads, with different plots and new personalities for Miss Silver to observe and analyze, but other than giving a synopsis of the plot, it is hard to give a meaningful review of ...

    I liked this tight little mystery. It is classic Agatha Christie era with loads of background and character development in the first half and everyone seeming to have a motive. It takes place towards the end of WWII where the Germans appear to have essentially lost but there's still sp...

    I enjoyed this mystery. It features armchair sleuth, Miss Maude Silver. It's the second of this series I've read and I enjoyed this one more than the first. It was an interesting storyline; set during WWII, Richard Jocelyn's wife has returned from the dead. Is it a case of mistaken ide...

    What an intense mystery! ...

    Wartime London. The wealthy Jocelyn family is shocked by the appearance of a young woman claiming to be Anne Jocelyn, who was presumed shot during the evacuation of France three years earlier. Her own husband, Sir Philip, is less than enthousiastic to see his "wife" reappear after he h...

    Great Spy Thriller This novel was written shortly after World War Two but takes place in wartime. If you enjoy espionage thrillers but dislike the gore and violence and crude language so many of today's novelists seem to think it is necessary to include, you'll love this episode in ...

    Wonderful mystery, less sappy than others. Gripping story, would have been a 5* but for the fact that there were too many repeats. I think that was the fault of an editor, it's longer than other books and without the repetition it would have been the usual length. ...

  • Hilary Tesh
    May 09, 2016

    In occupied France, Sir Philip Jocelyn and friends make an attempt to rescue by boat his wife Anne and her cousin Annie Joyce while under enemy fire. There is a shot and in the mayhem one of the women goes down while the other is accidently left behind on shore. Sir Philip Jocelyn iden...

    I've now read 19 of the 32 Miss Silver mysteries. This is the 9th in the series. They are all pleasant cozy reads, with different plots and new personalities for Miss Silver to observe and analyze, but other than giving a synopsis of the plot, it is hard to give a meaningful review of ...

    I liked this tight little mystery. It is classic Agatha Christie era with loads of background and character development in the first half and everyone seeming to have a motive. It takes place towards the end of WWII where the Germans appear to have essentially lost but there's still sp...

    I enjoyed this mystery. It features armchair sleuth, Miss Maude Silver. It's the second of this series I've read and I enjoyed this one more than the first. It was an interesting storyline; set during WWII, Richard Jocelyn's wife has returned from the dead. Is it a case of mistaken ide...

    What an intense mystery! ...

    Wartime London. The wealthy Jocelyn family is shocked by the appearance of a young woman claiming to be Anne Jocelyn, who was presumed shot during the evacuation of France three years earlier. Her own husband, Sir Philip, is less than enthousiastic to see his "wife" reappear after he h...

    Great Spy Thriller This novel was written shortly after World War Two but takes place in wartime. If you enjoy espionage thrillers but dislike the gore and violence and crude language so many of today's novelists seem to think it is necessary to include, you'll love this episode in ...

    Wonderful mystery, less sappy than others. Gripping story, would have been a 5* but for the fact that there were too many repeats. I think that was the fault of an editor, it's longer than other books and without the repetition it would have been the usual length. ...

    It's nice to see several recurring characters. I'm glad that I'm reading this series in order. ...

    She Came Back (Miss Silver #9), Patricia Wentworth ...

    This is a very enjoyable comfort read, a Miss Silver mystery. https://piningforthewest.co.uk/2018/0... ...

    A page-turner for me. The 1940s in England....WW2 going on...Phillip Jocelyn's wife, Anne, returns after being killed by the Germans in France while being rescued by Phillip, declared dead and buried in England. But is she really? Is this woman Anne or is she Annie Joyce, her cousin wh...

    A generous four stars, because it was absorbing and hard to put down. As a mystery, it was only okay, but as a suspense story it was gently thrilling. ...

    The most absorbing of the Miss Silver mysteries so far, this was a page turner from the start. Excellent premise for the story, and the backdrop of World War II added a lot to the drama. ***SPOILER ALERT*** It was disconcerting for the narrative to follow Anne Jocelyn's pers...

    This one surprised me in a number of ways. It starts (view spoiler)[from the perspective of the antagonist, Annie Joyce who is pretending to be Anne Jocelyn, but this is such an unusual choice for Wentworth at this point in her writing that it is easy to believe at first that Anne is h...

    A very good story set in World War II. An heiress, believed killed during a skirmish on a French beach, returns to her family in England. But her husband, who saw her die and buried her, doesn't believe the woman is his wife. Everyone else does. Then murder ensues. Miss Silver becomes ...

    Absolutely thrilling!! Wonderful storyline, the pacing is just right, the characters are so fleshed out - and in the end, I'm still surprised. Kept me on my toes and thinking until the very last page. Miss Silver is an absolute boss and I'm starting to love her more than Miss Marple I...

    I really liked the mystery in this one. ...

    TRAVEL SICKNESS Oh dear. I was in the mood for a gentle dip into a gentle little mystery of days gone by, where the heroines are gorgeous yet demure, the villains nefarious, the detective a proper hawkeye and the butler always guilty of something, the whole caboodle dripping in cock...

    I chose this for my participation in the Crime Fiction of the Year challenge for 1945 found over at Past Offences. There is a little conflicting evidence about the date of publication so I have gone with the date on Fantastic Fiction. The setting is England 1943. As far as Philip Jo...

    Anne Jocelyn was shot by the Germans at Breton near the start of WWII, and carried off by her husband Philip. Three and a half years later, she returns to London and her former home. Her husband, who was working with British secret service, had buried her, and was in love with another ...

    Having seen a collection of Miss Silver stories in the Book People (UK) I was pleased to spot this book in an Oxfam charity bookshop as I had the chance to see if the writing style appealed. It was okay but I'm not entirely convinced to buy the collection. Miss Silver herself is ver...

  • Bryn (Plus Others)
    Oct 19, 2017

    In occupied France, Sir Philip Jocelyn and friends make an attempt to rescue by boat his wife Anne and her cousin Annie Joyce while under enemy fire. There is a shot and in the mayhem one of the women goes down while the other is accidently left behind on shore. Sir Philip Jocelyn iden...

    I've now read 19 of the 32 Miss Silver mysteries. This is the 9th in the series. They are all pleasant cozy reads, with different plots and new personalities for Miss Silver to observe and analyze, but other than giving a synopsis of the plot, it is hard to give a meaningful review of ...

    I liked this tight little mystery. It is classic Agatha Christie era with loads of background and character development in the first half and everyone seeming to have a motive. It takes place towards the end of WWII where the Germans appear to have essentially lost but there's still sp...

    I enjoyed this mystery. It features armchair sleuth, Miss Maude Silver. It's the second of this series I've read and I enjoyed this one more than the first. It was an interesting storyline; set during WWII, Richard Jocelyn's wife has returned from the dead. Is it a case of mistaken ide...

    What an intense mystery! ...

    Wartime London. The wealthy Jocelyn family is shocked by the appearance of a young woman claiming to be Anne Jocelyn, who was presumed shot during the evacuation of France three years earlier. Her own husband, Sir Philip, is less than enthousiastic to see his "wife" reappear after he h...

    Great Spy Thriller This novel was written shortly after World War Two but takes place in wartime. If you enjoy espionage thrillers but dislike the gore and violence and crude language so many of today's novelists seem to think it is necessary to include, you'll love this episode in ...

    Wonderful mystery, less sappy than others. Gripping story, would have been a 5* but for the fact that there were too many repeats. I think that was the fault of an editor, it's longer than other books and without the repetition it would have been the usual length. ...

    It's nice to see several recurring characters. I'm glad that I'm reading this series in order. ...

    She Came Back (Miss Silver #9), Patricia Wentworth ...

    This is a very enjoyable comfort read, a Miss Silver mystery. https://piningforthewest.co.uk/2018/0... ...

    A page-turner for me. The 1940s in England....WW2 going on...Phillip Jocelyn's wife, Anne, returns after being killed by the Germans in France while being rescued by Phillip, declared dead and buried in England. But is she really? Is this woman Anne or is she Annie Joyce, her cousin wh...

    A generous four stars, because it was absorbing and hard to put down. As a mystery, it was only okay, but as a suspense story it was gently thrilling. ...

    The most absorbing of the Miss Silver mysteries so far, this was a page turner from the start. Excellent premise for the story, and the backdrop of World War II added a lot to the drama. ***SPOILER ALERT*** It was disconcerting for the narrative to follow Anne Jocelyn's pers...

    This one surprised me in a number of ways. It starts (view spoiler)[from the perspective of the antagonist, Annie Joyce who is pretending to be Anne Jocelyn, but this is such an unusual choice for Wentworth at this point in her writing that it is easy to believe at first that Anne is h...

  • m a c fuller
    Nov 06, 2016

    In occupied France, Sir Philip Jocelyn and friends make an attempt to rescue by boat his wife Anne and her cousin Annie Joyce while under enemy fire. There is a shot and in the mayhem one of the women goes down while the other is accidently left behind on shore. Sir Philip Jocelyn iden...

    I've now read 19 of the 32 Miss Silver mysteries. This is the 9th in the series. They are all pleasant cozy reads, with different plots and new personalities for Miss Silver to observe and analyze, but other than giving a synopsis of the plot, it is hard to give a meaningful review of ...

    I liked this tight little mystery. It is classic Agatha Christie era with loads of background and character development in the first half and everyone seeming to have a motive. It takes place towards the end of WWII where the Germans appear to have essentially lost but there's still sp...

    I enjoyed this mystery. It features armchair sleuth, Miss Maude Silver. It's the second of this series I've read and I enjoyed this one more than the first. It was an interesting storyline; set during WWII, Richard Jocelyn's wife has returned from the dead. Is it a case of mistaken ide...

    What an intense mystery! ...

    Wartime London. The wealthy Jocelyn family is shocked by the appearance of a young woman claiming to be Anne Jocelyn, who was presumed shot during the evacuation of France three years earlier. Her own husband, Sir Philip, is less than enthousiastic to see his "wife" reappear after he h...

    Great Spy Thriller This novel was written shortly after World War Two but takes place in wartime. If you enjoy espionage thrillers but dislike the gore and violence and crude language so many of today's novelists seem to think it is necessary to include, you'll love this episode in ...

    Wonderful mystery, less sappy than others. Gripping story, would have been a 5* but for the fact that there were too many repeats. I think that was the fault of an editor, it's longer than other books and without the repetition it would have been the usual length. ...

    It's nice to see several recurring characters. I'm glad that I'm reading this series in order. ...

    She Came Back (Miss Silver #9), Patricia Wentworth ...

    This is a very enjoyable comfort read, a Miss Silver mystery. https://piningforthewest.co.uk/2018/0... ...

    A page-turner for me. The 1940s in England....WW2 going on...Phillip Jocelyn's wife, Anne, returns after being killed by the Germans in France while being rescued by Phillip, declared dead and buried in England. But is she really? Is this woman Anne or is she Annie Joyce, her cousin wh...

    A generous four stars, because it was absorbing and hard to put down. As a mystery, it was only okay, but as a suspense story it was gently thrilling. ...

    The most absorbing of the Miss Silver mysteries so far, this was a page turner from the start. Excellent premise for the story, and the backdrop of World War II added a lot to the drama. ***SPOILER ALERT*** It was disconcerting for the narrative to follow Anne Jocelyn's pers...

    This one surprised me in a number of ways. It starts (view spoiler)[from the perspective of the antagonist, Annie Joyce who is pretending to be Anne Jocelyn, but this is such an unusual choice for Wentworth at this point in her writing that it is easy to believe at first that Anne is h...

    A very good story set in World War II. An heiress, believed killed during a skirmish on a French beach, returns to her family in England. But her husband, who saw her die and buried her, doesn't believe the woman is his wife. Everyone else does. Then murder ensues. Miss Silver becomes ...

    Absolutely thrilling!! Wonderful storyline, the pacing is just right, the characters are so fleshed out - and in the end, I'm still surprised. Kept me on my toes and thinking until the very last page. Miss Silver is an absolute boss and I'm starting to love her more than Miss Marple I...

    I really liked the mystery in this one. ...

    TRAVEL SICKNESS Oh dear. I was in the mood for a gentle dip into a gentle little mystery of days gone by, where the heroines are gorgeous yet demure, the villains nefarious, the detective a proper hawkeye and the butler always guilty of something, the whole caboodle dripping in cock...

  • Savy
    Apr 05, 2018

    In occupied France, Sir Philip Jocelyn and friends make an attempt to rescue by boat his wife Anne and her cousin Annie Joyce while under enemy fire. There is a shot and in the mayhem one of the women goes down while the other is accidently left behind on shore. Sir Philip Jocelyn iden...

    I've now read 19 of the 32 Miss Silver mysteries. This is the 9th in the series. They are all pleasant cozy reads, with different plots and new personalities for Miss Silver to observe and analyze, but other than giving a synopsis of the plot, it is hard to give a meaningful review of ...

    I liked this tight little mystery. It is classic Agatha Christie era with loads of background and character development in the first half and everyone seeming to have a motive. It takes place towards the end of WWII where the Germans appear to have essentially lost but there's still sp...

    I enjoyed this mystery. It features armchair sleuth, Miss Maude Silver. It's the second of this series I've read and I enjoyed this one more than the first. It was an interesting storyline; set during WWII, Richard Jocelyn's wife has returned from the dead. Is it a case of mistaken ide...

    What an intense mystery! ...

    Wartime London. The wealthy Jocelyn family is shocked by the appearance of a young woman claiming to be Anne Jocelyn, who was presumed shot during the evacuation of France three years earlier. Her own husband, Sir Philip, is less than enthousiastic to see his "wife" reappear after he h...

    Great Spy Thriller This novel was written shortly after World War Two but takes place in wartime. If you enjoy espionage thrillers but dislike the gore and violence and crude language so many of today's novelists seem to think it is necessary to include, you'll love this episode in ...

    Wonderful mystery, less sappy than others. Gripping story, would have been a 5* but for the fact that there were too many repeats. I think that was the fault of an editor, it's longer than other books and without the repetition it would have been the usual length. ...

    It's nice to see several recurring characters. I'm glad that I'm reading this series in order. ...

    She Came Back (Miss Silver #9), Patricia Wentworth ...

    This is a very enjoyable comfort read, a Miss Silver mystery. https://piningforthewest.co.uk/2018/0... ...

    A page-turner for me. The 1940s in England....WW2 going on...Phillip Jocelyn's wife, Anne, returns after being killed by the Germans in France while being rescued by Phillip, declared dead and buried in England. But is she really? Is this woman Anne or is she Annie Joyce, her cousin wh...

    A generous four stars, because it was absorbing and hard to put down. As a mystery, it was only okay, but as a suspense story it was gently thrilling. ...

    The most absorbing of the Miss Silver mysteries so far, this was a page turner from the start. Excellent premise for the story, and the backdrop of World War II added a lot to the drama. ***SPOILER ALERT*** It was disconcerting for the narrative to follow Anne Jocelyn's pers...

    This one surprised me in a number of ways. It starts (view spoiler)[from the perspective of the antagonist, Annie Joyce who is pretending to be Anne Jocelyn, but this is such an unusual choice for Wentworth at this point in her writing that it is easy to believe at first that Anne is h...

    A very good story set in World War II. An heiress, believed killed during a skirmish on a French beach, returns to her family in England. But her husband, who saw her die and buried her, doesn't believe the woman is his wife. Everyone else does. Then murder ensues. Miss Silver becomes ...

    Absolutely thrilling!! Wonderful storyline, the pacing is just right, the characters are so fleshed out - and in the end, I'm still surprised. Kept me on my toes and thinking until the very last page. Miss Silver is an absolute boss and I'm starting to love her more than Miss Marple I...