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Vanishing Point (Miss Silver #25)

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When a girl goes out for a walk in Hazel Green and disappears, there are suspicions that her disappearance is linked to security leaks at the nearby Air Ministry experimental station. Luckily, Miss Silver is at hand to find out.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published 1998 by New English Library (first published 1953)
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It is interesting and holds the attention. I want to read more. :)
Nancy Oakes
First published in 1955, Vanishing Point is still a fun read. In fact,
#24 in the Miss Silver series
I really like these old mysteries. They have lots of suspects, lots of motives and are really good in the detecting department.

In this installment of the series, Miss Silver is asked to go and do some surreptitious investigating in a small town where 2 women have disappeared and some spying is being investigated. Whether the two are related is what Miss Silver is to find out. When she gets to the
I think this is the best of Wentworth's 'Miss Silver' series. A more in-depth plot and very good characterisation meant that I couldn't stop reading until I found out who the murderer was.
Les Wilson
Another good read from the pen of Patricia Wentworth. Recommended.
If I ever see the word "hortatory" again, it'll be too soon. Except that there are at least a few more of these books to go and I'm determined to read the whole series, so I'm sure to see it again.
when i started to read this i didnt like it at all. i thought it would be crap but it was excellent. it seems dull at first we are introduced to Miss Rosamund and Miss Jenny Maxwell, two sisters whose parents died leaving them to be raised with their domineering aunt, Lydia Crewe. u feel sorry for them but nothing happens for ages. but stick with it things pick up with the arrival of miss silver.
Marvelous. Not like the others, and intricately plotted. Miss Silver comes in early, which is always a good thing. It seems in the early going that there are just far too many people in it, and no way to remember how they are all related or what importance each is meant to have. By halfway, though, it is so suspenseful that it's impossible to stop reading until you know the whole of it.
One of my favorite Wentworths, largely because of Lady Lydia Crewe, a real Cruella de Vil type!
Young Jenny is delightful too, and the working out of the plot is nicely paced.
Read this yet again; one of favorites of her mysteries.
Miss Silver, need I say more.
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Patricia Wentworth--born Dora Amy Elles--was a British crime fiction writer.

She was educated privately and at Blackheath High School in London. After the death of her first husband, George F. Dillon, in 1906, she settled in Camberley, Surrey. She married George Oliver Turnbull in 1920 and they had one daughter.

She wrote a series of 32 classic-style whodunnits featuring Miss Silver, the first of wh
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