The Ivory Dagger by Patricia Wentworth

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The Ivory Dagger

When a broken engagement leads to murder, Miss Silver hunts for the killer
Bill Waring went to America with a bright future ahead of him. In London he had a promising career and the love of a young beauty, Lila Dryden, and there were plans for marriage when he returned from overseas. But then a freak train accident puts their happiness on hold. Bill spends a month in the hospital, and when he finally makes it back to London, there is a still bigger shock awaiting him. Under pressure from a domineering aunt, Lila has become engaged to another.
 
She and her new fiancé—middle-aged, charmless, and rich—are in the country for the weekend. Bill follows, determined to win back Lila’s heart. But when her new betrothed is stabbed to death, blame falls squarely on Bill, and only the brilliant, demure detective Maud Silver can clear his name.
'“Miss Wentworth is a first-rate storyteller.” —Daily Telegraph “. . . some of the best examples of the British country-house murder mystery.” —Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine  “Miss Wentworth’s plot is ingenious, her characterization acute, her solution satisfying.” —The Scotsman'
When a broken engagement leads to murder, Miss Silver hunts for the killer
Bill Waring went to America with a bright future ahead of him. In London he had a promising career and the love of a young beauty, Lila Dryden, and there were plans for marriage when he returned from overseas. But then a freak train accident puts their happiness on hold. Bill spends a month in the hospital, and when he finally makes it back to London, there is a still bigger shock awaiting him. Under pressure from a domineering aunt, Lila has become engaged to another.
 
She and her new fiancé—middle-aged, charmless, and rich—are in the country for the weekend. Bill follows, determined to win back Lila’s heart. But when her new betrothed is stabbed to death, blame falls squarely on Bill, and only the brilliant, demure detective Maud Silver can clear his name.
'“Miss Wentworth is a first-rate storyteller.” —Daily Telegraph “. . . some of the best examples of the British country-house murder mystery.” —Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine  “Miss Wentworth’s plot is ingenious, her characterization acute, her solution satisfying.” —The Scotsman'
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller ISBN: 9781453223796 Pages: 262