Three intriguing World War II–era whodunits featuring the Scotland Yard detectives from the "timelessly charming" Miss Silver Mysteries (Charlotte MacLeod). Inspector Ernest Lamb and Det. Frank Abbott of Scotland Yard, who also made regular appearances in Patricia Wentworth's beloved Miss Silver mystery series, confront a range of villains—from greedy landlords to ruthless blackmailers to diabolical Nazi spies. The Blind Side: Lucy Craddock has lived at No. 7 Craddock House for years. But now she's about to be turned out of her home—by her own nephew. Since greedy Ross Craddock inherited the once-magnificent family estate, he has divided it into rented flats. But before he can boot out his aunt, he's found shot to death with his own revolver. With a mansion full of suspects, Inspector Lamb comes to the door. Who Pays the Piper?: Lucas Dale is not above blackmail to get what he wants—in this case another man's fiancee. Susan Lenox has no choice but to break off her engagement to up-and-coming architect Bill Carrick and agree to marry Dale—until he's found in his study with a bullet in his head. Now it's up to Inspector Lamb and Detective Abbott to construct a solid case. Pursuit of a Parcel: When a parcel from a double agent containing secrets the Nazis would love to get their hands on is delivered to a British law firm, an innocent woman becomes a pawn in a deadly game of international espionage, and Scotland Yard's Inspector Lamb and Detective Abbott—along with Frank Garrett of the Foreign Office—step in to solve a cold-blooded murder.
by Patricia Wentworth
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