Saturday, June 26, 2021

Pilgrim's Rest - Classic Mystery Review

Goodreads:  Pilgrim's Rest by Patricia Wentworth

Rating: Really Liked It!
Source: Publisher

Description:  The two Miss Pilgrims, Columba and Janette, think its unwise to leave their fine ancestral home, Pilgrim's Rest. When their brother suffers a fatal fall only days after talking about selling it, and his son, barely escapes two near-fatal accidents, they suspect it deadly to leave. Surely, Miss Silver can determine why the house hates to be empty.

Genre: Mystery - Classic

Why I Picked This Book:  I'm reading all the Miss Silver books in order this year and this was the next one on the list.

My Impression:  The only thing better then an ancestral home with a curse is an ancestral home with a curse when Miss Silver gets involved!  The curse is hitting pretty heavy with unexplained deaths, a disappearance, and several unexplained accidents when Miss Silver gets called in on the scene.  And two of her favorite law enforcement officers are involved which makes it even better.  First there is Randall March who one was one of Miss Silver's pupils in her governess days and the other is Frank Abbott of the Scotland Yard who has no connection to Miss Silver's governess days but equally adores and is terrified of her.  The dynamics here are fantastic.  

I don't want to say too much about the mystery but it is a bit different from the usual Miss Silver book.  Yes it's all nice and cozy but a few aspects of the ending left me a bit surprised which is always fun.  This is a series in the very loosest sense of the word.  This is technically the 10th Miss Silver book but no book really builds on the other.  They are only linked in that Miss Silver is investigating a case.  I love the cozy feel of this series and I especially love that after 10 books Miss Silver never fails to delight and surprise me.  

Would I Read More of this Series/Author?  Of course!  I already have book 11 waiting on the shelf.

Would I Recommend this Book?  If you enjoy Miss Marple books then Miss Silver is not to be missed.


  1. This sounds like a great book! I have not yet read Patricia Wentworth but I think that I would like this one.

  2. I love that Miss Silver holds you through each book and still manages to surprise and delight you.