The Brading Collection, Paperback Book
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Lewis Brading loves only one thing - his collection of jewels.

Not only are the gems extremely valuable but also every piece has a fascinating and bloody history attached to it.

However Lewis is a frightened and difficult man who sees thieves around every corner.

When he asks Miss Silver for help, she gives him some sound advice and turns him away.

A few days later, she receives a letter from him, again asking for help.

But it is too late. In the morning paper is the news of his murder.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368 pages, n/a
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780340897867

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When Lewis Brading, a man obsessed with his collection of famous jewels (all with sinister associations with scandal and murder), is found dead, Miss Silver is called in. She had rejected a case from Mr. Brading only weeks before, but this time she takes up the case.Patricia Wentworth’s Miss Silver mysteries tend to be of much the same type and quality: a sympathetic romantic pair, some unpleasant friends and relations of the deceased, and a very unpleasant murderer or two. The Brading Collection is no exception. There’s nothing remotely challenging in it, just a cozy British mystery with a hint of romance: fluffy comfort reading.

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