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Wentworth, Patricia

Overview
Works: 279 works in 1,946 publications in 9 languages and 26,352 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery stories, English 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6045.E66, 823.912
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Publications about Patricia Wentworth
Publications by Patricia Wentworth
Publications by Patricia Wentworth, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Patricia Wentworth
 
Most widely held works by Patricia Wentworth
The Alington inheritance by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
43 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 932 libraries worldwide
When 17-year-old orphan Jenny Hill discovers that she is the rightful owner of the Alington estate, she searches for the paperwork to prove it. When Jenny overhears her relatives plotting against her, she flees. It will take all of Miss Silver's wiles to cut this familial knot without getting hopelessly ensnared
The Chinese Shawl by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
55 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 869 libraries worldwide
When Laura Fane travels to war-torn London for her inheritance, she meets her poisonous cousin Tanis. Through her, Laura meets and falls in love with a wounded RAF pilot, making Tanis jealous. When Tanis is killed, it becomes obvious that several surprising individuals have strong motives for murder. It will take Miss Silver's astute powers of observations to save the couple
Poison in the pen by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
47 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 830 libraries worldwide
When anonymous poison pen letters and unexplained death occur in the quiet, proper English village of Tilling Green, Detective Frank Abbott of Scotland Yard sends spinster sleuth Miss Silver to investigate
Out of the past by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
35 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 797 libraries worldwide
A desperate man’s quest for money leads to murder, and Miss Silver hunts for the killer Carmona is lucky not to marry Alan Field. Charming though he may be, the young man is a rascal, and though her heart breaks when he disappears on the eve of their wedding, she is surely much better off. By the time she learns that Alan has decamped for South America, she has already given her heart to a more deserving suitor. Several years later, Alan reappears—desperate for money and as charming as ever. An author is writing a biography of Alan’s late father, and it is up to the prodigal son to go through his father’s letters. He finds a bundle of scandalous correspondence, and begins to form a plan. It begins as blackmail, but quickly spins out of control. By the time the first body appears, the prim detective Maud Silver is already on the case
The ivory dagger by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
50 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 758 libraries worldwide
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
Vanishing point by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
49 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 757 libraries worldwide
Nothing much ever seemed to happen in the sleepy village of Hazel Green apart from the occasional tea-party, spiced with local gossip. Until Maggie Bell went out one evening for a breath of fresh air and never came back. Could Maggie's disappearance be linked to security leaks at the nearby Air Ministry? Or is a sinister scheme being hatched closer to home? Miss Silver is called in to solve the mystery just as a second person goes missing
Miss Silver comes to stay by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
44 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 755 libraries worldwide
When James Lessiter returns to Lenton after many years to claim his family estate, his reappearance opens old wounds never healed. Then he is found bludgeoned to death by a fire poker and the suspects are too numerous to count. Thank heavens Miss Silver is in town to visit a friend
The Benevent Treasure by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
33 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and French and held by 749 libraries worldwide
Invited to live with her two great-aunts, the Misses Cara and Olivia Benevent, Candida Sayle has no home of her own and accepts. But the offer takes on an eerie quality when the aunts recall the family legacy -- the Benevent Treasure that brings death to all who touch it. When Candida becomes reacquainted with local architect Stephen Eversley, he worries for her safety and calls in Miss Silver. But she is already on the case, investigating the mysterious disappearance years earlier of a man sho worked for the sisters, and knew a bit too much, perhaps, about the Benevent Treasure
The traveller returns by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
52 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 745 libraries worldwide
A noblewoman seems to come back from the dead, and Miss Silver must help verify her identityAnne Jocelyn has been dead for some time. She and a friend were killed trying to escape the first German assault on France; her husband, Phillip, survived to bring back her body for burial, after which he joined the war against the monsters who slaughtered his wife. That was three years ago, and now Anne Jocelyn has returned to England. Looking and talking exactly like Phillip's wife, she insists that he mistook her friend's body for her own, and buried it by mistake. After three years hiding from the Nazis, she has finally escaped to come back to him. He doesn't believe her, but she doesn't care. As far as she's concerned she is Anne Jocelyn, and the dead woman's riches are her own. Only the brilliant Maud Silver will be able to divine who should be believed
The gazebo by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
40 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in English and French and held by 741 libraries worldwide
Although Althea Graham's hypochondriac mother rarely visited the gazebo on their property, she is found dead there one morning. So Althea and her longtime fiance are finally free to marry. They are also the chief suspects. Fortunately Miss Silver is a friend of Althea's
Through the wall by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
32 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 727 libraries worldwide
There are bitter scenes in the Brand family when Martin Brand dies and leaves his large estate not to his widowed sister-in-law but to Marion, his young niece whom he had only met once in his life. For Marion, the prospect of sharing her new home with Martin's predatory relations is not a happy one, and when a battered body wearing her coat is found on the beach her unhappiness turns to panic. Will Miss Silver find the murderer before the next killing?
The Catherine-Wheel by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
41 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 695 libraries worldwide
There was certainly a heavy air of intrigue and mystery emanating from the old inn high up on the cliff top. The Catherine-Wheel had once been a home for pirates and smugglers, but now it looked like it was harbouring a murderer. It had begun with a newspaper, inviting descendants of the late innkeeper, Jeremiah Taverner, to stay for a weekend at the inn. A mixed bunch arrived at the family reunion, eager to discover the secrets of their ancestry. But one of them is hideously murdered ... Scotland Yard, already suspicious of drug smuggling in the area, sends Maud Silver to investigate before the fireworks begin
The clock strikes twelve by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
41 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 695 libraries worldwide
Miss Silver investigates the murder of a great British industrialist. Though they share a manor house, the Paradines are not close, and their patriarch does nothing to discourage the petty jealousies that divide wealthy families
The silent pool by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
49 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 693 libraries worldwide
An actress who fears her life is threatened comes to Miss Silver for helpMrs. Smith is not the first woman who has come to Maud Silver, the genteel private detective, claiming that someone is trying to kill her. She tells a story of attempted poisoning, a shove down a flight of stairs, and a house full of relatives who might want to push her out of the way. Miss Silver is intrigued, not least because this is not Mrs. Smith. Despite her attempt at a disguise, the detective recognizes the woman as Adriana Ford, the grand dame of the London stage. Mrs. Smith was a ruse; the attempts on her life are quite real. There is soon a body at Adriana's country estate, but it is not the actress who has been killed. Fully interested, Miss Silver travels to the house, where she learns that the actress is not the only one who tells lies
Grey mask by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
38 editions published between 1928 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 688 libraries worldwide
Charles is appalled to discover that his ex-girl friend is a co-conspirator planning a vicious crime. How did she come to be involved? And who is the terrifying masked man who has her in his thrall? Miss Silver is called to investigate
The listening eye by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
43 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 688 libraries worldwide
Paulina Paine was buried under her house during the Blitz. She spent twenty-four hours trapped underneath the rubble, where the silence was absolute as the grave, and only after she escaped did she realize that the bomb that spared her life had taken her hearing. With difficulty, she learned to read lips -- an invaluable skill that may soon get her killed. She is at an art gallery when, quite by chance, she spies an interesting conversation across the room. Without meaning to, she eavesdrops, and learns of a shocking plan to commit a most fearsome robbery. She doesn't know what to do until she learns that, after she left, the two men asked after her, and learned about her special talent. Now only the demure detective Maud Silver can halt the robbery and save Paulina's life
The fingerprint by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
39 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and French and held by 679 libraries worldwide
Miss Silver joins a friend from Scotland Yard to investigate a suspicious suicideFrank Abbott's vacations never last very long, and his trip to Field End is no exception. He has hardly enjoyed a moment of Jonathan Field's hospitality before tragedy strikes. A niece ventures into old Jonathan's study at night to ask him a question, and finds him stone cold with a revolver by his hand. An obvious suicide, it seems, but Inspector Abbott is not so sure. He asks his friend Maud Silver, the brilliant detective, for assistance. She agrees it must be murder. But who is the killer' Assisting their investigation is the dead man's strange habit of fingerprinting all who come to visit. But there are fingerprints all over the house, and solving this murder will require Miss Silver's particularly delicate touch
The girl in the cellar by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
32 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and French and held by 653 libraries worldwide
A woman suffers amnesia as she regains consciousness to find herself standing on cellar steps with a dead girl down below. As she flees she runs into Miss Silver, who takes on this most mysterious case
Ladies' Bane by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
24 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and French and held by 638 libraries worldwide
Immediately on her arrival at Ladies' House--a medieval manor house known by a sinister local legend as Ladies' Bane--Ione Muir realizes that all is not right with her newly married sister, Allegra. When it becomes obvious that Allegra is under the influence of narcotics, Miss Silver is called in to investigate the mysterious goings on at the frightening mansion
Lonesome road by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
32 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 613 libraries worldwide
There were times when Rachel Treherne fervently wished that her beloved father had left his fortune to somebody else, so overburdened did she feel with the administration of her estate. And never more so than now for, although she was surrounded by relatives who depended on her, whom she loved and who must surely love her, there was no doubt in her mind that somebody was trying to kill her
 
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Alternative Names
Dillon, Dora Amy 1878-1961
Elles, Dora Amy.
Elles, Dora Amy 1878-1961
Turnbull, Dora Amy.
Turnbull, Dora Amy 1878-1961
Ventvorta, Patrīcija
Wentworth, Patricia pseud
Вентворт, Патриция 1878-1961
ウェントワース, パトリシア
エレス, ドラ・エイミー
Languages
English (684)
French (74)
Dutch (23)
Spanish (11)
Russian (6)
Italian (5)
Finnish (4)
Portuguese (2)
Czech (1)
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