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Wentworth, Patricia

Works: 403 works in 1,897 publications in 6 languages and 24,894 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Juvenile works 
Classifications: PR6045.E66, 823.912
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Publications about Patricia Wentworth
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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 )
30 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and held by 851 libraries worldwide
When a question of inheritance turns fatal, Miss Silver searches for the killer Jenny has never been one to feel sorry for herself. The illegitimate child of a wealthy man and a statureless woman, she has been an orphan since before she can remember. It is a hard life made bearable only by the kindness of her guardian, an old woman named Miss Garstone, who has always treated Jenny as her own. Struck down by a motorist, “Garsty” dies, whispering to Jenny that her parents were actually married, and she is the rightful heir to the Alington fortune. Miss Garstone was not the only one who knew the secret, and as Jenny grieves, her wealthy cousins work to protect their fortune. When the quiet conflict turns deadly, governess-turned-detective Miss Silver is the only one who can unravel the perplexing family saga
The Chinese Shawl by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
44 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 825 libraries worldwide
Miss Silver helps the London police solve the murder of Tanis Lyle and save her cousin, Laura Fane, and a wounded RAF pilot
Poison in the pen by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
37 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and held by 800 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 )
29 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in English and held by 746 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 gazebo by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
37 editions published between 1955 and 2005 in English and held by 719 libraries worldwide
Miss Silver raakt betrokken bij de moord op een oude tirannieke vrouw op wier huis door diverse mensen een bod is uitgebracht
Miss Silver comes to stay by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
31 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and held by 690 libraries worldwide
On vacation in a tiny village, Miss Silver investigates a murder with a decades-old motive The citizens of Melling are perfectly ordinary—exactly the sort one finds in just about every cozy English village—and to a certain person they might even appear boring. But to Miss Silver, people are always interesting. It has been some years since she gave up work as a governess to become a detective, and her interest in people has served her well. She comes to Melling on vacation—a long postponed visit to an old school chum—but Miss Silver’s business is murder, and her vacations never last long. The town’s prodigal son has returned, wealthy and without nostalgia for the village of his birth. He intends to sell his manor house and be done with Melling forever. But Melling has not finished with him
The ivory dagger by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
40 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 685 libraries worldwide
When a broken engagement leads to murder, Miss Silver hunts for the killerBill 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 fianc & eacute;-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
Through the wall by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
29 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 678 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 Benevent treasure by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
24 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and held by 674 libraries worldwide
Somewhere among the dust and cobwebs of the sinister Benevent Mansion lies the legendary Benevent treasure. But a terrible death has been prophesied for whoever uncovers it. Thankfully Miss Silver arrives, for she is the only one who seems able to divert the curse
Grey mask by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
37 editions published between 1928 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 645 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 catherine-wheel by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
30 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in English and held by 641 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 listening eye by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
30 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 638 libraries worldwide
A deaf woman learns something she shouldn't, and she asks Miss Silver for protection
The clock strikes twelve by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
35 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 627 libraries worldwide
Miss Silver investigates the murder of a great British industrialistThough they share a manor house, the Paradines are not close, and their patriarch does nothing to discourage the petty jealousies that divide wealthy families. A cold figure, James Paradine prefers work to his relations, but on New Year's Eve he convenes the household. Valuable plans have been stolen from his office, and only one person could be to blame. He knows the culprit's name, and gives the thief until midnight to come forward. By midnight, James Paradine is dead. Was it the thief who killed him, or could it have been someone else, acting on different motives entirely' The local constables are baffled, and it is left to prim detective Maud Silver to out the murderer
Vanishing point by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
27 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and held by 616 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"--P. [4] of cover
The silent pool by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
37 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and held by 607 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
The girl in the cellar by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
28 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and German and held by 597 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
The fingerprint by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
32 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and held by 594 libraries worldwide
Miss Silver joins a friend from Scotland Yard to investigate a suspicious suicide
Ladies' Bane by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
21 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and held by 593 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
Eternity ring by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
25 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and German and held by 574 libraries worldwide
Frank Abbott, that scion of the English gentry who was cut out of his grandmother's will when he joined the police force, has for years sat at his esteemed preceptress' feet: those of Maud Silver, governess-turned-private investigator. In the current instance, his own family is involved - not just one of the regiment of cousins scattered up and down the country, but his cousin Cecily, whose father is the closest thing Frank has to his own late father
Latter end by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
29 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 570 libraries worldwide
Miss Silver investigates an unhappy family whose brightest beauty has just been poisonedLois has always dreamed of being a Latter. The Latter brothers are both so attractive-nearly as handsome as their stately manor, Latter End. After she spoils her relationship with one brother, she succeeds with the other, winning his heart with her good looks and the sizeable fortune she had won in her first marriage. But even after they've wed, she never quite fits in with the family. Still, she hardly expects them to kill her. But that's just what the psychic Memnon warns her of: poison. She laughs it off and so does everyone else, but then, like clockwork, she is dead. The police call it murder. The weapon' Poison, of course. It is a tantalizing case, complicated by the bitterness that infests Latter End, and only the brilliant Maud Silver, once a governess, now a detective, is up to the challenge
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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
English (615)
German (5)
Portuguese (2)
Italian (2)
French (1)
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