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Wentworth, Patricia

Works: 346 works in 1,922 publications in 2 languages and 25,514 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Juvenile works 
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 )
35 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and held by 892 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 )
42 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in English and held by 828 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 )
37 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and held by 797 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 )
31 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in English and held by 764 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 )
38 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in English and held by 738 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
The ivory dagger by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
40 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and held by 721 libraries worldwide
When Lila Dryden is discovered standing over the dead body of her irritating fiance with a dagger in her hand, Miss Silver is called in to investigate. What her patience and particular genius uncover is Lila's talent for sleepwalking, the return of her former lover, and the victim's entire staff and circle of acquaintances -- all of whom occasionally wished him dead
The Benevent Treasure by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
27 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and held by 709 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
Miss Silver comes to stay by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
31 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and held by 698 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
Through the wall by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
31 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 692 libraries worldwide
Ther 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
The clock strikes twelve by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
40 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 670 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
Grey mask by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
36 editions published between 1928 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 666 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 )
31 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in English and held by 656 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 silent pool by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
39 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and held by 649 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 listening eye by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
31 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 646 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 )
34 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and held by 645 libraries worldwide
Miss Silver joins a friend from Scotland Yard to investigate a suspicious suicide
Vanishing point by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
30 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and held by 636 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 girl in the cellar by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
27 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and held by 621 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 )
22 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and held by 612 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
Pilgrim's Rest by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
23 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 597 libraries worldwide
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
Lonesome road by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
26 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 584 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
English (643)
Italian (2)
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