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Wentworth, Patricia

Works: 379 works in 2,193 publications in 7 languages and 26,443 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works 
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 Chinese Shawl by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
48 editions published between 1943 and 2012 in English and Russian and held by 686 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
Out of the past by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
37 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 624 libraries worldwide
James and Carmona Hardwick are spending the summer playing host to numerous friends and relatives in an old Hardwick family residence by the sea. The arrival of Alan Field, a devastatingly handsome though shady figure from Carmona's past, destroys the holiday atmosphere in the ugly old house and replaces it with mounting tension, culminating in murder. Fortunately for the Hardwicks and their guests, Miss Silver is present to unravel the secrets from the past -- secrets the killer will stop at nothing to keep hidden
The Alington inheritance by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
38 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in English and held by 607 libraries worldwide
"The pretty, seventeen-year-old orphan Jenny Hill finds it hard to believe when her dying guardian tells her that she is the rightful owner of the Alington estate and that the proof lies in a letter in an old chest. Jenny can't find the papers, and by the time she goes to live at Alington House to act as governess for the two young girls living there she has completely dismissed the idea. But her unscrupulous relatives know the truth and will do anything in an effort to keep control of the property. One night young Jenny overhears them plotting against her, and she flees the house. Her discovery marks her for murder. After the sharp-eyed Miss Silver steps onto the scene to investigate, the tension erupts into a seething climax of events."--P. [4] of cover
The gazebo by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
42 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in English and held by 584 libraries worldwide
For Althea Graham, suffering the whims of her malevolent invalid of a mother, the old family home is a prison. But when two strangely competitive offers for the Grahams' house are made to her it suggests that the house may hold some dark rewarding secret. Then old Mrs. Graham is found murdered in the gazebo
The ivory dagger by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
42 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in English and German and held by 572 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 Catherine-Wheel by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
37 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in English and German and held by 551 libraries worldwide
There was certainly a heavy air of intrigue and mystery emanating from the old inn high on the cliff top, once a home for pirates and smugglers, now it appeated to be harbouring a murderer. During a reunion of relatives-the descendants of the late inn-keeper, all eager to discover the secrets of their ancestry-a man was murdered. But Scotland Yard, already suspicious of dope smuggling in the area, has Miss Silver right there!
The clock strikes twelve by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
48 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in English and German and held by 544 libraries worldwide
Miss Maude Silver is asked to unravel the mystery of who killed old Mr. James Paradine when he is found dead on the first day of 1943 after an acrimonious New Year's Eve gathering with his family
Pilgrim's Rest by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
28 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 544 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
The listening eye by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
42 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in English and French and held by 509 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 )
43 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and German and held by 500 libraries worldwide
"A Miss Silver thriller."
The key by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
29 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in English and Russian and held by 447 libraries worldwide
It's nearing the end of WWII, and Michael Harsch has been working for the government on a secret project for years. Finally, he is ready to hand over the precious formula for a groundbreaking new explosive-harschite. But the next morning, he is found dead, shot in the church where he used to go and play the organ. It looks like suicide, but Sir George Rendel believes otherwise. He knows that Harsch was due to deliver the formula-they'd made an appointment for later that day, and Harsch was always very punctilious about his appointments. Sir George is determined to see the murderer caught. But when the police nail the wrong man, there's nothing for it but to bring in Miss Silver ... much to the chagrin of Chief Inspector Lamb
The case of William Smith by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
34 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 435 libraries worldwide
William Smith lost his memory in the war and asks Miss Maud Silver to investigate his earlier life and learn whether or not an old enemy is out to harm him
Ladies' Bane by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
26 editions published between 1952 and 2018 in English and held by 416 libraries worldwide
"Ladies' Bane- it was a curious name for a house. But visiting it for the first time Ione found it a curious house. Curious, and rather frightening. They said in the village that anyone who was its mistress would lose the thing she cared for most. And its present mistress was Allegra- Ione's sister. They had not met for two years. Appointments had been made but not kept. Visits had been postponed time and time again. There had been excuse after excuse. And then, suddenly Ione found herself not only invited but positively urged to come. To begin with she had been puzzled. But soon she was not only worried, but badly, deeply scared ... Thank heavens Miss Silver was in town"--Page 4 of cover
Lo smemorato di colonia by Patricia Wentworth( Book )
2 editions published between 1930 and 1997 in Italian and held by 3 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Dillon, Dora Amy 1878-1961
Elles D.A.
Elles D.A. 1878-1961
Elles, Dora Amy.
Elles, Dora Amy 1878-1961
Patricia Wentworth britische Kriminalschriftstellerin
Patricia Wentworth Brits auteur
Patricia Wentworth écrivain britannique
Patricia Wentworth escritora británica
Patricia Wentworth scrittrice britannica
Turnbull, Dora Amy.
Turnbull, Dora Amy 1878-1961
Ventvorta, Patrīcija
Wenthworth, Patricia
Wentworth P.
Wentworth P. 1878-1961
Wentworth, Patricia pseud
Вентворт П
Вентворт П. 1878-1961
Вентворт, Патриция 1878-1961
Патриция Вентворт
Эллис Д.Э
Эллис Д.Э. 1878-1961
ウェントワース, パトリシア
エレス, ドラ・エイミー
English (458)
German (17)
French (9)
Russian (6)
Dutch (3)
Italian (2)
Swedish (1)
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