Most widely held works about Patricia Wentworth
Most widely held works by Patricia Wentworth
The Alington inheritance by Patricia Wentworth ( Book )
29 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 721 libraries worldwide
Pretty, seventeen-year-old orphan Jenny Hill finds it hard to believe when her dying guardian tells her that she is the rightful heir of the Alington estate. The proof lies in a letter in an old chest; but Jenny can't find the papers. 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 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.
The gazebo by Patricia Wentworth ( Book )
39 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 684 libraries worldwide
Miss Silver raakt betrokken bij de moord op een oude tirannieke vrouw op wier huis door diverse mensen een bod is uitgebracht.
Poison in the pen by Patricia Wentworth ( Book )
40 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 673 libraries worldwide
When a mysterious suicide follows an outbreak of poison pen letters in the quiet village of Tilling Green, Detective Inspector Frank Abbott of Scotland Yard dispatches Miss Silver to investigate. It soon becomes apparent to Miss Silver that the suicide was murder and that there is a vicious and determined killer at work.
The Chinese shawl by Patricia Wentworth ( Book )
39 editions published between 1943 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 625 libraries worldwide
There are so many people who want Tanis Lyle dead that, when she is finally murdered at night in the Priory ruins, it requires Miss Silver to separate the determinedly guilty from the reluctantly innocent. And first she has to solve the mystery of the Chinese shawl.
The Benevent treasure by Patricia Wentworth ( Book )
24 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in English and French and held by 566 libraries worldwide
While on vacaation atthe seashore, Candida Sayle takes the recommendation of two old ladies dressed in black that she go for a nice walk along the seashore. High tide doesn't occur until 11 P.M., so she has plenty of time for a stroll .... but the old ladies are wrong, and Candida soon finds herself trapped on the tiny ledge of a very high cliff by a tide that came rolling in .... The teen-ager is rescued by a young man who is studying to be an architect. When they get back to the hotel, the two ladies in black have vanished. Five years pass while Candida, who is an orphan, nurses her aunt Barbara through her final illness. After her aunt's death, Candida receives a letter from the Benevent sisters, inviting her to come live on the ancestral estate with them. They represent a branch of the family that would have nothing to do with Candida's grandmother after her marriage. Nevertheless Candida decides to pay a prolonged visit with her great-aunts (whom she has never met), since she has nowhere else go. Candida makes a well-mannered entrance to the old, Elizabethan family manor at tea-time and we get our first glimpse of the two great-aunts: forbidding, ramrod-stiff Cara (the youngest sister); and timid Olivia. Right away, the mysteries begin to pile up. Candida dozes off for a second while her Great-Aunt Cara is droning on about the proud family lineage, and she dreams that her two old relatives are actually the women in black who tried to drown her five years past. The hidden family treasure (emerald buttons, gold plate, a golden figurine by Cellini) is mentioned. Mysterious hints are dropped as to the disappearance of the Benevents' previous secretary along with a portion of the family jewels. No wonder Candida sees someone creeping into her bedroom through a hidden entrance in the middle of the night, and decides to seek Miss Maud Silver's help!
The ivory dagger by Patricia Wentworth ( Book )
35 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 563 libraries worldwide
Le bureau de Herbert Whitall offre une vision de cauchemar au petit matin : l'homme a été poignardé durant la nuit à l'aide d'une dague d'ivoire. Miss Silver s'avoue quelque peu désorientée ...
Out of the past by Patricia Wentworth ( Book )
29 editions published between 1953 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 560 libraries worldwide
Een oude vrouwelijke privédetective raakt betrokken bij de moord op een jonge man die zich erg ongeliefd heeft gemaakt door zijn omgeving te chanteren.
The traveller returns by Patricia Wentworth ( Book )
38 editions published between 1945 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 553 libraries worldwide
Three and a half years is a long time to be dead, as Lady Anne Jocelyn discovers when she returns from Occupied France to find a tombstone to her memory in the family burial ground. Varying degrees of welcome prove to Lady Anne that "the living close their ranks." Only Lyndall Armitage is wholeheartedly glad to have her back. Her husband's attorney points out to him that to reject his wife might bear unpleasant implications, she having left a not inconsiderable fortune. At last, Sir Philip yields to Anne's plea for a six-month retrial of their old marriage. But a murder raises old doubts, and he thinks longingly again of Lyndall, with whom he is in love. It takes two murders, an attempted third, and the unobtrusively ubiquitous Miss Silver to prove Sir Philip's theory regarding his young wife's return from the dead.
Miss Silver comes to stay by Patricia Wentworth ( Book )
29 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 550 libraries worldwide
Maud Silver is taking a short holiday. Accepting an invitation to see her old schoolfriend, Celia Voycey, appears to be the ideal break. But it turns out not to be the quiet restful time she had in mind. Complicated past relationships from more than twenty years ago have come back to haunt several of Melling's inhabitants. Who would have thought that the sleepy village would be home to a vicious blackmailer, an embezzler and a murderer?
The listening eye by Patricia Wentworth ( Book )
30 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 534 libraries worldwide
No one would ever have guessed that Paulina Paine was deaf, and that her ability to lip-read was astonishing. So the two men who met one day during the showing of a new art exhibition did not realise until too late that the middle-aged tweedy figure sitting out of earshot could understand every word they said. And it had been no ordinary conversation. In fact, Paulina was so shaken by its implications that she went to see Miss Silver straight away. As the violence escalates, Miss Silver finds herself at a very tense house party where all the guests are linked in some way to Paulina. And one of them is a killer...
The clock strikes twelve by Patricia Wentworth ( Book )
39 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 524 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.
The silent pool by Patricia Wentworth ( Book )
36 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 508 libraries worldwide
Another case for Miss Silver - sock-knitting sleuth extraordinaire. Adriana Ford, a former actress, has always enjoyed being the focus of attention. Until, that is, that focus seems to be centred on hastening her death. First she felt herself being pushed downstairs. Then there was the bowl of poisoned mushroom soup. When she found one of her tablets tampered with, it was the last straw. She approaches Miss Silver discreetly and is given some sound advice, which she chooses to ignore.Then Adriana throws one of her celebrated parties and invites everybody she knows. It is only when one of her rather less successful friends is found murdered wearing her coat that Miss Silver is called in to investigate.
Through the wall by Patricia Wentworth ( Book )
27 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in English and French and held by 500 libraries worldwide
Martin Brand's relatives are furious that he's left his large estate to his niece, Marion, whom he had only met once. And Marion is upset that she has to share her new home with Martin's family. Then a body is found on the beach wearing her coat. Fortunately Miss Silver is on the scene.
Pilgrim's Rest by Patricia Wentworth ( Book )
24 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 499 libraries worldwide
The Catherine-Wheel by Patricia Wentworth ( Book )
29 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 494 libraries worldwide
The Catherine-Wheel, the old inn high in the cliff top, once a home for pirates and smugglers, is now the scene of a murder. Following an advert in the paper, a mixed bunch has turned up for a family reunion, eager to discover the secrets of their ancestry and one has been hideously murdered. Maud Silver investigates.
Grey mask by Patricia Wentworth ( Book )
30 editions published between 1928 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 484 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 fingerprint by Patricia Wentworth ( Book )
29 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 479 libraries worldwide
When she found the body of her beloved Uncle Jonathan, Georgina's mind went blank. Instinctively, she stooped to pick up the revolver, thus becoming the prime suspect - especially as she stood to inherit a large fortune. But Uncle Jonathan had a second, secret will and the beneficiary is the wide-eyed, seemingly innocent Mirrie Fields. There is also the puzzle of the missing fingerprint. It was the showpiece of Uncle Jonathan's collection, acquired from a self-confessed murderer...who is still at large. Now the print has been torn from its album and Miss Maud Silver is determined to find out if it provides a clue to the killer's identity.
The Brading collection by Patricia Wentworth ( Book )
22 editions published between 1950 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 470 libraries worldwide
Latter end by Patricia Wentworth ( Book )
31 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 467 libraries worldwide
Miss Silver investigates...Things had never been quite the same at Latter End since Lois had taken over. Suddenly life seemed to be an endless succession of bitter family rows - which Lois, needless to say, invariably won. More than one person at Latter End found themselves stretched to the limit by Lois and her bullying, and it was only a matter of time before somebody snapped. It was unthinkable of course... but if anyone ever murdered Lois Latter, it would be very embarrassing to discover just how many people might have wished her dead.
Eternity ring by Patricia Wentworth ( Book )
25 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 412 libraries worldwide
Detective Sergeant Frank Abbott asks Miss Maud Silver for help when Mary Stokes reports having witnessed the murder of a woman wearing unusual earrings in the "eternity ring" pattern, but no one can find the body.
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Elles, Dora Amy, 1878-1961
Turnbull, Dora Amy, 1878-1961
Wentworth, Patricia, pseud.
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