WorldCat Identities

Wentworth, Patricia

Works: 312 works in 1,904 publications in 6 languages and 24,686 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery stories, English 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6045.E66, 823.912
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Most widely held works about Patricia Wentworth
Most widely held works by Patricia Wentworth
The Alington inheritance by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

38 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member 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 gazebo by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

41 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in English and French and held by 714 WorldCat member 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
Poison in the pen by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

45 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and French and held by 689 WorldCat member 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 )

40 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 677 WorldCat member 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
Miss Silver comes to stay by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

41 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 619 WorldCat member 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 ivory dagger by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

41 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in English and German and held by 613 WorldCat member 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 )

31 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in English and French and held by 612 WorldCat member 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
Vanishing point by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

38 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and French and held by 611 WorldCat member 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
Through the wall by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

30 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member 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 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There was certainly a heavy air of intrigue and mystery emanating from the old inn high 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 began with an advertisement in the paper requesting descendants of the late innkeeper, Jeremiah Taverner, to stay for a weekend at the inn. They arrived, a mixed assortment, at the family reunion eager to discover the secrets of their ancestry. But one of them was then hideously murdered, bringing the inn's stormy past into frightening focus. Scotland Yard, already suspicious of drug smuggling in the area, sends Maud Silver to investigate
The traveller returns by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

46 editions published between 1945 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three 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. It takes two murders, an attempted third, and the unobtrusively ubiquitous Miss Silver to prove Sir Philip's theory regarding the return of his wife
The clock strikes twelve by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

47 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member 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 )

38 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An actress who fears her life is threatened comes to Miss Silver for help Mrs. 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 & rsquo;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 )

39 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in English and French and held by 547 WorldCat member 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 )

38 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and German and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Miss Silver thriller."
Ladies' Bane by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

22 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member 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
The girl in the cellar by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

28 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and French and held by 525 WorldCat member 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 key by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

26 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in English and Russian and held by 482 WorldCat member 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
Lonesome road by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

30 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Miss Silver mystery. 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 the 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. Threatening letters could be ignored, odd tasting chocolates can be rejected but when snakes are left in her bed, Rachel is convinced that someone means her terrible harm. Her only chance of a future life lay with Miss Silver, and Miss Silver was well on the way to unmasking the murderer when they struck again
Grey mask by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

35 editions published between 1928 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Charles was jilted at the altar by Margaret, he discovers that she is mixed up in a vicious kidnapping plot masterminded by a sinister figure in a grey mask. Charles turns to Miss Silver to uncover the strange truth behind Margaret's complicity, and the identity of the terrifying and mysterious individual behind the grey mask
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The girl in the cellar
Alternative Names
Dillon, Dora Amy 1878-1961

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 scrittrice britannica

Patricia Wentworth skieuse alpine autrichienne

Turnbull, Dora Amy.

Turnbull, Dora Amy 1878-1961

Ventvorta, Patrīcija

Wentworth P. 1878-1961

Wentworth, Patricia pseud

Вентворт П. 1878-1961

Вентворт, Патриция 1878-1961

Патриция Вентворт

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 (641)

French (67)

German (16)

Italian (3)

Russian (3)

Dutch (3)

The gazeboPoison in the penOut of the pastMiss Silver comes to stayThe ivory daggerThe Benevent TreasureVanishing pointThrough the wall