WorldCat Identities

Wentworth, Patricia

Works: 379 works in 2,193 publications in 7 languages and 26,443 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Novels  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 Chinese Shawl by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

48 editions published between 1943 and 2012 in English and Russian and held by 692 WorldCat member 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 )

40 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in English and held by 638 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 )

37 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 626 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
The Alington inheritance by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

38 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member 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 Benevent Treasure by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

34 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in English and French and held by 588 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
The gazebo by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

42 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member 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
Miss Silver comes to stay by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

32 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and held by 583 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 )

42 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in English and German and held by 577 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 traveller returns by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

44 editions published between 1945 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 559 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
Through the wall by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

35 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in English and held by 559 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 )

37 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in English and German and held by 550 WorldCat member 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 clock strikes twelve by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

48 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in English and German and held by 550 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
Pilgrim's Rest by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

29 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 544 WorldCat member 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 510 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 : a Miss Silver mystery by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

43 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and German and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Miss Silver thriller."
Lonesome road by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

31 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 455 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
The key by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

29 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in English and Russian and held by 447 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
Eternity ring by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

26 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and Russian and held by 437 WorldCat member 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
The case of William Smith by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

34 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member 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 415 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
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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 (682)

French (23)

German (17)

Russian (7)

Italian (3)

Dutch (3)

Swedish (1)

Poison in the penOut of the pastThe Alington inheritanceThe Benevent TreasureThe gazeboMiss Silver comes to stayThe ivory daggerThe traveller returns