WorldCat Identities

Wentworth, Patricia

Overview
Works: 384 works in 2,273 publications in 6 languages and 26,477 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Novels  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6045.E66, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Patricia Wentworth
 
Most widely held works by Patricia Wentworth
The gazebo by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

46 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 683 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
The Chinese Shawl by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

50 editions published between 1943 and 2012 in English and Russian and held by 676 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 )

43 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in English and held by 629 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 )

38 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 622 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 devastantingly 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 )

35 editions published between 1948 and 2017 in English and Russian and held by 589 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 Benevent Treasure by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

35 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in English and French and held by 584 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 ivory dagger by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

42 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in English and German and held by 566 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
Through the wall by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

35 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in English and held by 564 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 )

39 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 551 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 Alington inheritance by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

41 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in English and held by 545 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 clock strikes twelve by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

50 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 542 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 )

31 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 537 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 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."
The listening eye by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

43 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in English and French and held by 499 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
Lonesome road by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

34 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 467 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
Latter End by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

37 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 invariably won. When she is murdered, it is up to Miss Silver to discover her killer
The key by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

29 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 443 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
The case of William Smith by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

37 editions published between 1948 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Smith lost his memory in the war, but uncovering his true identity doesn't seem to matter much to him until he falls in love. After several strange accidents threaten him, Smith begins to worry about his past and seeks Miss Silver's counsel. Filled with the spine-tingling suspense Patricia Wentworth's novels are famous for
Eternity ring by Patricia Wentworth( Book )

28 editions published between 1948 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 436 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
 
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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

パトリシア・ウェントワース

Languages
English (672)

French (22)

German (17)

Russian (10)

Dutch (3)

Swedish (1)

Covers
The Chinese ShawlPoison in the penOut of the pastMiss Silver comes to stayThe Benevent TreasureThe ivory daggerThrough the wallThe Catherine-Wheel