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|Title:||The Fingerprint (Miss Silver #30)|
|Publisher:||Hodder and Stoughton Ltd.|
|Tags:||detective, fiction, Miss Silver (Fictional character), mystery, female detectives|
Jonathan Fields collects fingerprints, and loves to show them off to visitors and tell their stories. His best story is that he has the prints of a murderer who was never caught. When he is later found shot, that page of his album is torn out. Is there a connection? Or is the murderer his ward, Georgina Grey, who found him and picked up the gun? Fields had just disinherited her--or has he?--in favor of a new-found impoverished relative, Mirrie Fields, who has secrets of her own. Inspector Frank Abbot is unsurprised when Miss Silver shows up, with her everlasting knitting, to put things right. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Elles, Dora Amy
Dora Amy Elles (November 10, 1878 - January 28, 1961) wrote under the pen name of Patricia Wentworth. She was a British crime writer, best known for her Miss Silver Mysteries, though she also wrote romantic novels. Miss Silver is frequently compared to Agatha Christie's Jane Marple, though Patricia Wentworth's first Miss Silver novel pre-dated Agatha Christie's first Miss Marple novel by two years, and may well have inspired Agatha Christie.
In Marion Shaw & Sabine Vanacker's book Reflecting on Miss Marple, they said: "while Miss Marple may receive ten times the attention as Miss Silver, ... the woefully neglected Miss Silver is the real deal - a professional investigator and a stand-up woman, a true forerunner of all future female private eyes."
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