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Through the Wall (Miss Silver #19)

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This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Patricia Wentworth (1878-1961)

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Title:Through the Wall (Miss Silver #19)
Elles, Dora Amy  Writing under the pseudonym: Wentworth, Patricia   
(47 of 51 for author by title)
Unlawful Occasions [Weekend With Death]
Spotlight [AKA Wicked Uncle] (Miss Silver #12)
Published:   1950
Publisher:Hodder and Stoughton Ltd.
Tags:detective, fiction, Miss Silver (Fictional character), mystery, female detectives

A fairly twisty mystery embedded with red herrings. Hard working Marian Brand is the sole heir to her late uncle's estate. There is a lot of money 1950 style (2000 pounds a year!) and a house. The house used to be two houses and was neatly joined years before. By the locking of a few doors, it has again become two houses.

Sadly, all of the other possible and disappointed heirs are in one half. Marian, her sister and her sister's lazy husband move into the other one, but who to trust? Fortunately, Marian has met Richard Cunningham in the most romantic train wreck ever.

Blackmail and murder abound, but Miss Silver is on the scene. This book is unique in that there is an appearance of Miss Silver's favorite niece, Ethel Burkett and Ethel's daughter, Little Josephine. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:341 Info

Author Bio for Elles, Dora Amy

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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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