This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Patricia Wentworth (1878-1961)
|Title:||Poison in the Pen (Miss Silver #29)|
|Publisher:||Hodder & Stoughton|
|Tags:||detective, fiction, Miss Silver (Fictional character), mystery, female detectives|
When a mysterious suicide follows an outbreak of poison pen letters in the quiet village of Tilling Green, Miss Silver is asked by Scotland yard to investigate. Miss Silver is their 'secret weapon'! She pulls out her knitting and people just seem to relax and tell her everything! Three people fall victim to this demented killer before Miss Silver is able to put together the clues and bring another killer to justice. [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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