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The Watersplash (Miss Silver #21)

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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:The Watersplash (Miss Silver #21)
Elles, Dora Amy  Writing under the pseudonym: Wentworth, Patricia   
(50 of 51 for author by title)
Who Pays the Piper? [Account Rendered] (Ernest Lamb #2)
Vanishing Point (Miss Silver #25)
Published:   1954
Publisher:Hodder and Stoughton Ltd.
Tags:detective, fiction, Miss Silver (Fictional character), mystery, female detectives

All is not right in the picturesque village of Greenings. Arnold Ransom has inherited his brother's fortune and manor, thanks to a will written when his brother believed their nephew Edward was dead--Edward would have inherited it all. Now Edward has returned, with no word where he's been for five years, and Arnold refuses to give him anything. Then a local gardener decides to try his luck with a little blackmail, and ends up dead in the watersplash at the edge of town. Then a local nurse--who has been trying desperately to get Edward's attention, with no luck--also decides to have a go at blackmail. But before coming to Greenings, she had talked to Miss Silver about what she knew, and now Miss Silver is coming to Greenings to sort it all out--though perhaps not in time for at least one person. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:165 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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