This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Patricia Wentworth (1878-1961)
|Title:||She Came Back [AKA The Traveller Returns] (Miss Silver #9)|
|Publisher:||J. B. Lippincott Company|
|Tags:||detective, fiction, Miss Silver (Fictional character), mystery, female detectives|
Set during WWII, Richard Jocelyn's wife has returned from the dead. Is it a case of mistaken identity? That is to be resolved. Throw in possible Nazi spies, murders, while it's not full of action, the mystery is interesting and there is an ongoing undercurrent of menace and threat. Maude Silver is a retired governess, become detective, who seems to do most of her work from her armchair as she knits wool socks for nephews and other family members. People who she meets, by chance, are drawn to her and she finds herself involved in this case almost by accident. Using her strong intuition, she provides valuable clues to the police; Sgt Abbott, who adores her and his boss, Inspector Lamb, who isn't quite so enamoured, but still doesn't mind using her skills at deduction. [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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