This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Patricia Wentworth (1878-1961)
|Title:||Pilgrim's Rest [AKA Dark Threat] (Miss Silver #10)|
|Publisher:||J. B. Lippincott Company|
|Tags:||detective, fiction, Miss Silver (Fictional character), mystery, female detectives|
When Judy's sister and her husband are killed in an air raid, Judy inherits their four-year-old daughter Penny. Desperate for a job that will let her keep Penny, Judy accepts a position as housemaid at a large country house called Pilgrim's Rest. But there's nothing restful at Pilgrim's Rest. Roger Pilgrim's father has just died under suspicious circumstances, and two attempts have been made on his own life, which sends him to Miss Silver. She joins the party at Pilgrim's Rest, which includes two elderly aunts, a cousin who got bashed up in the war, his nurse, a butler and his wife, and now Judy and Penny. As more people get murdered and secrets come to light, will Miss Silver save the day? [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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