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Anna, Where Are You? [AKA Death at Deep End] (Miss Silver #20)

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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:Anna, Where Are You? [AKA Death at Deep End] (Miss Silver #20)
Elles, Dora Amy  Writing under the pseudonym: Wentworth, Patricia   
(2 of 51 for author by title)
The Astonishing Adventure of Jane Smith
The Alington Inheritance (Miss Silver #31)
Published:   1953
Publisher:Hodder and Stoughton Limited
Tags:detective, England, fiction, Miss Silver (Fictional character), mystery, female detectives

When Thomasina stops hearing from her old school friend Anna, she worries because Anna has no family and no other friends, and wouldn't stop writing unless something were wrong. While her cousin Peter rants at her for doing anything at all, Thomasina stands up to him and reports to the police, then hires Miss Silver to investigate Anna's last position at a partially-bombed-out country manor house. Miss Silver finds a would-be artistic community surrounding the master of the house, Peverell Craddock, a bully of a man who has his wealthy wife and her children firmly under his thumb. Still not satisfied, Thomasina goes to the community herself, followed quickly by an enraged Peter (how dare a woman do something he told her not to??). Soon, though, the situation spirals out of hand; someone ends up dead, and it's up to Miss Silver to keep everyone else safe. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:198 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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