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Down Under

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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:Down Under
Author:Elles, Dora Amy  Writing under the pseudonym: Wentworth, Patricia
Published:   1937
Publisher:J. B. Lippincott Company
Tags:fiction, mystery, detective and mystery stories
Description:This is part of a different series heavy on secret crime organizations, evil plots for world domination, and girls in peril. All about a master criminal who retreats to his secret lair underground in an abandoned mine with his family. To keep them from getting bored, he periodically kidnaps people and brings them to live 'down under.' Oh, and there's a prehistoric and/or supernatural evil shark/fish living in an underground stream. [Suggest a different description.]
Comments:Benbow Smith #4
Pages:202 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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