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Spotlight [Wicked Uncle] (Miss Silver #12)


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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:Spotlight [Wicked Uncle] (Miss Silver #12)
Author:Elles, Dora Amy  Writing under the pseudonym: Wentworth, Patricia
Published:   1947
Publisher:Hodder and Stoughton Ltd.
Tags:fiction, Miss Silver (Fictitious character), mystery
Description:Dorinda Brown was raised by her aunt who was married to Glen Porteous, who stole most of her money and left her. She has a distant cousin, Justin Leigh, who advises her. She has just taken a job as Linnet Oakley's secretary. Meanwhile, Glen Porteous, now called Greg Porlock, has planned a house party of several people who is is blackmailing. Mr. Tote and his wife made their money in the black market during the war; actor Leonard Carroll, gave away secrets to the Germans during WWI; Mrs. Linnet Oakley was married to Glen and remarried after Glen left her; Geoffrey Masterman falsely inherited money from his aunt by hiding her new will; and the beautiful society woman, Moira Lane stole her aunts valuable bracelet. Dorinda is invited to attend the dinner with her employer, and goes to London to purchase an appropriate gown. She is arrested as a shop lifter, and saved by Miss Silver, who saw someone put things in Dorinda's pocket. Then Dorinda finds out that the host is the "wicked uncle".. [Suggest a different description.]
Comments:Miss Silver Mystery #12
Downloads:285
Pages:275 

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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