This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Patricia Wentworth (1878-1961)
|Author:||Elles, Dora Amy Writing under the pseudonym: Wentworth, Patricia|
|Publisher:||Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.|
|Description:||A mystery story in which professional detectives play no part. Miles Clayton is sent to England by his employer, a rich American, to find a niece whom he intends to make his heiress. "Blindfold" certainly describes the young man's condition, for nothing is known about the girl, except that a female child had been born at an English village on such and such a date, and that her mother had died in giving her birth. Unexpected happenings give Miles his first clue, but he was unconscious of this at the time, and was led a merry dance before he was able to fulfil his mission. An intriguing mystery, with a good love interest. [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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