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:||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|
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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