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Unlawful Occasions [Weekend With Death]


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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:Unlawful Occasions [Weekend With Death]
Author:Elles, Dora Amy  Writing under the pseudonym: Wentworth, Patricia
Published:   1941
Publisher:Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.
Tags:fiction, mystery
Description:Sarah Marlowe was irritated by the shabby little woman engaging her in conversation, but the innocent incident takes on terrifying proportions when Sarah reads of the murder of an elderly woman on the train to Ledlington. [Suggest a different description.]
Downloads:192
Pages:185 

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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