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Silence in Court


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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:Silence in Court
Author:Elles, Dora Amy  Writing under the pseudonym: Wentworth, Patricia
Published:   1946
Publisher:Hodder and Stoughton Ltd.
Tags:fiction, mystery
Description:Carey Silence had the motive and all the opportunity any murderer ever needed to kill Honoria Maquisten with an overdose of drugs. The question was—did she? Of course she denied it. It was up to the court to decide. [Suggest a different description.]
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Pages:203 

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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