This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Patricia Wentworth (1878-1961)
|Title:||The Catherine Wheel (Miss Silver #15)|
|Author:||Elles, Dora Amy Writing under the pseudonym: Wentworth, Patricia|
|Publisher:||Hodder and Stoughton Limited|
|Tags:||fiction, Miss Silver (Fictitious character), mystery, woman detectives|
|Description:||There was certainly a heavy air of intrigue and mystery emanating from the old inn high on the cliff top. The Catherine-Wheel had once been a home for pirates and smugglers, but now it looked like it was harbouring a murderer.
It began with an advertisement in the paper requesting descendants of the late innkeeper, Jeremiah Taverner, to stay for a weekend at the inn. They arrived, a mixed assortment, at the family reunion eager to discover the secrets of their ancestry. But one of them was then hideously murdered, bringing the inn's stormy past into frightening focus.
Scotland Yard, already suspicious of drug smuggling in the area, sends Maud Silver to investigate. [Suggest a different description.]
|Comments:||Miss Silver Mystery #15|
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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