This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Patricia Wentworth (1878-1961)
|Title:||The Gazebo [The Summerhouse] (Miss Silver #27)|
|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:||Although Althea Graham's hypochondriac mother rarely visited the gazebo on their property, she is found dead there one morning. So Althea and her longtime fiance are finally free to marry. They are also the chief suspects. Fortunately, Miss Silver is a friend of Althea's. [Suggest a different description.]|
|Comments:||Miss Silver Mystery #27|
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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