A guide to cozy mystery and other favorite books, movies, and tv. Grey mask the miss silver mysteries book 1 kindle edition by wentworth, patricia. Paula gosling, author of the jack stryker mystery series. She was born on november 10, 1877 in mussoorie, uttarakhand, india. The nook book ebook of the the miss silver mysteries volume one. Below is a list of patricia wentworth s books in order of when they were originally published. Patricia wentworth is dora amy elles pen name, she was a british crime author.
May 27, 2010 a sad, sad, day six years ago, i finished reading everything agatha christie had published. Search hello select your address select your address. This list contains all of patricia wentworths miss silver mystery series all listed in order. In most of miss silver s cases there is a young couple whose romance seems ill fated because of the murder to be solved, but in miss silver s competent hands the case is solved, the young.
Miss maud silver is a retired governessturnedprivate detective. Miss silver is a former governor turned a private investigator. Poison in the pen book 29, finally, is one of wentworths last miss silver books there are 32 in all. The catherine wheel, miss silver comes to stay, the brading collection, the ivory dagger, through. Her first novel, a marriage under the terror, set in the french revolution, won the melrose prize in 1910, and she went on to write 32 novels featuring miss silver, as well as 34 other novels, many mysteries, including a few non silver books featuring her pal, inspector lamb. Patricia wentworth has 105 books on goodreads with 75585 ratings.
The silent pool, vanishing point,the benevent treasure,the gazebo, the listening eye. Around the same time agatha christies miss marple made her debut in the tuesday night club, another female sleuth was shaking up the pages of mystery fiction. Miss silver is the protagonist in a series of crime fiction novels by british author patricia wentworth. Patricia wentworth began her miss silver series in 1928 with the novel grey mask. Along with agatha christies miss marple, miss silver is the definitive embodiment of the english style of cozy mysteries. This is the order of patricia wentworth books in both chronological order and publication order. She wrote dozens of bestselling mysteries before her death in 1961, and is recognised as one of the mistresses of classic crime fiction. Miss maud silver is a retired governess who starts working as a private detective, working closely with scotland yard. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets.
Her final novel was the miss silver novel the girl in the cellar, which was published in 1961 the same year she died. Just when i think ive really delved into the golden age of mystery writing, that ive read a wide array of authors, and met the most important characters in the genre. Although patricia wentworth became bestknown for her cozy tales of the criminal investigations of consulting detective miss maud silver, one of the mystery genres most prominent spinster sleuths, in truth the miss silver tales account for just under half of wentworths 65 mystery novels. Order of miss silver books miss silver is the protagonist in a series of crime fiction novels by british author patricia wentworth. Miss silver series, book 25 by patricia wentworth overview the marvelous britishgovernessturnedsleuth investigates a disappearance in a village near a topsecret government research facility daily mail. Some admire the character, believing that while miss marple may receive ten times the. Patricia wentworth began her writing career in the categoryromance field, as wed say today, so that attitude pervades her later, and far better, seriesmystery output. The alington inheritance by patricia wentworth used good. See the complete miss silver series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. Miss silver works closely with scotland yard, especially inspector frank abbott, and is fond of quoting the poet tennyson.
We personally assess every books quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. Daily telegraph patricia wentworth has created a great detective in miss silver, the little old lady who nobody notices, but who in turn notices everything. Patricia wentworth had a formula for her miss silver books. She won the melrose prize in 1910 for her first novel a marriage under the terror, set in the french revolution. While each book references her former profession, i have yet to find the book, if one. Her name was miss maud silver a brainchild of patricia wentworth, and a governess whose fondness for knitting and tennyson was only outmatched by a passion for crimesolving. Wentworth wrote a series of 32 crime novels in the classic whodunit style, featuring miss maud silver, a retired governess and teacher who becomes a professional private detective, in london, england. Miss silver comes to stay by patricia wentworth, paperback. While each book references her former profession, i have yet to find the book, if one exists, that explains exactly how she made. Miss silver is a fictional detective featured in 32 novels by british novelist patricia wentworth. Miss maud silver created by patricia wentworth pseudonym for dora amy elles. A sad, sad, day six years ago, i finished reading everything agatha christie had published. As always, patricia wentworth s miss silver books are a joy to read.
The girl in the cellar by patricia wentworth and a great selection of related books. As always, patricia wentworths miss silver books are a joy to read. The redoubtable miss maud silver is a spinster private investigator in london, england, specializing in thefts and forgeries of fine art works, who is so cozy she actually knits. Her name was miss maud silvera brainchild of patricia wentworth, and a governess whose fondness for knitting and tennyson was only outmatched by a passion for crimesolving. The case of william smith its soon after wwii when we meet william. Miss silver intervenes by patricia wentworth and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Patricia wentworth was born in uttarakhand, india but as a young girl moved to london to study at blackheath high school for girls. Just as i resigned myself to hanging around her grave waiting for a miracle, i discovered patricia wentworths miss silver mysteries. She wrote dozens of bestselling mysteries before her death, and was recognised as one of the mistresses of classic crime. Set in the 1920s1930s roughly a thoroughly absorbing whodunnit in the agatha christie style. Our cheap used books come with free delivery in the us.
She is best known for writing about miss maude silver. Patricia wentworth and her knitting detective, miss silver, have p. Miss silver intervenes miss silver, the retired governess turned private eye, turns her investigative skills to a case of brutal murder. A miss silver mystery by patricia wentworth, in good condition. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Like miss marple, miss silver s age and demeanor make her appear harmless. Miss silver series by patricia wentworth goodreads. The case is closed 1937 lonesome road 1939 danger point 1941 the chinese shawl 1943 miss silver intervenes 1943.
Patricia wentworth was born in india and after writing several romances turned her hand to crime. Patricia wentworth 18781961 was one of the masters of english mystery writing. See all books authored by patricia wentworth, including grey mask, and the case is closed, and more on. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading grey mask the miss silver mysteries book 1. Wentworth died on january 28, 1961 when she was 82 years old. List verified daily and newest books added immediately. Like miss marple, miss silvers age and demeanor make her appear harmless. Again were on randal marshs turf, of which he has become assistant commissioner in the interim but the driving force behind miss silvers involvement in the. Cath, i knew that wentworth had written wartime novels but i was surprised to see that there are 6 miss silver novels published between 1941 and 1945. Just like miss marple, a fictional character featured in 12 of agatha christies crime books and several short stories, miss silvers age and. Thriftbooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. Grey mask the miss silver mysteries book 1 kindle edition. Large collection of twenty various books by patricia wentworth, all are miss silver murder mysteries, comprising the following titles. Miss silver deals in death 43 aka miss silver intervenes.
Miss maud silver is a fictional main character in series mystery novels written by bestselling british author patricia wentworth. She married george oliver turnbull in 1920 and they had one daughter. Miss silver is well known in the better circles of society, and she finds entree to the troubled households of the upper classes with little difficulty. Through the wall by patricia wentworth and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Below is a list of patricia wentworths books in order of when they were originally published. There is a mystery, and there is a romance which has been thwarted.
Aug 28, 2018 around the same time agatha christies miss marple made her debut in the tuesday night club, another female sleuth was shaking up the pages of mystery fiction. Mar 09, 2020 cath, i knew that wentworth had written wartime novels but i was surprised to see that there are 6 miss silver novels published between 1941 and 1945. After writing several romances she turned her hand to crime fiction. Patricia wentworth became a published author in 1910 with the novel a marriage under the terror, which won the melrose award. The characters stumble around in distress, unable to sort themselves out until someone consults miss silver. Miss silver intervenes by patricia wentworth librarything. Meade underwood, the female romanticist, and her giles are awkwardly dropped when miss silver begins her delvings into the lives of the twenty or so inhabitants of. Miss silver had been tremendously popular in the us, where lippincott published the true silver firsts. The miss silver book series by patricia wentworth includes books grey mask, the case is closed, lonesome road, and several more. The alington inheritance by patricia wentworth used. The complete series list for a miss silver mystery patricia wentworth. Patricia wentworth books list of books by author patricia. I love all of patricia wentworths mystery books whether they feature miss silver or not this one does.
Through the wall by patricia wentworth lippincott, 1950 is the 17 th according to. Meade underwoods fiance is the man suspected of murdering the scheming carola roland, a figure from his murky past. Best sellers todays deals new releases books electronics. I realize something very important, im only getting started. She published her first novel in 1910 and, in the 1920s, introduced the character who would make her famous. The miss silver mystery series in order patricia wentworth.340 1479 1175 964 1493 436 504 728 1513 894 555 1580 1397 422 618 1113 1422 464 1393 419 170 494 622 629 1415 312 1011 1593 216 402 1301 264 664 315 1265 665 680