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She Came Back (Miss Silver Book 9)
by Patricia Wentworth
Assumed dead, Lady Anne Jocelyn meets varying degrees of welcome when she returns from Occupied France to her old life in England. Though her husband Sir Philip is not overjoyed to see her, he agrees to a trial reunion. But a murder raises his doubts, and then a second and third send Miss Silver to a curious consideration of life after...
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Red Stefan
by Patricia Wentworth
An English spy saves the life of a woman with a deadly secret in this gripping tale of espionage from the author of the Miss Silver Mysteries   British operative Stephen Enderby is in Russia on a mission of the utmost secrecy when he spies a woman in the freezing cold, standing on the parapet of a bridge. Her name, she tells him, is...
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The Complete Benbow Smith Mysteries: Fool Errant, Danger Calling, Walk with Care, and Down Under (The Benbow Smith...
by Patricia Wentworth
Cloak-and-dagger intrigue featuring an eccentric agent for Britain’s Foreign Office from the author of the “timelessly charming” Miss Silver mysteries (Charlotte MacLeod).   Named after three naval admirals, the enigmatic gentleman spy Benbow Collingwood Horatio Smith detests the sea and loves to indulge his beloved parrot...
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Out of the Past (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 23)
by Patricia Wentworth
A desperate man’s quest for money leads to murder, and Miss Silver hunts for the killerCarmona is lucky not to marry Alan Field. Charming though he may be, the young man is a rascal, and though her heart breaks when he disappears on the eve of their wedding, she is surely much better off. By the time she learns that Alan has decamped...
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Miss Silver Comes to Stay (The Miss Silver Mysteries)
by Patricia Wentworth
Governess-turned-sleuth Miss Silver, who “has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot,” visits a small village hiding big secrets (Manchester Evening News).   The citizens of Melling are perfectly ordinary. Some might even consider them boring, but not Miss Maud Silver. It’s been some years...
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Poison in the Pen (Miss Silver Book 29)
by Patricia Wentworth
When a mysterious suicide follows an outbreak of poison pen letters in the quiet village of Tilling Green, Miss Silver is asked by Scotland yard to investigate. Miss Silver is their 'secret weapon'! She pulls out her knitting and people just seem to relax and tell her everything! Three people fall victim to this demented killer before...
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Miss Silver Deals with Death (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 6)
by Patricia Wentworth
Maud Silver, governess-turned-sleuth, investigates a case of blackmail in a once-grand London apartment house.  Vandeleur House was great once. The home of a prominent court painter, its ballroom and parlors hosted the brightest of the Victorian era. Now divided into eight flats, it is an apartment building whose glorious façade...
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Eternity Ring (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 14)
by Patricia Wentworth
Miss Silver must contend with a vanishing corpse when murder rocks the postwar English countryside in this classic mystery perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers.   Det. Sgt. Frank Abbot of Scotland Yard thought he’d spend a quiet holiday at his family’s estate near the quaint village of Deeping. Instead, he got...
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The Key (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 8)
by Patricia Wentworth
The murder of a government scientist demands the attention of Miss SilverMichael Harsch’s life has never been easy. A German Jew, he fled his country when Hitler came to power, escaping the concentration camps by the skin of his teeth. His wife and daughter were not so lucky, and he vowed revenge on the Fuhrer through science. He set...
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The Fingerprint (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 30)
by Patricia Wentworth
Miss Silver joins a friend from Scotland Yard to investigate a suspicious suicideFrank Abbott’s vacations never last very long, and his trip to Field End is no exception. He has hardly enjoyed a moment of Jonathan Field’s hospitality before tragedy strikes. A niece ventures into old Jonathan’s study at night to ask him a question...
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The Girl in the Cellar (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 32)
by Patricia Wentworth
Miss Silver helps a woman with no memory reconstruct a terrible crimeShe awakes in a dark place. A young woman with a shattered memory, she knows neither who she is nor how she came to be in this abandoned house. All she possesses is a faint sense that someone is lying dead at the foot of the stairs. Horrifyingly, she is correct. In the...
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Through the Wall (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 19)
by Patricia Wentworth
Governess-turned-sleuth Miss Silver takes on a murder case involving a surprise inheritance and a feuding family.   Martin Brand always had a dark sense of humor. Surrounded by relatives he despised, he looked forward to the day when, dead and buried, he would no longer have to concern himself with them. As a last joke, he willed his...
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Red Stefan
by Patricia Wentworth
An English spy saves the life of a woman with a deadly secret in this gripping tale of espionage from the author of the Miss Silver Mysteries   British operative Stephen Enderby is in Russia on a mission of the utmost secrecy when he spies a woman in the freezing cold, standing on the parapet of a bridge. Her name, she tells him, is...
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The Clock Strikes Twelve (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 7)
by Patricia Wentworth
Miss Silver investigates the murder of a great British industrialistThough they share a manor house, the Paradines are not close, and their patriarch does nothing to discourage the petty jealousies that divide wealthy families. A cold figure, James Paradine prefers work to his relations, but on New Year’s Eve he convenes the...
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Fear by Night
by Patricia Wentworth
The heiress to a vast fortune is targeted in this page-turning novel from the author of the Miss Silver Mysteries   Ann Vernon is lunching at the Luxe when she overhears two people talking about someone who must be gotten out of the way. She has no idea that she’s that very someone! Against the advice of her boyfriend, Charles...
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Vanishing Point (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 25)
by Patricia Wentworth
Miss Silver investigates a disappearance in a village near a top-secret government research facilityJenny Maxwell is a bright young child. After an automobile accident leaves her barely able to walk, she retreats into a world of fantasy, devouring novel after novel of steamy romance. Now she has begun to write, and for a twelve-year-old...
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The Summerhouse (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 27)
by Patricia Wentworth
Miss Silver searches for the killer of an oppressive old womanAlthea Graham might have had a life of her own, had it not been for her mother. But when her father died she inherited her bitter, temperamental parent along with the house, and she has borne that burden ever since. She nearly escaped once, but her engagement to Nicholas Carey...
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The Summerhouse (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 27)
by Patricia Wentworth
Miss Silver searches for the killer of an oppressive old womanAlthea Graham might have had a life of her own, had it not been for her mother. But when her father died she inherited her bitter, temperamental parent along with the house, and she has borne that burden ever since. She nearly escaped once, but her engagement to Nicholas Carey...
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The Chinese Shawl (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 5)
by Patricia Wentworth
In this classic British mystery starring a sleuth “who has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot,” Miss Silver investigates a murder that may have its roots in a new romance—or an old family feud (Manchester Evening News).   An amateur who happened on a career in theater, Tanis Lyle has...
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In the Balance (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 4)
by Patricia Wentworth
His first wife died suddenly—and his wealthy new bride may be about to meet a similar fate . . .   Former schoolteacher Miss Maud Silver is on her way back to London when, with a violent shudder of the train, a young woman is thrust into her compartment. She’s beautiful, well dressed, newly married, and wealthy—a lethal...
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Latter End (The Miss Silver Mysteries)
by Patricia Wentworth
In this classic British mystery starring a sleuth who “has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot,” Miss Silver investigates a case of marital murder (Manchester Evening News). Lois has always dreamed of being a Latter. The Latter brothers are both so attractive—nearly as handsome as their...
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The Listening Eye (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 28)
by Patricia Wentworth
A deaf woman learns something she shouldn’t, and she asks Miss Silver for protectionPaulina Paine was buried under her house during the Blitz. She spent twenty-four hours trapped underneath the rubble, where the silence was absolute as the grave, and only after she escaped did she realize that the bomb that spared her life had taken...
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Dark Threat (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 10)
by Patricia Wentworth
Miss Silver visits the country to keep an eye on a friend who may be in perilIt is time for Judy to get out of London. Her sister and brother-in-law have just perished in an air raid, leaving her in charge of their four-year-old daughter, and Judy wants no more to do with death. She arranges for work in a piece of the countryside...
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The Case of William Smith (The Miss Silver Mysteries)
by Patricia Wentworth
Governess-turned-sleuth Miss Silver looks into the case of a Holocaust survivor who may have enemies to elude.   William Smith isn’t sure what his name is, but he knows it isn’t William Smith. That was the name the Nazis gave him in 1942, when he was herded, along with so many others, into one of their nightmarish camps. They did...
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The Fingerprint (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 30)
by Patricia Wentworth
Miss Silver joins a friend from Scotland Yard to investigate a suspicious suicide Frank Abbott’s vacations never last very long, and his trip to Field End is no exception. He has hardly enjoyed a moment of Jonathan Field’s hospitality before tragedy strikes. A niece ventures into old Jonathan’s study at night to ask him a...
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The Chinese Shawl (The Miss Silver Mysteries)
by Patricia Wentworth
In this classic British mystery starring a sleuth “who has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot,” Miss Silver investigates a murder that may have its roots in a new romance—or an old family feud (Manchester Evening News).   An amateur who happened on a career in theater, Tanis Lyle has...
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She Came Back: A Miss Silver Mystery Series, Book 9 (The Miss Silver Mysteries)
by Patricia Wentworth
In World War II–era England, it seems a noblewoman may have come back from the dead   Anne Jocelyn and a friend were killed trying to escape the first German assault on France. Before leaving to join the war, it was up to Anne’s husband, Phillip, to bury her body for burial. That was three years ago—and now Anne has returned to...
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Grey Mask (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 1)
by Patricia Wentworth
Governess-turned-detective Miss Silver investigates a deadly conspiratorial ring Charles Moray has come home to England to collect his inheritance. After four years wandering the jungles of India and South America, the hardy young man returns to the manor of his birth, where generations of Morays have lived and died. Strangely, he finds...
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The Case Is Closed (The Miss Silver Mysteries)
by Patricia Wentworth
In this classic British mystery, a revised will, a troubled upper-class marriage, and a crazed witness shake up a seemingly solved murder case.  Marion Grey is growing used to the idea that her husband will never leave prison. After the horrors of a very public trial she’s almost able to find relief in her resignation. But when new...
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The Watersplash (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 21)
by Patricia Wentworth
A gardener’s death sends a country house into a frenzy, and Miss Silver swoops in to set things rightEdward Random returns to Deeping a forgotten man. Although raised in the village’s manor house, he is no longer wealthy—the result of a quarrel with an uncle, which left him out of the old man’s will. For years Edward’s name has...
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Dark Threat (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 10)
by Patricia Wentworth
Miss Silver visits the country to keep an eye on a friend who may be in perilIt is time for Judy to get out of London. Her sister and brother-in-law have just perished in an air raid, leaving her in charge of their four-year-old daughter, and Judy wants no more to do with death. She arranges for work in a piece of the countryside...
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Vanishing Point (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 25)
by Patricia Wentworth
Miss Silver investigates a disappearance in a village near a top-secret government research facilityJenny Maxwell is a bright young child. After an automobile accident leaves her barely able to walk, she retreats into a world of fantasy, devouring novel after novel of steamy romance. Now she has begun to write, and for a twelve-year-old...
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The Catherine Wheel (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 15)
by Patricia Wentworth
When a complicated inheritance case turns deadly, Miss Silver suspects an entire familyAn advertisement appears in the newspaper, asking for genealogical information from descendants of a certain Jeremiah Taverner, who died in long-ago 1888. It looks like an ordinary notice by a curious scholar, but the question is not nearly as simple...
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The Ivory Dagger (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 18)
by Patricia Wentworth
When a broken engagement leads to murder, Miss Silver hunts for the killer Bill Waring went to America with a bright future ahead of him. In London he had a promising career and the love of a young beauty, Lila Dryden, and there were plans for marriage when he returned from overseas. But then a freak train accident puts their...
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The Clock Strikes Twelve (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 7)
by Patricia Wentworth
Miss Silver investigates the murder of a great British industrialistThough they share a manor house, the Paradines are not close, and their patriarch does nothing to discourage the petty jealousies that divide wealthy families. A cold figure, James Paradine prefers work to his relations, but on New Year’s Eve he convenes the...
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The Silent Pool (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 24)
by Patricia Wentworth
An actress who fears her life is threatened comes to Miss Silver for help Mrs. Smith is not the first woman who has come to Maud Silver, the genteel private detective, claiming that someone is trying to kill her. She tells a story of attempted poisoning, a shove down a flight of stairs, and a house full of relatives who might want...
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A Marriage Under the Terror
by Patricia Wentworth
The award-winning debut from one of Britain’s most cherished crime writers Before she created the iconic Miss Silver, Patricia Wentworth found acclaim as an author of page-turning romances. Set during the French Revolution,  A Marriage Under the Terror  is a gripping tale of love blossoming in the ashes of betrayal, and a...
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A Marriage Under the Terror
by Patricia Wentworth
To A Marriage Under the Terror has been awarded in England the first prize in the Melrose Novel Competition, a competition that was not restricted to first stories. The distinguished literary reputation of the three judges—Mrs. Flora Annie Steel, Miss Mary Cholmondeley, and Mrs. Henry de la Pasture—was a guaranty alike to the...
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Who Pays the Piper? (The Ernest Lamb Mysteries)
by Patricia Wentworth
A blackmailing businessman turns up dead in this gripping mystery from the creator of the beloved Miss Silver   Lucas Dale always gets what he wants. And this time he wants another man’s fiancée: Susan Lenox. Never mind that she’s engaged to Bill Carrick, an up-and-coming architect without a farthing to his name. Cathleen...
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The Black Cabinet
by Patricia Wentworth
Chloe Dane inherits a fabled ancestral estate—and plunges into deadly danger—in this novel of romance and suspense from the author of the acclaimed Miss Silver Mysteries   The lowly assistant to a London dressmaker, Chloe Dane yearns for a new life. She has bittersweet memories of being a carefree child playing hide-and-seek at...
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Beggar's Choice
by Patricia Wentworth
In 1929, a down-on-his-luck Londoner gets swept up in a high-stakes game of deception and mystery   Carthew “Car” Fairfax has just been rejected from an advertising job when he comes face-to-face with an ex-flame. Three years after breaking off their affair, Car still pines for the beautiful, elegant Isobel Tarrant. Following...
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The Coldstone
by Patricia Wentworth
Suspense and romance unite in this novel of mayhem and adventure set in the English countryside from the author of the Miss Silver Mysteries   When Anthony Colstone inherits an ancestral estate that dates back to Elizabethan England, there is one ironclad condition: The property is never to be excavated and the ancient stones known...
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Weekend with Death
by Patricia Wentworth
This thriller from the author of the Miss Silver Mysteries offers fascinating insight into the British mindset during World War II   While waiting for a train connection, Sarah Marlowe is drawn into a conversation with an elderly woman who is also traveling alone. For the past five years, Emily Case has lived in Italy as companion to a...
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Hole and Corner
by Patricia Wentworth
The death of an American multimillionaire has a profound—and dangerous—effect on a young Englishwoman in this novel of romantic suspense   William Ambrose Merewether altered his will just before his death, leaving his millions to descendants of his cousin Jane Lorimer, who may or may not still be alive. But the legacy hinges on one...
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Outrageous Fortune
by Patricia Wentworth
A man survives a shipwreck—only to finds his memory wiped clean and a stranger at his bedside claiming to be his wife   The Alice Arden was bound for Scotland until she hit a nasty current and was smashed to bits on the rocky cliffs off the coast of Sussex. A man believed to be a survivor of the shipwreck is found unconscious...
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Hue and Cry
by Patricia Wentworth
Accused of being a thief and spy, an English governess becomes a fugitive in this cunningly plotted mystery   In six months, Marion “Mally” Lee will wed the dashing Roger Mooring and become mistress of Curston, his family estate. Determined to enjoy her freedom before she becomes a married woman, Mally impulsively accepts a...
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Dead or Alive (The Frank Garrett Mysteries)
by Patricia Wentworth
The widow of a missing British spy is thrust into mortal danger in this suspenseful tale by the author of the Miss Silver Mysteries   A year after a body presumed to be that of her missing husband turns up, someone breaks into Meg O’Hara’s flat and leaves her a shocking message. Is it a horrible trick? Or is Robin O’Hara...
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The Amazing Chance
by Patricia Wentworth
A former soldier who’s been unwittingly living another man’s life is given the chance to turn back the clock   Anton Blum is the strongest man in Konigswald. But the German peasant is mute; he hasn’t spoken a word since he was wounded in action nearly a decade earlier. On a stormy night, he is recruited by British officers...
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Nothing Venture
by Patricia Wentworth
A courageous heroine risks her life to save the man she loves   Jervis Weare is in a predicament. According to Ambrose Weare’s will, his grandson must marry within three months or the vast estate goes to his great-niece: Jervis’s fiancée Rosamund Carew. But the deceiving society beauty has just dumped Jervis, which leaves him...
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The Alington Inheritance (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 31)
by Patricia Wentworth
When a question of inheritance turns fatal, Miss Silver searches for the killerJenny has never been one to feel sorry for herself. The illegitimate child of a wealthy man and a statureless woman, she has been an orphan since before she can remember. It is a hard life made bearable only by the kindness of her guardian, an old woman named...
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Silence in Court
by Patricia Wentworth
This London courtroom drama alternates between a murder trial and the events leading up to the crime When Carey Silence first arrived at No. 13 Maitland Square, she was orphaned and penniless. Being taken in by her cousin, the very rich and domineering Honoria Maquisten, seemed the answer to her prayers. But what Carey encounters is...
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The Devil's Wind
by Patricia Wentworth
Helen Wilmot, a resourceful and loyal young woman, journeys to India to live with her widower father and Adela Lauriston, her ravishing yet headstrong cousin. When Helen’s father dies, she moves in with Adela and her husband, the dashing Captain Richard Morton. Adela’s flirtatious behavior and imperious attitude set tongues wagging...
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