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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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The Benevent Treasure
by Patricia Wentworth
Somewhere among the dust and cobwebs of the sinister Benevent Mansion lies the legendary Benevent treasure. But a terrible death has been prophesied for whoever uncovers it. When Candida Sayle is invited to visit her elderly maiden aunts, she dismisses such gloomy thoughts. But as Candida begins to discover the family’s dark secrets...
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The Miss Silver Mysteries Volume Five: The Case of William Smith, Eternity Ring, and The Catherine Wheel
by Patricia Wentworth
The British governess-turned-sleuth continues her witty, inquisitive ways with three mysteries from the “timelessly charming” series (Charlotte MacLeod). Retired governess Maud Silver has discovered an entirely new calling: private detection. And though she may seem an unlikely sleuth, Scotland Yard needs her more than ever in this...
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The Miss Silver Mysteries Volume Four: Dark Threat, Latter End, and Wicked Uncle
by Patricia Wentworth
Three cozy mysteries in the “timelessly charming” historical series featuring a retired English governess who finds a second calling as a detective (Charlotte MacLeod).   Meet Miss Maud Silver, a retired governess and “little old lady who nobody notices, but who in turn notices everything” (Paula Gosling, author of the Jack...
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A Marriage Under the Terror: Romance in the Shadows of the French Revolution (Historical Novel)
by Patricia Wentworth
Aline de Rochambeau's move to Paris is doomed since the day she lefther convent to marry her fiancé VicomteSelincourt, a man of dubious nature. France is getting restless and violent under the penumbra of the forthcoming Revolution, and Aline's aristocratic background makes her a huge suspect. Luckily Jacques Dangeau, a young...
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The Fire Within: A Romance That Couldn't Be
by Patricia Wentworth
The mysterious death of Edward Mottisfontpulls the lives of David, Mary and Elizabethinto a whirlwind. David, a doctor by profession goes as far as to dishonour his profession for Mary. But the sacrifice comes at a huge cost—a complete nervous breakdown. Will Mary ever come to realise David's love and sacrifice for her? Will Elizabeth...
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Kingdom Lost
by Patricia Wentworth
A woman shipwrecked on a desert island, and believed dead for two decades, returns to civilization—as heiress to an enormous fortune   Austin Muir has just landed on a seemingly uninhabited South Seas island when he meets a remarkable young woman. Valentine claims to have lived there for twenty years. She has no memory of the...
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The Benevent Treasure
by Patricia Wentworth
Somewhere among the dust and cobwebs of the sinister Benevent Mansion lies the legendary Benevent treasure. But a terrible death has been prophesied for whoever uncovers it. When Candida Sayle is invited to visit her elderly maiden aunts, she dismisses such gloomy thoughts. But as Candida begins to discover the family’s dark secrets...
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The Benevent Treasure
by Patricia Wentworth
Somewhere among the dust and cobwebs of the sinister Benevent Mansion lies the legendary Benevent treasure. But a terrible death has been prophesied for whoever uncovers it. When Candida Sayle is invited to visit her elderly maiden aunts, she dismisses such gloomy thoughts. But as Candida begins to discover the family’s dark secrets...
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The Gazebo
by Patricia Wentworth
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.
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Nothing Venture
by Patricia Wentworth
Due to his uncle's diabolical will, Jervis must marry within three months of his uncle's death, or the huge estate and vast fortune will go to his fiance, Rosamund. When Rosamund dumps him just two days before the wedding, Jervis must scramble to find someone else.
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Nothing Venture
by Patricia Wentworth
Due to his uncle's diabolical will, Jervis must marry within three months of his uncle's death, or the huge estate and vast fortune will go to his fiance, Rosamund. When Rosamund dumps him just two days before the wedding, Jervis must scramble to find someone else.
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She Came Back [The Traveller Returns] (Miss Silver #9)
by Patricia Wentworth
Set during WWII, Richard Jocelyn's wife has returned from the dead. Is it a case of mistaken identity? That is to be resolved. Throw - in possible Nazi spies, murders, while it's not full of action, the mystery is interesting and there is an ongoing undercurrent of menace and threat. Maude Silver is a retired nanny, become detective, who...
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She Came Back [The Traveller Returns] (Miss Silver #9)
by Patricia Wentworth
Set during WWII, Richard Jocelyn's wife has returned from the dead. Is it a case of mistaken identity? That is to be resolved. Throw - in possible Nazi spies, murders, while it's not full of action, the mystery is interesting and there is an ongoing undercurrent of menace and threat. Maude Silver is a retired nanny, become detective, who...
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The Miss Silver Mysteries Volume Three: The Clock Strikes Twelve, The Key, and She Came Back
by Patricia Wentworth
A trio of World War II–era whodunits in the “ingenious [and] satisfying” mystery series featuring a British governess-turned-amateur-sleuth (The Scotsman).  Meet Miss Maud Silver, a retired governess and “little old lady who nobody notices, but who in turn notices everything” (Paula Gosling, author of the Jack Stryker mystery...
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Danger Calling
by Patricia Wentworth
Clandestine operative Benbow Smith recruits a former Secret Service agent to bring down an enemy of the free world in this thriller from the author of the classic Miss Silver Mysteries. 
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The Miss Silver Mysteries Volume Two: In the Balance, The Chinese Shawl, and Miss Silver Deals with Death
by Patricia Wentworth
The British governess-turned-sleuth solves three of her most intriguing cases, in this “timelessly charming” series (Charlotte MacLeod).   Retired governess and teacher Maud Silver has found a new calling: private detection. With her knitting needles and fondness for Tennyson, she may seem an unlikely sleuth, but Scotland Yard would...
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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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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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Dead or Alive
by Patricia Wentworth
Frightened by anonymous messages that tell her that her estranged, missing spy husband is still alive, Meg O'Hara asks her old friend, Bill, for assistance, and finds their investigation taking them into a shadowy and murderous underworld.
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Dead or Alive
by Patricia Wentworth
Frightened by anonymous messages that tell her that her estranged, missing spy husband is still alive, Meg O'Hara asks her old friend, Bill, for assistance, and finds their investigation taking them into a shadowy and murderous underworld.
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The Girl in the Cellar (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 32)
by Patricia Wentworth
A tale of memory loss and murder starring a sleuth who “has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot” (Manchester Evening News).  She 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...
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The Summerhouse (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 27)
by Patricia Wentworth
When a controlling old woman is murdered, her caretaking daughter is the prime suspect: “Miss Silver is marvelous” (Daily Mail).  Althea 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...
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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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The Listening Eye (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 28)
by Patricia Wentworth
A deaf woman learns some dangerous information—“Miss Silver has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot” (Manchester Evening News).  Paulina 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...
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The Fingerprint (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 30)
by Patricia Wentworth
When a suicide seems suspicious, governess-turned-sleuth Miss Silver steps in to assist Scotland Yard.   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...
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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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The Watersplash (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 21)
by Patricia Wentworth
A gardener’s death sends a country house into a frenzy, and a governess-turned-sleuth digs in to the case: “Miss Silver is marvelous” (Daily Mail).   Edward 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...
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Dark Threat (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 10)
by Patricia Wentworth
During the war, the British countryside is a refuge from the Blitz—but other lethal dangers lurk there . . . “You can't go wrong with Miss Maud Silver” (The Observer).  It 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...
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Vanishing Point (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 25)
by Patricia Wentworth
The “marvelous” British-governess-turned-sleuth investigates a disappearance in a village near a top-secret government research facility (Daily Mail).  Jenny 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...
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The Catherine Wheel (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 15)
by Patricia Wentworth
An entire family falls under suspicion when the prospect of an inheritance stirs up passions in this novel in the beloved British mystery series.  An 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...
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The Ivory Dagger (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 18)
by Patricia Wentworth
A jilted fiancé is suspected of murder in the series that offers “some of the best examples of the British country-house murder mystery” (Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine).  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...
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The Clock Strikes Twelve (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 7)
by Patricia Wentworth
When a British industrialist is murdered on New Year’s Eve, his wealthy family members are the prime suspects.   Though 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...
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The Silent Pool (The Miss Silver Mysteries Book 24)
by Patricia Wentworth
A star of the London stage urgently needs Miss Silver’s help: From “a first-rate storyteller” (The Daily Telegraph).  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...
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A Marriage Under the Terror
by Patricia Wentworth
The award-winning debut from one of Britain’s most cherished crime writersBefore 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 fascinating...
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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 Book 2)
by Patricia Wentworth
A blackmailing businessman turns up dead in this mystery featuring Scotland Yard’s Inspector Ernest Lamb, from the creator of the Miss Silver series. 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...
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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 their...
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The Coldstone
by Patricia Wentworth
The secrets of an English country estate offer a potent mix of romance and suspense in this classic mystery featuring retired governess Maud Silver.   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...
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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 and...
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Hue and Cry
by Patricia Wentworth
An innocent English governess goes on the lam with a detective hot on her heels in this thrilling mystery by the author of the Miss Silver novels.   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...
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Dead or Alive (The Frank Garrett Mysteries Book 1)
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 still...
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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 to help...
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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
A family fortune may be motive for murder: “Miss Silver has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot” (Manchester Evening News).  Jenny 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...
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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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