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Patricia Wentworth Books In Order

Publication Order of Miss Silver Books

Grey Mask (1928) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case is Closed (1937) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lonesome Road (1939) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger Point (1941) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chinese Shawl (1943) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Silver Intervenes (1943) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Clock Strikes Twelve (1944) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Key (1944) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
She Came Back (1945) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pilgrim's Rest (1946) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Latter End (1947) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spotlight (1947) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of William Smith (1948) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eternity Ring (1948) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Catherine Wheel (1949) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Silver Comes to Stay (1949) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Brading Collection (1950) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ivory Dagger (1950) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Through the Wall (1950) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anna Where Are You? (1951) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Watersplash (1951) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ladies Bane (1952) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out of the Past (1953) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silent Pool (1953) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vanishing Point (1953) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Benevent Treasure (1954) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gazebo (1955) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Listening Eye (1955) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poison in the Pen (1955) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fingerprint (1956) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Alington Inheritance (1958) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl in the Cellar (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Benbow Smith Books

Fool Errant (1929) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger Calling (1931) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Walk With Care (1933) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Down Under (1937) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Frank Garrett Books

Dead or Alive (1936) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rolling Stone (1940) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ernest Lamb Books

The Blind Side (1939) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Who Pays the Piper (1940) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pursuit of a Parcel (1942) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Marriage Under the Terror (1910) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fire Within (1913) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Queen Anne is Dead (1915) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Astonishing Adventure of Jane Smith (1923) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Annam Jewel (1924) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Red Lacquer (1924) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Cabinet (1925) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dower House Mystery (1925) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Amazing Chance (1926) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anne Belinda (1927) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hue and Cry (1927) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Will o' the Wisp (1928) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Coldstone (1930) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kingdom Lost (1930) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beggar's Choice (1930) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Danger (1932) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nothing Ventured (1932) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seven Green Stones (1933) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fear by Night (1934) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devil in the Dark (1934) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Stefan (1935) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blindfold (1935) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hole and Corner (1936) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Run! (1938) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Zero (1938) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unlawful Occasions (1941) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silence in Court (1945) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Patricia Wentworth is Dora Amy Elles’ pen name, she was a British crime author. She is best known for writing about Miss Maude Silver. She was born on November 10, 1877 in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India. Wentworth died on January 28, 1961 when she was 82 years old.

She was educated, first privately, and would later attend Blackheath High School for Girls in London.

With her first husband, George F. Dillon, she had one daughter. When the couple got married, she became a stepmother to the two sons that Dillon had. One of these sons died during World War I in Somme. She would settle in Camberley, Surrey after Dillon died in the year 1906. She married again, to another George (this time to George Oliver Turnbull) in the year 1920. She had another daughter with her second husband.

“A Marriage Under the Terror” (which is her debut novel) won a Melrose prize in the year 1910.

She wrote the “Miss Silver” series, the “Frank Garrett” series, the “Benbow Smith” series, the “Ernest Lamb” series, and some stand alone novels. The final novel that she had published was called “The Girl in the Cellar”, and was the 32nd novel starring Miss Maude Silver. It was released the same year that she died.

“Grey Mask” is the first novel in the “Miss Silver” series and was released in the year 1928. Charles was left at the altar by Margaret and finds out that she was caught up in a brutal kidnapping plot that was put together by an evil figure that wore a grey mask.

He turns to Miss Silver to find out the odd truth about Margaret’s involvement and the terrifying person behind the grey mask.

Readers found themselves loving Miss Silver in this one, as she is an incredible female lead detective in the story. Fans of the novel enjoyed reading this, especially because of Wentworth’s writing and its fast pace. Readers felt themselves not liking the fact that they had reached the end of a book for the first time that they could remember with this one. Some liked the book and cannot wait to dig into more of these books.

“The Case is Closed” is the second novel in the “Miss Silver” series and was released in the year 1937. The Everton murder was closed a long time ago. The killer was charged with killing his uncle and served one year of his sentence so far. But has he really?

The case against Geoffrey Grey was pretty convincing, but his wife believes that he is innocent. So does Hilary, her young cousin. She decides to solve the murder by herself.

She is almost killed herself and in desperation, turns to her ex-fiance to help her. He asks Miss Silver to help solve the case, which she is able to do in her own style.

Here is an interesting and well plotted mystery that made some have a hard time putting down for very long. Fans of the novel like the way that things become muddled and dangerous before Miss Silver comes into help out. This series is made more about the other characters, not Miss Silver, as she only helps them out with their problems. This has an engaging story to it that plays out beautifully and keeps you hooked throughout the story.

“Lonesome Road” is the third novel in the “Miss Silver” series and was released in the year 1939. Gorgeous Rachel Treherne has to rewrite her will each and every year and figure out who is going to inherit her dead father’s huge estate. This year, things are different, because someone really seems to want her dead.

An anonymous note turns up and says that she has had the money for long enough. There are two venomous snakes in her bed, some poisoned chocolates, and a suspicious fire all make the very same point to her. It makes her take a look at those who are around her. Mabel (her sister, an invalid), Richard (Rachel’s fiance), Cosmo Firth (her cousin), Caroline (who is innocent looking), and Louisa (her companion). Even the stranger that had a link to her father’s past. Getting Miss Silver to help seems like the only way she will be able to live through all of this.

These serve as a refreshing change of pace from the modern set of mystery novels that are coming out these days. It is simply about a woman that uses her intelligence to help those who find themselves in a jam. Fans of the novel felt that even though this one breaks the tradition of Miss Silver appearing later in the story, it works here for this one. Some liked that these books have aged really well, and that Wentworth was pretty forward thinking considering the book was published in the late thirties.

“Danger Point” is the fourth novel in the “Miss Silver” series and was released in the year 1941. Miss Maud Silver tries to save a young girl from her deadly husband. She can hardly get through one case before another calls her attention. She is heading on back to London when a terrible jerk causes the train to throw a young woman into the compartment she is in. She is a beautiful woman in shock, and her name is Lisle Jerningham, she has just gotten married and has money. This may just get her killed.

She left her home in quite a rush when she heard an ominous conversation taking place through the bushes. The man she just married, was married once before; that woman died in an accident, and it provided the man with enough money to save his family’s home. He is broke once again, and might be trying to put together another mishap. She has survived one attempt that was made on her life, but Miss Silver has to help her if she wants to make it through the one that is coming.

Some liked that even though customs and people’s roles were different, motives for murder and crime are the same as today. Fans like the exciting story and well written to the point that some forget all of the other things that surround them as they read one of these books.

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