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Tag Archives: Patricia Wentworth
The setup in this novel is like quite a few other Wentworth novels. There is a household and a family who are far from happy, their hatred closing in one central figure. This time it is not the family patriarch, … Continue reading
Having read a few Miss Silver novels I thought I had a pretty good idea of what to expect. Why should World War 2 make this novel any different from the others which come before it? Surely there will be … Continue reading
Source: Review Copy (Palgrave Macmillan) Not only is there a rise in the reprinting of golden age detective novels these days, but there is also a rise in the number of books coming out which seek to analyse such works, … Continue reading
Spoiler warning: For readers who haven’t read Christie’s 4:50 from Paddington and Lord Edgware Dies I would avoid section one of this post. Not everyone is a fan of dinner parties. They can be incredibly stressful for the host and/or … Continue reading
Source: Review Copy (Dean Street Press) Today on the blog I am making another foray into the world of Wentworth’s non-Miss Silver novels, having already read Silence in Court (1945) and Fool Errant (1929), both of which showed a more … Continue reading
Source: Review Copy (Dean Street Press) Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Dog This is my second non-Miss Silver novel by Wentworth, with my first being Silence in Court (1945) and one of the main things this second read has taught … Continue reading
Source: Review Copy (Dean Street Press) This is an unplanned and last minute entry for Past Offence’s Crimes of the Century monthly challenge, which is focusing on the mystery fiction of 1945. I was excited to read this novel as … Continue reading
Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt: A Blonde (Man or Woman) Like Georgette Heyer’s novels, Wentworth’s The Finger Print (1959) begins by building up to the crime. Detective Inspector Frank Abbott attends a dance, with his friend Anthony Hallam, hosted by Jonathan … Continue reading