The Alington Inheritance

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Author: Patricia Wentworth

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444715682

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Charming men can be the most dangerous . . . Jenny is 18 when her guardian is killed and her wealthy relations the Forbes invite her to stay. Consoled by the affectionate attentions of their little girls and the charming elder son, she starts to find her feet again. Then she overhears a private conversation and realises she is in terrible danger. Terrified and bewildered, Jenny flees from the village, desperately hoping her enemies will forget all about her. But she's wrong . . .

The Alington Inheritance

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Author: Dora Amy Elles,

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781983836503

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Page: 358

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Orphaned Jenny Hill has always known that she is the illegitimate daughter of Richard Forbes, heir to Alington House and its fortune, who died in the war. The house passed to his brother and his family, and Jenny has grown up in a cottage just opposite the gates, living with her mother's former governess, and intimate with the Forbes family. Then just before her governess dies, she tells Jenny that her father did marry her mother, and she is the legitimate heir to Alington House and its fortune. Mrs. Forbes and her son Mac learn the truth as well, and start scheming how to keep the house and the fortune, through marriage or murder. When Jenny hears of their plans, she flees, but trouble follows her--and she is not necessarily the one who will suffer

The Key

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Author: Patricia Wentworth

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444718479

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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It's nearing the end of WWII, and Michael Harsh has been working for the government on a secret project for years. Finally he is ready to hand over the formula. But the next morning he is dead. It looks like suicide. Only Miss Silver knows it's murder.

Spotlight

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Author: Patricia Wentworth

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473673941

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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CLASSIC GOLDEN AGE MYSTERY, PERFECT FOR FANS OF AGATHA CHRISTIE When a blackmailer is stabbed at his own celebration, Miss Silver must find the guilty party 'Ranks with the best of the golden-age detectives' Daily Mail When the menacing Gregory Porlock invites a group of unacquainted friends into his home, no one is quite sure what to expect. But after the host himself is stabbed in the back it soon becomes clear to all that he was a blackmailer. Every person in his house has something to hide, and many have good reason for wishing Porlock ill. It is up to Miss Silver to see through the lies and determine which guest made certain the party was really over. 'A first-rate storyteller' Daily Telegraph 'With her gift for spinning an intriguing story, leavened by a young romance, Wentworth never disappoints and often, as here, exceeds expectations' Daily Mail 'You can't go wrong with Miss Maud Silver' Observer 'Miss Silver is marvellous' Daily Mail 'Better than Miss Marple' Mary Stewart 'A particular favourite' Andrew Taylor 'Miss Wentworth's plot is ingenious, her characterization acute, her solution satisfying' Scotsman 'Miss Silver has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot' Manchester Evening News

Make Mine a Mystery

A Reader's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction

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Author: Gary Warren Niebuhr

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 605

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Presents a comprehensive guide for mystery and detective fiction, compiling over 2,500 titles from more than 200 authors and including plot overviews, a history of the genre, and a discussion on collection development.

The Bookseller

A Buying Guide for Dealers & Librarians

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Publisher: N.A

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The woman detective

gender & genre

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Author: Kathleen Gregory Klein

Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

View: 8292

Kathleen Gregory Klein traces female paid, professional private investigators in British, Canadian, and American novels, revealing that the detective novel is both a reflection of and potential barrier to social change for women. This edition adds sixty new female private eyes to the roster and includes an afterword that assesses the current state of the genre's new and old novels. A comprehensive bibliography and a character list update the field through mid-1994.