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Patricia Wentworth Bibliography

UK First Edition Books

Series Character: Miss Silver

A classic author in the genre means the books are very collectable
Early first edition in jacket are very rare and consequently valuable
The later titles whilst not always hugely rare are by no means common in collectable condition
The early titles have a UK precedence but some of the later Wentworth books were published in the US first
This bibliography / checklist of books contains only the mystery fiction books

Patricia Wentworth is a pseudonym used by Dora Amy Elles.
British but born in India in 1879 and died in 1961
Her main series characters were Miss Maud Silver and Inspector Ernest Lamb

THE ASTONISHING ADVENTURES OF JANE SMITH
1923 by Melrose in London
Red cloth with gilt lettering
Dustwrapper priced at
THE RED LACQUER CASE
Published June 1924 by Melrose in London
Green cloth with gilt lettering
Dust jacket priced at 7/6
THE ANNAM JEWEL
October 1924 by Melrose in London
Red cloth with gilt lettering
Dustwrapper priced at 7/6
THE DOWER HOUSE MYSTERY
[1925] by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Red cloth with black lettering
Dustwrapper priced at 7/6
THE BLACK CABINET
[1925] by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue/green cloth with black lettering
Dust jacket priced at
Not listed in the English Catalogue of Books
THE AMAZING CHANCE
[1926] by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dust jacket priced at 7/6
See Book
HUE AND CRY
[1927] by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dustcover priced at 7/6
ANNE BELINDA
[1927] by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dustwrapper priced at 7/6
WILL-O'-THE-WISP
[1928] by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dustwrapper priced at 7/6
GREY MASK
[1928] by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dust jacket priced at 7/6. Artwork by Eugene Hastain
FOOL ERRANT
[1929] by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dustwrapper priced at 7/6
THE COLDSTONE
[1930] by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dust jacket priced at 7/6
BEGGAR'S CHOICE
[1930] by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dust cover priced at 7/6. Artwork by Norah Schlegal
See Picture
KINGDOM LOST
1931 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dustwrapper priced at 7/6. Artwork by Eugene Hastain
DANGER CALLING
[1931] by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dust jacket priced at 7/6
NOTHING VENTURE
1932 by Cassell in London
Red cloth with black lettering
Dust wrapper priced at 7/6
RED DANGER
1932 by Cassell in London
Maroon cloth with gilt lettering
Dust jacket priced at 7/6
SEVEN GREEN STONES
1933 by Cassell in London
Red cloth with green lettering
Dustwrapper priced at 7/6
WALK WITH CARE
1933 by Cassell in London
Green cloth with black lettering
Dustwrapper priced at 7/6 . Artwork by Lance Cattermole
FEAR BY NIGHT
1934 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dustwrapper priced at 7/6. Artwork by Stead
See Book
DEVIL-IN-THE-DARK
1934 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dustwrapper priced at 7/6
RED STEFAN
1935 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dust jacket priced at 7/6
BLINDFOLD
1935 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dustwrapper priced at
Not listed in the ECB
DEAD OR ALIVE
1936 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dustwrapper priced at 7/6
see picture
HOLE AND CORNER
1936 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dust jacket priced at 7/6
See Picture
THE CASE IS CLOSED
1937 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dust cover priced at 7/6
see picture
DOWN UNDER
1937 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dustwrapper priced at 7/6
RUN !
1938 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dust jacket priced at 7/6
see picture
Mr ZERO
1938 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dustwrapper priced at 7/6
LONESOME ROAD
1939 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth with gilt lettering
Dustwrapper priced at 7/6
THE BLIND SIDE
1939 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Red cloth with gilt lettering
Dust cover priced at 7/6
See Picture
ROLLING STONE
1940 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dust jacket priced at 8/3
See Picture
WHO PAYS THE PIPER ?
1940 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dustwrapper priced at 8/3. Artwork by Nicolson

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UNLAWFUL OCCASIONS
1941 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dustwrapper priced at 8/3
DANGER POINT
1942 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dust jacket priced at 8/6
PURSUIT OF A PARCEL
1942 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dustwrapper priced at 8/6
THE CHINESE SHAWL
1943 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dustwrapper priced at 8/6
MISS SILVER INTERVENES
1944 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dustcover priced at 8/6
see picture
THE CLOCK STRIKES TWELVE
1945 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Blue cloth with black lettering
Dust cover priced at 8/6
British Library state 1945. ECB says publication date Feb 1946
THE KEY
September 1946 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Maroon cloth with white lettering
Dust jacket priced at 8/6
SILENCE IN COURT
1946 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Red cloth with white lettering
Dust jacket priced at 8/6
Oxford, Dublin and Scotland libraries call for 1946
British library say 1947. ECB states August 1947
I believe the American edition precedes
THE TRAVELLER RETURNS
February 1948 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Dust jacket priced at 8/6
see book
PILGRIM'S REST
September 1948 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Red cloth with white lettering
Dust jacket priced at 8/6
see picture
LATTER END
Book states February but ECB states actual publication March 1949
Hodder & Stoughton in London
Dust jacket priced at 8/6
Blue boards with black titles to spine and front board
I believe the American edition precedes
see picture
SPOTLIGHT
July 1949 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Dust jacket priced at 8/6
Blue cloth with black lettering
See Picture
ETERNITY RING
January 1950 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Dust jacket priced at 8/6
THE CASE OF WILLIAM SMITH
August 1950 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Dust jacket priced at 9/6
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MISS SILVER COMES TO STAY
1951 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
see picture
THE CATHERINE WHEEL
1951 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
THE BRADING COLLECTION
1952 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
THROUGH THE WALL
1952 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Red boards with black titles
Wrapper priced 10/6 to inner flap
see picture
THE IVORY DAGGER
1953 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
ANNA, WHERE ARE YOU ?
1953 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
see picture
THE WATERSPLASH
1953 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Maroon red cloth, black titles to spine and device to front board
Dust jacket priced 10/6 on inside flap
see picture
LADIES' BANE
1954 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
OUT OF THE PAST
1955 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
VANISHING POINT
1955 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
THE SILENT POOL
1956 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
THE BENEVENT TREASURE
1956 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
Jacket priced 12/6
see picture
POISON IN THE PEN
1957 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
THE LISTENING EYE
1957 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
THE GAZEBO
1958 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
THE FINGERPRINT
1959 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
THE ALINGTON INHERITANCE
1960 by Hodder & Stoughton in London
THE GIRL IN THE CELLAR
1961 by Hodder & Stoughton in London

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