Silence in Court: A Golden Age Mystery by Patricia WentworthSilence in Court: A Golden Age Mystery by Patricia Wentworth

Silence in Court: A Golden Age Mystery

byPatricia Wentworth

Paperback | May 2, 2016

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“How would you like to be a rocket? A stranger for a week, an heiress for a week, then down with the stick and a stranger again.”

Imperious, warm-hearted Honoria Maquisten plans to revise her will – but before the papers can be drawn up, she is dead from an overdose of pills. All eyes are on Carey Silence, a penniless orphan who was recently made Honoria’s ward. Suspicion becomes evidence, Carey is arrested and her trial is prepared. So begins a classic golden age mystery with many suspects and twists. Who was the ‘rocket’ referred to? Who was it Honoria really intended to cut out of her will? And most importantly – who murdered her?

This novel, from 1945, tells the story of one of the most dramatic trials in detective fiction – the trial of Carey Silence. The new edition features an introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans.

“When I pick up a book by Patricia Wentworth I think, now to enjoy myself – and I always do.” Mary Dell, Daily Mirror

Patricia Wentworth was born Dora Amy Elles in India in 1877 (not 1878 as has sometimes been stated). She was first educated privately in India, and later at Blackheath School for Girls. Her first husband was George Dillon, with whom she had her only child, a daughter. She also had two stepsons from her first marriage, one of whom died ...
Title:Silence in Court: A Golden Age MysteryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:222 pages, 7.81 × 5.06 × 0.47 inPublished:May 2, 2016Publisher:Dean Street PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1911095633

ISBN - 13:9781911095637