Thief, kleptomaniac… or innocent victim of a malevolent plot to implicate her?
That’s Shirley Dale. First there had been the strange appearance of someone else’s pocketbook on her person as she was getting on a crowded bus one evening. The next night when she was dining with the attractive Anthony Leigh, the flashy little purse of another woman mysteriously turned up in Shirley’s own black hand-bag.
When she finds her employer’s diamond brooch in the hem of her coat, Shirley flees in panic to Anthony for the help she so desperately needs. Anthony’s devoted efforts to aid her uncover a sinister, fast-growing plan. Now Anthony and Shirley must clear her name and unmask her tormentor before her very life is in jeopardy.
Hole and Corner was originally published in 1936. This 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
|Publisher:||Dean Street Press|
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About the Author
Her first novel was published in 1910, but it wasn't until the 1920's that she embarked on her long career as a writer of mysteries. Her most famous creation was Miss Maud Silver, who appeared in 32 novels, though there were a further 33 full-length mysteries not featuring Miss Silver-the entire run of these is now reissued by Dean Street Press.
Patricia Wentworth died in 1961. She is recognized today as one of the pre-eminent exponents of the classic British golden age mystery novel.