Hue and Cry: A Golden Age Mystery

Hue and Cry: A Golden Age Mystery

by Patricia Wentworth


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“I hate him worse than I hate snails, and worms, and slugs, and spiders with hairs down their legs…”

Bride-to-be Mally was an unlikely fugitive from the police. It only happened because she became governess to millionaire Sir George Peterson’s little girl, Barbara. Barbara hated Pinko, her father’s slug-like secretary; and Mally had to agree. But Pinko liked Mally—he wanted her; and if Pinko wants anything he can’t have he is apt to be unpleasant. So when, a few days later, the Mogul’s priceless diamond was found in Mally’s possession, the Slug was delighted. It was his chance. He had made a terrible mistake and now he could blame it on Mally. After all, if she had stolen the gem, they would believe anything of her…

Mally’s escape from one dangerous situation leads her into a lethal criminal conspiracy in this classic mystery thriller, originally published in 1927. 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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781911095910
Publisher: Dean Street Press
Publication date: 06/06/2016
Pages: 226
Sales rank: 1,031,829
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

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 in the Somme during World War I.
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.

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