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Silence in Court

(1945)
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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

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Patricia Wentworth's Silence in Court

Hardback Editions

May 1973 : UK Hardback

Title: Silence in Court
Author(s): Patricia Wentworth
ISBN: 0-85617-042-9 / 978-0-85617-042-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd
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Paperback Editions

April 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Silence in Court: A Golden Age Mystery
Author(s): Patricia Wentworth
ISBN: 1-911095-63-3 / 978-1-911095-63-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dean Street Press
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Kindle Editions

February 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Silence in Court
Author(s): Patricia Wentworth
Publisher: Reading Essentials
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May 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Silence in Court: A Golden Age Mystery
Author(s): Patricia Wentworth
Publisher: Dean Street Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Silence in Court: A Golden Age Mystery
Author(s): Patricia Wentworth
Publisher: Dean Street Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA