To the innocent visitor the picturesque village of Greenings would appear to be a haven of tranquility. But every place has its secrets and beneath the calm surface lurk hidden resentments and dangerous passions. When a man is found lying face down in a nearby watersplash, the verdict is death by misadventure. But Miss Silver happens to be in the neighbourhood and she suspects foul play ...
But every place has its secrets and beneath the calm surface lurk hidden resentments and dangerous passions. When a man is found lying face down in a nearby watersplash, the verdict is death by misadventure.
Author: Patricia Wentworth
Publisher: Hachette UK
Adwick family history from its Yeomen roots through Waterloo to the mining village of Shireoaks. Adding Mills and Price roots, the author describes village life before, during and after WWII, marriage and travels beyond the village boundaries.
The decision to organise a summer party to go to the watersplash seemed to be almost a subconscious impulse that simultaneously entered into the minds of ...
Author: Graham Adwick
Category: Shireoaks (England)
Category: Detective and mystery stories
From the church a narrow street winds downward, crosses the “watersplash”, then climbs to the north crest where an Augustinian priory, dissolved in 1444, ...
Author: Phil W Kaufman
Author: Patricia Wentworth
Category: Fiction in English
Author: Wentworth, Patricia, pseud
Publisher: Philadelphia, Lippincott [c1951]
Category: Silver, Miss (Fictitious character)
Author: Patricia Wentworth (pseud. [i.e. Dora Amy Dillon, afterwards Turnbull.])
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"The Watersplash" by Dora Amy Elles.
Author: Dora Amy Elles
Publisher: Good Press
A family with secrets---is murder one of them? Membery Place has been the home of the Calvert family for over one hundred years. Below it, set in a forest clearing, is a modern, award-winning house designed by architect Mark Calvert, one of Alyssa Calvert's three sons. Mark's wife, Francesca, has been conscious of an intriguing element of mystery surrounding Bianca Morgan ever since Chip, the eldest Calvert brother, brought her and her child to live with him at Membery. No one, except possibly Chip, knows anything about her previous life. Bianca remains an enigma---and then one day her body is found in a pool beneath a waterfall on the estate. The three brothers have always been very close, but the subsequent inquiry now reveals that they all had their own secret connection with Bianca. Could one of them have had reason to kill her? Perhaps Jonathan, to save his career as an international cello soloist; Mark, to save his marriage---or even Chip? The focus of the inquiry shifts dramatically when Bianca's nine-year-old son goes missing. Has the child too been killed, or has he been abducted because he saw his mother's murder? The fruitless search for Bianca's killer and the kidnapper forces Francesca to take matters into her own hands, determined to resolve the mystery of the Calvert family.
... taking a dangerous path like that one down by the waterfall, if she was going down to your brother's house at The Watersplash, as it seems likely?
Author: Marjorie Eccles
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Travellers had the option of driving over the bridge , or through the " watersplash . " ' — P . 12 . GUY SYLVESTER'S GOLDEN YEAR .
Author: James Yeames
For the 1st month or two , October , November and December 1915 , I lived in the Watersplash Road at Sunburyon - Thames . One night , I can't remember the ...
Author: Sir Ernest Nathaniel Bennett
""The Green Man"" - icon of the Celtic faith - is murdered. His daughter Morwenna asks Home Guard sergeant Ben Oakley, a retired detective, for help. Despite his being committed to organising a secret army in case of the anticipated German invasion, together they unmask the killers but in so doing, they discover a spy ring and Ben comes to realise that the idyllic Somerset village in which he lives is the epicentre of the secret Pagan world...
He had reached the watersplash in the middle of Broughton Comforter, much deeper than normal with the recent rain, before he came to a decision.
Author: Ken Westell
While the roots of the detective novel go back to the 19th century, the genre reached its height around 1925 to 1945. This work presents information on 21 British and American women who wrote during the 20th century. As a group they were largely responsible for the great popularity of the detective novel in the first half of the century. The British authors are Dora Turnbull (Patricia Wentworth), Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Elizabeth Mackintosh (Josephine Tey), Ngaio Marsh, Gladys Mitchell, Margery Allingham, Edith Pargeter (Ellis Peters), Phyllis Dorothy James White (P.D. James), Gwendoline Butler (Jennie Melville), and Ruth Rendell, and the Americans are Patricia Highsmith, Carolyn G. Heilbrun (Amanda Cross), Edna Buchanan, Kate Gallison, Sue Grafton, Sara Paretsky, Nevada Barr, Patricia Cornwell, Carol Higgins Clark, and Megan Mallory Rust. A flavor of each author’s work is provided.
1951 (also published as Death at Deep End) The Watersplash .
Author: Moira Davison Reynolds
Category: Literary Criticism
I heard the sweeps of the schooner fall into the watersplash ! splash ! fainter and fainter , as they on over me .
Author: Wilkie Collins
This critical study explores late twentieth century novels by women writers—including Doris Lessing, May Sarton and Barbara Pym—that feature female protagonists over the age of sixty. These novels’ discourses on aging contrast with those largely pejorative ones that dominate Western society. They break the silence that normally surrounds the lives of the aged, and this book investigates how older female protagonists are represented in relation to areas such as sexuality, dependence and everyday life. Beginning with an investigation of popular opinions about aging and a survey of hypotheses from disciplines including gerontology, psychology and feminism, the text reviews literary critical attitudes toward fictions of aging; analyzes representations of physically dependent characters, whose anger over their failing bodies is often eased by relationships with their female friends; discusses how paradigms of female sexuality exclude the possibility of older women being sexually desirable; examines characters that live a contented life, finding a more polemical side to them than is noted in more conventional literary critiques; and analyzes the aged sleuth in classical detective fiction.
In Wentworth's The Watersplash (¡954), Miss Silver is described as conveying “an impression of belonging to the same period as her [Victorian] pictures and ...
Author: Zoe Brennan
Category: Social Science
I know that short cut , ' I retort scornfully , " and it would land us in the watersplash on the other side . We had much better keep to the lane , don't ...
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Author: Patricia Wentworth
Lurking behind the tranquillity of the country village of Greenings is a tinder-dry passion which owes its origins to events in the recent past. When Clarice Dean is found drowned in a watersplash, the match is set. Can Miss Silver put out the blaze?
Lurking behind the tranquillity of the country village of Greenings is a tinder-dry passion which owes its origins to events in the recent past. When Clarice Dean is found drowned in a watersplash, the match is set.
Author: Patricia Wentworth
Category: Silver, Maud (Fictitious character)
It is of interest to record that the slope of the road down to the watersplash varied considerably from that of the present land surface , which has been ...
Author: Sussex Archaeological Society
Packed with detailed information as well as color photos and maps, this complete, up-to-date resource will guide readers through over 2,500 gold courses in Britain and Ireland. This handy reference includes details on green fees, leisure activities, entry restrictions, facilities and directions.
Author: AA Publishing
Publisher: Aa Pub
Category: Sports & Recreation