British Library, Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh, Dorothy L. Sayers, Margery Allingham
the astonishing adventure of jane smith patricia wentworth
“The door!” he shouted. “The door!” Every man in the room looked where Fifteen was looking. Above the water-lilies and the storks, where the top panel of the door had shown, there was a dark, empty space. The door was open.
A girl, clad only in a night dress, is found walking in her sleep. Had she heard too much? Should she be “eliminated”? Jane Smith, an impecunious and intrepid heroine, finds herself in the wrong place at the right time, swept into an adventure which will include imposture, peril, romance and… murder.
The Astonishing Adventure of Jane Smith, the first of Patricia Wentworth’s mystery novels, was originally published in 1923. 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
Category: Crime Fiction
Publication Date: July 2016
Territories: World ex US
ISBN: 978 1 911413 10 3 (ebook)/978 1 911413 09 7 (paperback)