I like Wentworth very much - she captures the mores of pre-war middle class England perfectly, and she writes rather better than Christie. They are romantic cosies, of course, but with an edge to them and an intelligence to the writing that has lasted.
Praise for Patricia Wentworth:
Miss Silver has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot
'Miss Silver is marvellous'
You can't go wrong with Maud Silver
Miss Wentworth is a first-rate storyteller