Praise for Patricia Wentworth:
Miss Wentworth is a first-rate storyteller
'Miss Silver is marvellous'
Miss Silver has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot
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.
You can't go wrong with Maud Silver