I'm having a Patricia Wentworth binge at the moment owing to the fact that I am having to do a course for work and I find that it helps my concentration to (re-)read familiar material rather than start something new. So, old detective fiction binge. The early Miss Silver books are very good but there is a gradual decline towards the end. I am reading as many as I can get on my Kindle and the editions offer this one constant factor through the series - a really quite unfortunately worded 'About the Author':
About the Author
Patricia Wentworth was born in India and after
writing several romances turned her hand to crime.
She wrote dozens of bestselling mysteries and
was recognised as one of the mistresses of classic
crime. She died in 1961.
Perhaps it was deliberate, but 'turned her hand to crime' makes me smile every time I read it.
My favourite Miss Silver? Probably The Case of William Smith. So far.