Patricia Wentworth (1877-1961)
another full-length Miss Marple novel until the 1940s. Unlike Miss Marple, who discovers crimes by chance and solves them by drawing parallels to people she has met in her village, Miss Silver is a professional
investigator who observes and deduces and the Scotland Yard detectives she works with are intelligent and
usually willing to accept her advice. However both Miss Silver and Miss Marple have one thing in common, they both approach the investigation of crime armed with knitting needles and wool, ready to knit their way through another tricky whodunit.