The effect of reading Miss Marple’s adventures can be quite interesting. It sometimes takes you a trip in the fictional plane. While walking around the streets of the charming Surrey countryside I noticed some cottages. Mead Cottages, they were named and I saw that the door numbers were only even numbers. What was odd was the absence of odd door numbers. What was even odder was the door numbers were divisible by four. As I plodded on the street taking in the view imagine my consternation when I saw this dainty little door number bearing number ninety-one. I said this is surely a case for Marple. St Mary’s Mead and Mead cottages, who could miss the coincidence?. After some walking up and down the road it was apparent that it was a surely a mistake. Then I realised that the local weather supports four seasons in a day reasonable well. A bright sunny wash followed with an irritating pitter-patter of the rain and a subsequent windy onslaught ending with an asbestos style cloudy calm and gloomy setting. I could not but imagine that the inspiration for “Why didn’t they ask Evans?” must have been the odd even numbers on the Mead cottages. The mystery of ninety-one was solved and I went home to continue reading ‘The Clocks’ set in Wilbraham Crescent, Crowdean on Sussex Coast.