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READ ALL AGATHA CHRISTIE? TRY A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY As the country readies for war in Europe, murder strikes much closer to home...a classic murder mystery from one of the queens of Golden Age crime fiction

Rediscover Gladys Mitchell – one of the 'Big Three' female crime fiction writers alongside Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers.

Europe is on the brink of war, but as the quiet village of Willington braces itself for bloodshed overseas, a killer strikes much closer to home. But what connects the murder of an escaped asylum patient, a local councillor and a young volunteer at the village’s air raid patrol centre? Only the exceptional Mrs Bradley, psychoanalyst and celebrated detective, can uncover the truth.

Opinionated, unconventional, unafraid... If you like Poirot and Miss Marple, you’ll love Mrs Bradley.

Reviews

There are many other good detective writers...there is Gladys Mitchell with her fascinating Mrs Bradley, ugly as a toad and armed with the latest up-to-date theories of psychology

Agatha Christie, Guardian

Crime writing's best kept secret

Scotsman

Gladys Mitchell can always be relied upon for a packed and meaty novel, and an intelligent one at that

Guardian

Easily the best woman detective in fiction

News Chronicle

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  • EBook

    9781448190423

    April 3, 2014

    Vintage Digital

    288 pages

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  • Paperback

    9780099583967

    October 15, 2013

    Vintage

    288 pages

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