A brillianty witty and entertaining Golden Age crime writers, apparently written as a send-up of Agatha Christie
Hillmaston School has chosen The Mikado for their next school performance and, in recognition of her generous offer to finance the production, their meek and self-effacing arithmetic mistress is offered a key role. But when she disappears mid-way through the opening night performance and is later found dead, unconventional psychoanalyst Mrs Bradley is called in to investigate. To her surprise she soon discovers that the hapless teacher had quite a number of enemies - all with a motive for murder...
“Crime writing's best-kept secret”
“The Great Gladys”
“Among the most revered names in British mystery fiction”
“I hope that Vintage keep on bringing them out - she's just such an interesting writer”
“Gladys Mitchell could so easily have been another Agatha Christie. Her output was formidable, her plots skilfully constructed and her characters convincing”
Barry Turner, Daily Mail