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READ ALL AGATHA CHRISTIE? TRY A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY A country house party...a violent death...a classic murder mystery from one the queens of Golden Age crime fiction

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

When a pair of ramblers, lost in the English countryside, stop at a country house to ask for directions, they are most astonished to be ushered in to dinner. It seems they've been invited as a necessity by the superstitious lady of the house, to avoid thirteen guests sitting down to dinner. But the thirteenth guest never arrives, and his headless body is discovered in a wood the next day.

Fortunately, numbered among the original dinner guests is a rather extraordinary psychoanalyst, and sometime detective, by the name of Mrs Bradley...

Reviews

Crime writing's best kept secret

Scotsman

If a relaxing diversion is of the essence for a good holiday, a Gladys Mitchell novel is a must...a crime writer who, in her day, ranked with Christie and Sayers

Daily Mail

The Great Gladys

Philip Larkin

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

Particularly delightful… I am delighted to have made Mrs Bradley's acquaintance

Nicholas Lezard, Guardian

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  • Paperback

    9780099582243

    April 15, 2014

    Vintage

    352 pages

    RRP $26.99

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    9781448161249

    April 3, 2014

    Vintage Digital

    352 pages

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