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READ ALL AGATHA CHRISTIE? TRY A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY Witchcraft...superstition...a brutal killing. A classic murder mystery from one of the queens of 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.

Psychoanalyst and detective Mrs Bradley advises her highly-strung friend, Hannibal Jones, to retreat to a quiet, rustic village to find rest and inspiration for his writing. Saxon Wall seems the perfect rural retreat, and Jones is quickly intrigued by the odd characters among the villagers, their pagan beliefs, and by the mystery surrounding Neot House, where a young couple died soon after the birth of their first child.
But when disagreements between the villagers and their vicar grow more malevolent, and a man is found bludgeoned to death, Jones calls in Mrs Bradley, who proceeds to root out the devil of Saxon Wall by her own unorthodox methods.

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

Reviews

One of the "Big Three" female mystery novelists, judged the equal of Dorothy L Sayers and Agatha Christie, but that's not quite accurate - she's more like a mad combination of both

Independent

Crime writing's best kept secret

Scotsman

Completely individual, instantly recognisable and highly enjoyable

Times Literary Supplement

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  • Paperback

    9780099582236

    April 15, 2014

    Vintage

    368 pages

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    9781448161232

    April 3, 2014

    Vintage Digital

    368 pages

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