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Foul play...family secrets...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.
Great Aunt Puddequet was reputed to be enormously wealthy. It was also a tradition in the family that she was extraordinarily mean. So when the malicious old bird summons her grand-nephews to perform in a games tournament in order to secure their inheritances, they gloomily oblige. Before long, the country house games are interrupted by murder.
The police are baffled, but fortunately Mrs Bradley, an unusual psychoanalyst with a flair for sleuthing, has begun to take an keen interest in the Puddequet Olympics.
Opinionated, unconventional, unafraid... If you like Poirot and Miss Marple, you’ll love Mrs Bradley.
“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
“Among the most revered names in British mystery fiction”
“Mrs. Bradley and her dapper chauffeur, George, drive about the countryside in a midnight-blue Rolls-Royce with full bar, and wherever they go, they find murder”
New York Times
“Easily the best woman detective in fiction”
“Filled with marvellously memorable characters... Sure to delight any fans of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers”
Kirsty Hewitt, Nudge