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READ ALL AGATHA CHRISTIE? TRY A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY A serial killer...Cryptic clues...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.

A young woman's body is discovered in the woods. She has been strangled and a quotation from Tennyson's 'In Memoriam' is pinned to her chest with a knitting needle. Soon after, another woman's body is found, in similar circumstances. Then a third body, a fourth, a fifth... What links the victims? Scotland Yard is baffled, and all the ingenuity and unorthodox methods of famous detective Mrs Bradley are needed in the hunt for the ruthless killer.

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


Richly quirky books, full of dramatic plotting, vigorous behavior and ironic opinions

Glasgow Herald

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

I hope Vintage will keep on bringing them out - she's just such an interesting writer

Desperate Reader

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  • Paperback


    May 1, 2014


    224 pages

    RRP $26.00

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  • EBook


    April 3, 2014

    Vintage Digital

    224 pages

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