• "She is one of the Big Three women detective writers"

  • "Begins like a parody of a country house murder. But you soon see that the author means the jokes, and also develops both a tricky mystery and a quite solid argument about crime and its disruption of society. Then she brings it all to a head in a very remarkable conclusion. From the start, Mitchell was outstanding."

    Glasgow Herald
  • "A crime writer who, in her day, ranked with Christie and Sayers"

    Daily Mail
  • "Extremely well constructed story of murder and detection...Mrs Bradley is the prize piece"

    Daily News
  • "Gladys Mitchell can always be relied upon for a packed and meaty novel, and an intelligent one at that"