• 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


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