• "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
  • "Crime writing's best kept secret"

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

  • "Easily the best woman detective in fiction"

    News Chronicle