• "Mrs Bradley is an amateur sleuth to rival Miss Marple… A cackling, leering, hooting delight… Added to the interest of the murder itself, we can delight in the picture of society that the novels afford, in the way that a photograph of a long-gone street can fascinate and charm… I just let it all wash over me, soak up the atmosphere, and revel in the character of the detective. I am delighted to have made Mrs Bradley’s acquaintance"

  • "One of the ‘Big Three’ female mystery novelists, judged the equal of Dorothy L Sayers and Agatha Christie"

  • "If a relaxing diversion is of the essence for a good holiday, a Gladys Mitchell novel is a must"

    Daily Mail