The perfect classic crime story to cosy up with this winter. Amateur sleuth Mrs Bradley investigates a puzzling Christmas mystery . . .
First published in 1936 as Dead Men's Morris.
'Mrs Bradley is an amateur sleuth to rival Miss Marple... A delight' Guardian
It is December and Mrs Bradley has left London behind for a relaxing visit to the Oxfordshire countryside.
Then, on Christmas Eve, a local solicitor is found dead by the river. Everyone believes that he suffered a heart attack - but Mrs Bradley is suspicious, and is soon investigating a series of disturbing clues.
As the frost thaws and spring begins, the inimitable detective must work fast if she is to protect the people close to her from a resourceful killer...
'The equal of Dorothy L. Sayers and Agatha Christie' Independent
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