Amateur sleuth Mrs Bradley investigates a puzzling Christmas crime in this classic mystery, first published in 1936 as Dead Men’s Morris
The perfect classic crime story to cosy up with this festive season. 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”
Nicholas Lezard, Guardian
“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”