Death and the Maiden (Vintage Classic Crime)

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9780099546832: Death and the Maiden (Vintage Classic Crime)

A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY

Rediscover Gladys Mitchell – one of the 'Big Three' female crime fiction writers alongside Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers.

When former banana-grower Edris Tidson hears of the possible sighting of a water-naiad he insists that his wife, her aunt Prissie and Prissie's young ward Connie, travel with him to Winchester in search of the nymph. As tensions rise between Connie and Edris, Prissie invites the renowned psychoanalyst, and unrivalled detective, Mrs Bradley to join them and unofficially observe Edris and his growing obsession. Then two young boys are found drowned and speculation mounts that the naiad is luring them to her deaths. Can Mrs Bradley unravel the mysteries hidden within the river?

Opinionated, unconventional, unafraid... If you like Poirot and Miss Marple, you’ll love Mrs Bradley.

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"Crime writing's best-kept secret" ( Scotsman)

"Gladys Mitchell can always be relied upon for a packed and meaty novel and an intelligent one at that" ( Guardian)

"Among the most revered names in British mystery fiction" ( Washington Post)

"Slightly silly in parts, wonderfully deliciously absurd in others... The clues and the red herrings are perfectly balanced, the puzzle is enticing enough to make you want to solve it before they do... It is - in short - eminently readable" ( www.thebookbag.co.uk)

"The Great Gladys" ( Philip Larkin)

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READ ALL AGATHA CHRISTIE? TRY A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY.

A banana-grower, Winchester (and maybe naiads) all feature in a brilliantly witty murder mystery from one of the queens of Golden Age crime fiction.

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