Not long after the telephone call, Miss Faintley was murdered. It seemed at first unlikely that she, a prim, quiet schoolmistress, could have anything to do with crime. Yet Mrs Bradley's investigations led to some exciting discoveries.
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Beatrice Lestrange Bradley, psychiatrist and consultant for Britain's Home Office, is vacationing with her assistant Laura when the latter, out on a hike with a young boy, discovers the body of Miss Faintley, one of his teachers, tucked under a bush. From the police Mrs. Bradley learns that the woman was involved in an odd, slightly illegal transfer of packages containing different specimens of fern. Following her instincts to such settings as the caves of Lascaux in France and the Isle of Wight, Mrs. B. uncovers a complex currency-smuggling scheme. Although the style of the late author (she died in 1983) is breezy and light, plotting in the latest Lestrange Bradley adventure (following Spotted Hemlock, is flimsy, far-fetched and hard to follow.
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Book Description Michael Joseph, London, 1976. Hardcover with Dustjacket. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 224 pp. Dustjacket has darkened with fading on the spine. Browning to page edges. Remnants of pocket on first page. Ex Aged Care Library. When a prim schoolmistress is murdered it seems unlikely that she is involved in currency smuggling. Size: 12mo. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 07848
Book Description Michael Joseph, London. 1976. Reprint., 1976. 8vo, 224pp. A good hardback copy in like dust jacket. Previous owner's small initial. Bookseller Inventory # 88270