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Tom Brown's Body (Mrs Bradley Book 22)

Tom Brown's Body (Mrs Bradley Book 22) [Kindle Edition]

Gladys Mitchell
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"Mrs Lestrange by far the best and most vital English female detective" Observer "Mrs Bradley is easily the best woman detective in fiction" News Chronicle "Judged the equal of Dorothy L. Sayers and Agatha Christie... but more like a mad combination of them both" Independent on Sunday "The Great Gladys" -- Philip Larkin

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An unpopular teacher at a private boy's school has breathed his last...a classic murder mystery from one of the queens of Golden Age crime fiction

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 493 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital (27 May 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0031RSAKQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #72,861 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars RELAX AND ENJOY! 16 Mar 2012
At illustrious Spey Public School loathed teacher Gerald Conway is murdered. Suspects abound, not just amongst the staff. All (except the culprit) are indebted to Mrs. Bradley for her help.

For the most part, this novel delights. Sparkling dialogue is a particular feature - be it youngsters surmising and engaged in squabbles or adults vague, artless and pedantically at variance. To add to the interest, blind Lecky Harries, a reputed witch, lives nearby - unashamedly hamming it up for visitors.

Throughout, Gladys Mitchell mischievously pokes fun at an enclosed community with its own way of life. (Mrs. Bradley is informed all boys take Divinity, but the Army Class "the Old Testament only, of course".) Contributions from pupils Scrupe, Issacher and Prince Takhobali enrich (the latter's nickname a reminder of how attitudes have since changed).

The investigation unconvincingly (but entertainingly) stretches over many weeks, allowing a range of school activities to be described. The book's title may be weak, but its characters are not - especially, of course, Mrs. Bradley - she descended from a witch and witchlike herself, causing people to recoil whenever she cackles (which she is often). Mercifully she has here stopped calling everybody "child" - curiously with the term more appropriate in these surroundings than in other novels.

Roman bath, grotesque masks, secrets, undercurrents - I enjoyed it all immensely. And, goodness, was that a touch of real magic at the end!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Tom, not John. 28 Feb 2012
By kettlecharlie VINE VOICE
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The books by Gladys Mitchell do not fall into any of the usual types-- no aristocratic detective connected with the only, but innocent, suspect. There is no small village packed with characters all suspicious and all with skeletons neatly arranged in all the cupboards. No, Mrs. Bradley can be found in many parts of the UK-- here it is an out of the way public (in the UK this means a very private) school. During the action, an "abominable" master is murdered and Mrs.Bradley has to use guile on both the students and the masters before the solution to this 1949 mystery is revealed. A fine read...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mrs Bradley and a school for boys 28 Sep 2011
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Set in a boarding school for boys this is a brilliant example of Gladys Mitchell's Mrs Bradley mysteries. The boys themselves are well drawn as are the masters and the murder victim is the best sort of corpse - one who everyone dislikes. Mr Conway is found dead in the garden of a cottage occupied by another master - Mr Kay - who has many reasons to dislike him.

There are plenty of suspects both boys and masters - very few of either category can account for their movements on the night in question. Mrs Bradley, who knows the headmaster, is staying in the area and trying to buy a book belonging to her ancestress, Mary Toadflax, who was a witch. The book is currently in the possession of a blind witch called Lecky Harries who seems to have doubtful associations with several of the most likely suspects.

The inimitable Mrs Bradley is at her best in this book, seeing what is going on under the surface and uttering her gnomic pronouncements at regular intervals. The plot is complicated and intriguing and the writing is crisp and stylish. I thought the dialogue between the boys was well done and their behaviour was convincing. An enjoyable story which will keep the reader guessing until nearly the end of the story.
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