Watson's Choice (Mrs Bradley) Paperback – 6 Oct 2011
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"This is one to be put aside for a relaxing Christmas read...the mark of a Mitchell mystery is to lead us into familiar territory there to shatter illusions of predictability...try guessing the culprit by all means but there are high odds against getting it right" (Barry Turner Daily Mail)
"Crime writing's best-kept secret" (Scotsman)
"Among the most revered names in British mystery fiction" (Washington Post)
"Completely individual, instantly recognisable and highly enjoyable" (Times Literary Supplement)
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A young woman dies during a Sherlock Holmes themed party...a classic murder mystery from one of the queens of Golden Age crime fiction
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The party takes place while there is a very thick fog and the orchestra who have been hired to play do not manage to locate the house until almost the end of the party. But it is not Sir Bohun who ends up dead and there are plenty of suspects who could have had means, motive and opportunity to kill the eventual victim.
As ever Mrs Bradley sees further through a brick wall than most, but Laura is not far behind her in observation and detection skills. I did not manage to work out who had done it or why - which to me is the sign of a good detective story. Of course when I look back on it I can see that all the clues were there. One good thing about this book is that it might well tempt the reader to read - or re-read the Sherlock Holmes stories.
Gladys Mitchell's Mrs Bradley books all have complex and intriguing plots with plenty of insight into behaviour and motivations. The characters are well drawn and believable and the dialogue and writing style are excellent. These are well written books which stand comparison with modern crime novels.
With Mrs. Bradley around, there is never doubt that all will be sorted. This novel, though, lacks sparkle and seems to drag its feet a bit. It also relies too much on creaking contrivances (the farm, the disused railway station, etc.) to advance the plot. Somebody IS killed eventually, but the circumstances do not really convince.
Every Gladys Mitchell novel provides some enjoyment, but this is perhaps not one of her best.
(Out of interest, when did DI Gavin's name change from David to Robert? If it happened here, this could be an ingenious further nod to Holmes' creator, for Conan Doyle buffs claim he had problems with continuity.)
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I am something of a fan of Gladys Mitchell but frankkly she wrote too many 'Mrs Bradley' tales, too quickly and this is not one for you unless you are keen to complete a... Read morePublished 23 months ago by J. B. Swingler
Really good old fashioned whodunnit .Super, thank you, OtterPublished on 17 Aug. 2014 by Grayling Forbes
I enjoyed the series on tv with Diana Rigg and found them entertaining. Enjoyed the book but Diana Rigg bought her more to life than the book.Published on 2 Jan. 2014 by Christine M. Showell
I enjoy Gladys Mitchell's writing although her way with words requires careful perusing. Her conclusions are always twisted and clever. Another good one, on to the nextPublished on 10 Feb. 2013 by AK