By Gladys Mitchell
Rediscover Gladys Mitchell - one of many 'Big Three' girl crime fiction writers along Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers. whilst former banana-grower Edris Tidson hears of a potential sighting of a water-naiad he insists that his spouse, her aunt Prissie and Prissie's younger ward Connie, commute with him to Winchester looking for the nymph. As tensions upward thrust among Connie and Edris, Prissie invitations the popular psychoanalyst, and unrivalled detective, Mrs Bradley to hitch them and unofficially detect Edris and his transforming into obsession. Then younger boys are stumbled on drowned and hypothesis mounts that the naiad is luring them to her deaths. Can Mrs Bradley get to the bottom of the mysteries hidden in the river? Opinionated, unconventional, unafraid...If you're keen on Poirot and leave out Marple, you'll love Mrs Bradley.
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I got a card-” “I believe we’ve accumulated quite a collection of your cards, Syd,” the duke broke in. “So generous… Not one member of the staff has been overlooked. ” With a shy smile, Emma placed her sherry glass on the table at her knee and crossed the room to take the duke’s arm. Syd offered his to Kate, Susannah latched on to Derek’s, and the three couples made their way up the hall to the dining room, Syd’s voice booming, Susannah murmuring, and Emma raising a hand to rub her temple. It was shaping up to be an exceptionally long evening.
Death and the Maiden (Mrs. Bradley, Book 20) by Gladys Mitchell