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Death at the Opera (Mrs Bradley, Book 5) by Gladys Mitchell

By Gladys Mitchell

Rediscover Gladys Mitchell - one of many 'Big Three' lady crime fiction writers along Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers. Hillmaston institution has selected The Mikado for his or her subsequent college functionality and, in popularity of her beneficiant supply to finance the construction, their meek and self-effacing mathematics mistress is accessible a key position. but if she disappears mid-way in the course of the commencing evening functionality and is later chanced on lifeless, unconventional psychoanalyst and sleuth Mrs Bradley is named in to enquire. To her shock she quickly discovers that the hapless instructor had a number of enemies - all with a purpose for murder...Opinionated, unconventional, unafraid...If you love Poirot and omit Marple, you'll love Mrs Bradley.

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There was a candle flickerin’ on the mantelpiece–a red wax one–and by its light I saw– –” “Yes, I know all that you saw. You walked round the room several times, and you knelt down by the body, and then you walked through and tried the kitchen door, and then– –” John Rance sprang to his feet with a frightened face and suspicion in his eyes. ” he cried. ” Holmes laughed and threw his card across the table to the constable. “Don’t go arresting me for the murder,” he said. “I am one of the hounds and not the wolf; Mr.

How came the woman’s ring there? Above all, why should the second man write up the German word RACHE before decamping? ” My companion smiled approvingly. “You sum up the difficulties of the situation succinctly and well,” he said. “There is much that is still obscure, though I have quite made up my mind on the main facts. As to poor Lestrade’s discovery, it was simply a blind intended to put the police upon a wrong track, by suggesting Socialism and secret societies. It was not done by a German.

They certainly were not. They were of a pearly gray colour, small, round, and almost transparent against the light. “From their lightness and transparency, I should imagine that they are soluble in water,” I remarked. “Precisely so,” answered Holmes. ” I went downstairs and carried the dog upstairs in my arms. Its laboured breathing and glazing eye showed that it was not far from its end. Indeed, its snow-white [49] muzzle proclaimed that it had already exceeded the usual term of canine existence.

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