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Author: Gladys Mitchell
ISBN: 1405685298
Pages: 248 pages
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks; 1st THUS edition (November 2005)
Language: English
Category: Mystery
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e-Book Tom Brown's Body epub download

by Gladys Mitchell



Tom Brown's Body book. I had never read a Gladys Michell book before. This was an autographed copy. I like the idea she had actually touched this book back in 1949.

Tom Brown's Body book. Murder at an English public school requires the attention of Mr. .

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Author: Gladys Mitchell. Despised by both pupils and peers, there is no shortage of suspects but can the redoubtable Mrs Bradley use tact, wit and just a touch of black magic to make the boys and their masters divulge the truth? Contents.

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The Echoing Strangers. The Crozier Pharaohs. Chapter One. Vagaries of a Rich Relation. I. GREAT-AUNT PUDDEQUET was reputed to be enormously wealthy. It was also a tradition in the family that she was extraordinarily mean. The only thing she seems inclined to give away without stint,’ said her nephew Godfrey on his wedding day, ‘is unasked-for advice.

Gladys Maude Winifred Mitchell – or 'The Great Gladys' as Philip Larkin described her – was born in 1901, in Cowley in Oxfordshire. She graduated in history from University College London and in 1921 began her long career as a teacher

Gladys Maude Winifred Mitchell – or 'The Great Gladys' as Philip Larkin described her – was born in 1901, in Cowley in Oxfordshire. She graduated in history from University College London and in 1921 began her long career as a teacher. She studied the works of Sigmund Freud and attributed her interest in witchcraft to the influence of her friend, the detective novelist Helen Simpson.

George Conway was a junior master at Spey College. The lead "detective" character is an English psychiatrist, Mrs. Bradley, who is a bit eccentric but who moves in circles of a certain class - upper middle class, it seems. The setting for this mystery is a minor English "public" school (what we Americans would call a private prep or boarding school) set in the village of Spey.

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Taulkree
I was very intrigued by the holiday gift, via Amazon, of the DVD series of Mrs. Bradley mysteries, starring Diana Rigg, and sought out this volume through an old book store. In reading it I can understand why Mitchell’s books have not endured as long as those of Agatha Christie’s or Dorothy Sayers’ . Quite simply this is plodding. While those familiar with the terms used in British “public schools” on the early 20th Century, I was quite frequently in need of a glossary to understand just who was who or what was what. (but none is provided). And Mrs. Bradley did not wow me as a sleuth. The mystery does not really appear to be solved by her supposed wisdom as a psychologist, but more good luck and good hunches. Do get the Diana Rigg series -- they are witty and sophisticated. This book? - quite dull and plodding.
Wen
This is a reissue of a classic English mystery. The lead "detective" character is an English psychiatrist, Mrs. Bradley, who is a bit eccentric but who moves in circles of a certain class -- upper middle class, it seems. The setting for this mystery is a minor English "public" school (what we Americans would call a private prep or boarding school) set in the village of Spey. Mrs. Bradley has come to this village looking for a book of magic written by one of her ancestors, who was a witch. She believes a present-day witch in the village, also a descendent of the elder witch, has the book.

Before she can obtain the book, however, one of the teachers (masters, as they call them) in the school is found dead, apparently murdered, and somehow or another, Mrs. Bradley ends up assisting the school and the police in solving the crime. The deceased had many enemies, so the list of suspects is quite long -- after all, there are all these teachers and students living together in this school. Mrs. Bradley -- sometimes with the aid of the police or one of the school faculty -- interrogate a number of people until in the final pages, the killer is revealed.

I found the style of the book a bit irritating, particularly the scenes with the village witch, who is given to talking like one of the witches in MacBeth -- confusing, cryptic statements that you have trouble understanding. Mrs. Bradley is given to responding in kind, compounding the work for the reader in trying to figure out what they're saying.

The mystery itself was quite well plotted and that part of the book I enjoyed well enough that I intend to read more in the series.
Doukree
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.