Mrs. Bradley
Books in series5
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(3.9 based on 131 ratings)
  • The Mystery of a Butcher's Shop | Gladys Mitchell

    The Mystery of a Butcher's Shop

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Gladys Mitchell
    • Narrated By Patience Tomlinson
    Overall
    (20)
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    (9)
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    (11)

    When Rupert Sethleigh's body is found one morning, laid out in the village butcher's shop and minus its head, the inhabitants of Wandles Parva aren't particularly upset. Sethleigh was a blackmailing money lender and when Mrs Bradley begins her investigation she finds no shortage of suspects. It soon transpires that most of the village seem to have been wandering about Manor Woods, home of the mysterious druidic stone on which Sethleigh's blood is found splashed, on the night he was murdered.

    Outdated

    I am listening to this in bed as I drift off to sleep - I must admit I drift off quicker than I normally would: this really is outdated: I have the M..Show More »

    Reviewed on 15 April 2012 by Elizabeth (Buckingham, United Kingdom)
  • The Saltmarsh Murders | Gladys Mitchell

    The Saltmarsh Murders

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Gladys Mitchell
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    Overall
    (41)
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    (14)
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    (14)

    Noel Wells, curate in the sleepy village of Saltmarsh, likes to spend his time dancing in the study with the vicar's niece, until one day the vicar's unpleasant wife discovers her unmarried housemaid is pregnant and trouble begins. It is left to Noel to call for the help of sometimes detective and full-time Freudian Mrs Bradley, who sets out on an unnervingly unorthodox investigation into the mysterious pregnancy.

    Rather good!

    An easy going tale, read very nicely. With twists and turns and interesting characters.

    Not a blood and thunder story, but a good, I'd s..Show More »

    Reviewed on 11 February 2011 by Denise (Egerton, United Kingdom)
  • Death at the Opera | Gladys Mitchell

    Death at the Opera

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Gladys Mitchell
    • Narrated By Patience Tomlinson
    Overall
    (21)
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    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    Hillmaston School has chosen The Mikado for their next school performance and, in recognition of her generous offer to finance the production, their meek and self-effacing arithmetic mistress is offered a key role. But when she disappears mid-way through the opening night performance and is later found dead, unconventional psychoanalyst Mrs Bradley is called in to investigate. To her surprise she soon discovers that the hapless teacher had quite a number of enemies - all with a motive for murder...

    Gentle, amusing crime caper

    I must admit I got a little lost in the relationships of all the characters so didn't guess the ending but it is a great story full of little tableau ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 15 January 2015 by berskins ()
  • When Last I Died | Gladys Mitchell

    When Last I Died

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Gladys Mitchell
    • Narrated By Patience Tomlinson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    When Mrs Bradley's grandson finds an old diary in her rented cottage it attracts the interest of this most unconventional of detectives, for the book's now deceased owner was once suspected of the murders of both her aunt and cousin. Does the missing diary finally reveal what happened to old Aunt Flora? Is the case of Bella Foxley really closed? And what happened to the boys from the local reformatory that went missing at the same time?

    A little slow but worth it in the end

    This is my first encounter with Gladys Mitchell's work. I found the story a little slow to get started and it to a while to engage with it. However, ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 17 June 2011 by Jane (Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom)
  • Tom Brown's Body | Gladys Mitchell

    Tom Brown's Body

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Gladys Mitchell
    • Narrated By Patience Tomlinson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Mrs Bradley is visiting the picturesque village of Spey in search of a book of spells believed to belong to her ancestor, the witch Mary Toadflax. During her time in the village, a junior master from the nearby school is found murdered. Gerald Conway was despised by both pupils and peers and there is no shortage of suspects. 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 about his death?

    Good story line but....

    As with my other reviews, I do enjoy a good whodunit, and Gladys Mitchell’s books really do tick all the boxes. I like her character, Mrs Bradley and..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 April 2013 by Miss J. Gordon-Clark (Ponteland, Northumberland)