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Murder in the Snow

A Cotswold Christmas Mystery
Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
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Summary

Mrs Bradley, sharp-eyed detective and celebrated psychiatrist, has decided to spend Christmas with her nephew at his beautiful house in the Cotswolds. It isn’t long before a mystery unfolds. 

There are strange events occurring in the nearby wood, and local villagers are receiving anonymous threatening letters. Then the snow begins to fall - and a body is discovered. Mrs Bradley is on the case, but she’ll have to hatch an ingenious plan to reveal the truth and find the culprit....

©1950 The Executors of the Estate of Gladys Mitchell (P)2019 Soundings
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Much better than I expected!

I must admit I wasn't expecting anything more than the usual cosy murder , as I didn't know of Gladys Mitchell at all.
Besides the narration being exceptionally good , I realized the author making references that meant she was writing as a contemporary to the period it was set (as this was published in 1950).
Which is my preference , when reading , as I know from experience that often writers often get details so very wrong .
As they can't write the past without being influenced by the present .
For example . it is hard to explain how much political incorrectness was tolerated , or preoccupied people were with food during rationing.
If you like Agatha Christie , this is so much better , more of a refection of times and of real people.
I hope more of her works added to Audible , as most of my reading is done with my ears so I can get on with other mundane things :)

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More please!

Gladys Mitchell deserves a place on the book shelves of every lover of the crime novel.

This is brilliantly read and I’m so hoping Audible bring more of her work out. A great listen and such a fantastic story!

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Quirky and fun

I always enjoy listening to Patience Tomlinson reading Gladys Mitchell, and this one didn’t disappoint. A great listen. Please can you record more Gladys Mitchell with Patience Tomlinson!

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Excellent<br />

Very well read. Really brought the story to life. Good characterisation. Very enjoyable for an afternoon

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Boring....

I really tried to enjoy this book but it was just too boring. It doesn't come close to Agatha Christie's similar poison-pen murder mystery 'The Moving Finger'. I persevered with Murder in the Snow but I've given up at the midway point. The pace is just too boring and slow. Endless dialogue where nothing happens.

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Confusing.

Although I love the TV series, I did not enjoy this book. I found it confusing and difficult to keep up with the characters. I persevered but found it unsatisfactory.

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Tedious

Far too much extraneous detail. Lacks pace. Was bored to death. Not worth buying. Cannot recommend.