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Titre : Nest of Vipers
Éditeur : Michael Joseph, London
Date d'édition : 1979
Reliure : Blue hardback cloth cover
Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included
Edition : First Edition.
192pp. With dust jacket VG : in Very good condition. Spine and outer edges sunned. N° de réf. du libraire mit55
A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY
Rediscover Gladys Mitchell - one of the 'Big Three' female crime fiction writers alongside Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers.
The tenants of Weston Pipers are horrified to discover that one among them, the reclusive Miss Minnie, has been elaborately and violently murdered, and that their young landlord, Chelion Piper, is the chief suspect. Piper is advised to write down his version of events for the noted criminologist and psychoanalyst Dame Beatrice Bradley, as her investigations uncover a junk shop with a secret room, a possible satanic cult and a veritable nest of vipers
Opinionated, unconventional, unafraid... If you like Poirot and Miss Marple, you'll love Mrs Bradley.
"One of the "Big Three" female mystery novelists, judged the equal of Dorothy L Sayers and Agatha Christie, but that's not quite accurate - she's more like a mad combination of both" ( Independent)
"Superbly odd" ( Observer)
"Gladys Mitchell can always be relied upon for a packed and meaty novel, and an intelligent one at that" ( Guardian)
"Easily the best woman detective in fiction" ( News Chronicle)
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