The Saltmarsh Murders (Mrs. Bradley, #4)



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    I love the classic detectives of the Golden Age of British cozies Miss Jane Marple, Miss Maud Silver, and Lord Roderick Alleyn But I have a new favorite Mrs Beatrice Bradley She s considerably less likable than any of the aforementioned, what with her yellowed, shriveled looks, her cackling laugh, her domineering person...

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    The Saltmarsh Murders by Gladys Mitchell, is a series and an author incredibly I did not know before Mitchell began her mystery writing career in 1929 and is pretty much a contemporary of Agatha Christie Her heroine through 66 novels is Beatrice Adela Lestrange Bradley, or Mrs Bradley as she is referred to in this early outing, first published in 1932.Random House Vintage has reissued a half dozen of the mostly early titles This one bears the tagli...

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    Mrs Bradley is an interesting, odd and slightly dark character This was my first of these books I LOVE the tv series with Diana Rigg though I have to say, other than the name, not a lot is the same I found it very amusing and enjoyed trying to follow her logic along the way The story itself was interesting but not overwhelmingly so A couple murders, a missing baby and a bunch of secrets There was one piece of the puzzle I truly didn t get though despite explanations and it didn t make Mrs Bradley is an interesting, odd and slightly dark character This was my first of these books I LOVE the tv series with Diana Rigg though I have to say, other than the name, not a lot is the same I found it very amusing and enjoyed trying to follow her logic along the way The story...

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    My first Mrs Bradley Imagine Miss Marple with a degree and an attitude All the classic ingredients of the English village cozy mystery with a touch of MacBeth s wierd witches I m not saying there s anything paranormal in the book, there isn t But Mrs Bradley is decidedly odd Having come in at Number 4, I may have missed something in the character buildup, but she is not endearing Few of the characters are, really, from the bumbling Watson stand in to the principal suspects even the nice My first Mrs Bradley Imagine Miss Marple with a degree and an attitude All the classic ingredients of the English village cozy mystery with a touch of MacBeth s wierd witches I m not saying there s anything paranormal in the book, there isn t But Mrs Bradley is decidedly odd Having come in at Number 4, I may have missed something in the character buildup, but she is not endearing Few of t...

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    The offbeat and weirdly funny mysteries of Gladys Mitchell may be an acquired taste, but nonetheless can prove quite addictive Fortunately for those addicted readers, Mitchell was an incredibly prolific writer The Saltmarsh Murders, published in 1932, was her fourth mystery, and features as sleuth, her now famous character Mrs Bradley.Mrs Bradley is a wealthy widow, one with a thorough background in Freudian psychology She is a weird character, a bit frightening, yet not without unexpected The offbeat and weirdly funny mysteries of Gladys Mitchell may be an acquired taste, but nonetheless can prove quite addictive Fortunately for those addicted readers, Mitchell was an incredibly prolific writer The Saltmarsh Murders, published in 1932, was her fourth mystery, and features as sleuth, her now famous character Mrs Bradley.Mrs Bradley is a wealthy widow, one with a thorough background in Freudian p...

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    I have read many books from the Golden age of crime before, not to mention many other novels written in the years between the wars, and certainly there are many times when attitudes of the time jar terribly with what is acceptable today However generally speaking it is at least explainable, and the reader can set things in the context in which they were written and move on However in this book which is the first Gladys Mitchell I have read there was language and attitudes particularly I have read many books from the Golden age of crime before, not to mention many other novels written in the years between the wars, and certainly there are many times when attitudes of the time jar terribly with what is acceptable today However generally speaking it is at least explainable, and the reader can set things in the context in which they were written and move on However in this book which is the first Gladys Mitchell I have read there was language and attitudes particularly to race which I actually found offensive There is a black servant character in the book, and so I would hope that other Gladys Mitchell novels not featuring black characters wouldn t be so overtly racist The story itself was really quite readable but it was sp...

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    If you love classic British mysteries, you MUST read the Mrs Bradley series.Few people today know the name Gladys Mitchell, although those who watch PBS are familiar with her most famous detective Mrs Bradley For decades, however, Mitchell ranked with Christie, Sayers, Marsh, and others as a popular mystery writer From 1929 until her death in 1983, she cranked out at least one book a year and frequentlyMost of them featured the reptilian psychiatrist and detective, Beatrice Lestra If you love classic British mysteries, you MUST read the Mrs Bradley series.Few people today know the name Gladys Mitchell, although ...

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    One of the classic Golden Age crime mysteries.I really like the Gladys Mitchell Mrs Bradley books For that period, Gladys Mitchell touched subjects that many authors would never go near But she managed it with such panache, that she pulled it off time and time again.I enjoyed my third or is it my fouth reading listening of the bookoh well, no matter These books are always a joy to read or listen to we needaudiobooks, please If you like quirky, off the beaten track mysteries, th One of the classic Golden Age crime mysteries.I really like the Gladys Mitchell Mrs Bradley books For that period, Gladys Mitchell touched subject...

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    Mrs Bradley is a strange detective, but engaging and entertaining The Saltmarsh Murders hinges upon pregnancy, murder, smuggling and a village fete It is unlike many Golden Age whodunnits, relying on psychology and anecdote o...

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    I picked up Gladys Mitchell s The Saltmarsh Murders in the Oxfam bookshop, because I m always interested to try new to me 1930s detective stories, and grabbed it off the top of my to read pile last week when I was looking for an easy read to follow To Lie With Lions The Saltmarsh Murders is the fourth of 66 detective novels featuring Mrs Beatrice Lestrange Bradley, psychiatrist and amateur sleuth In this nove...

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