Posted in September 2015

Speedy Death (1929) by Gladys Mitchell

Book Review by George S: Speedy Death was Gladys Mitchell’s first detective novel. It introduces Mrs Bradley, her psychoanalyst detective, who would go on to solve another sixty-two mysteries. Philip Larkin was a big fan; he called her ‘the great Gladys’, and wrote that she ‘stood splendidly apart from her crime-club confrères in total originality’.