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Convent on Styx (Mrs. Bradley #49)

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The nuns of the Order of Companions of the Poor summon eminent psychiatrist and sleuth Dame Beatrice Lestrange Bradley to investigate a series of anonymous letters, but when she arrives the prime suspect has just been found drowned in the convent school pond with, appropriately enough, her own massive Family Bible.
Dame Beatrice leads a fine cast of eccentric characters as
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Published January 15th 2010 by Greyladies (first published 1975)
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This book is quite subdued by Mitchell's usual standard - a plot that goes practically in a straight line, and never a cross-dresser, supernatural happening, or cryptid monster to be seen. Still, I like it. It was written late in her life (according to the foreword) and while it still hangs together, unlike her very last book "The Crozier Pharaohs," it's definitely mellow in comparison to those written at the peak of her powers.

Whether intentional or not, it seems to me like a nod to Sayers' "Ga
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Aka Malcolm Torrie, Stephen Hockaby.

Born in Cowley, Oxford, in 1901, Gladys Maude Winifred Mitchell was the daughter of market gardener James Mitchell, and his wife, Annie.

She was educated at Rothschild School, Brentford and Green School, Isleworth, before attending Goldsmiths College and University College, London from 1919-1921.

She taught English, history and games at St Paul's School, Brentfo
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