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The Devil's Elbow By Gladys Mitchell,

  • Title: The Devil's Elbow
  • Author: Gladys Mitchell
  • ISBN: 9780747402503
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Paperback
  • George Jeffries is courier on a coach tour of Scotland It is fortunate that the important facts preceding the crime have been recorded in letters to his fiancee Em And fortunate too that Em is staying with Mrs Bradley while Laura Menzies Bradley s ian secretary, familiar to Gladys Mitchell aficiandos in other novels is on holiday.With her usual mix of Freudian anGeorge Jeffries is courier on a coach tour of Scotland It is fortunate that the important facts preceding the crime have been recorded in letters to his fiancee Em And fortunate too that Em is staying with Mrs Bradley while Laura Menzies Bradley s ian secretary, familiar to Gladys Mitchell aficiandos in other novels is on holiday.With her usual mix of Freudian analysis, word association, literary allusion, contemptuous interviewing technique Think it out, child and amiable amoral detachment, Mrs Bradley knows who did it well before anyone else.
    The Devil s Elbow George Jeffries is courier on a coach tour of Scotland It is fortunate that the important facts preceding the crime have been recorded in letters to his fiancee Em And fortunate too that Em is staying

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    1. Mystery set in Scotland A group of Brits take a bus tour through Scotland During the trip Miss Pratt a tedious spinster is murdered Bradley, Gavin and McTavish join forces to solve the crime The author is a contemporary of Agatha Christie but not as adept at storytelling While I enjoyed the novel, the reader is buried in details Initially I enjoyed the descriptions of Scotland, but again, as witnesses suspects were being questioned, the reader is inundatedby too many geographic details of Scotla [...]

    2. A promising start as the coach tour to Scotland is recorded in a series of letter from the courier to his lady friend This sets the scene for what follows.A baffling murder takes place and Beatrice Adela Lestrange Bradley of the Home Office is called to look into the matter Her methods, and the explanation of them, is somewhat confusing but she does come up with the right answer in the end How and why, I am not too sure but that probably says about me than about the way the book is written.But, [...]

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