Hillmaston School has chosen The Mikado for their next school performance and, in recognition of her generous offer to finance the production, their meek and self-effacing arithmetic mistress is offered a key role. But when she disappears mid-way through the opening night performance and is later found dead, unconventional psychoanalyst Mrs Bradley is called in to investigate. To her surprise she soon discovers that the hapless teacher had quite a number of enemies – all with a motive for murder…
©1934 Gladys Mitchell (P)2011 Soundings
A most engrossing plot, neatly and clearly unfolded with intrigue. The logical resolution keeps the listener engrossed and guessing right to the end.
"Gentle, amusing crime caper"
I must admit I got a little lost in the relationships of all the characters so didn't guess the ending but it is a great story full of little tableau to make you smile or chuckle out loud.
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