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MITCHELL, Gladys (Gladys Maude Winifred), 1901-1983 : THE LONGER BODIES.

MITCHELL, Gladys (Gladys Maude Winifred), 1901-1983 : THE LONGER BODIES.

London : Victor Gollancz, 1930. First edition : in the primary binding of black cloth. “Great-aunt Puddequet was reputed to be enormously wealthy. It was also a tradition in the family that she was extraordinarily mean ...” – the third Mrs Bradley murder mystery – and one of the scarcest.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (288)pp. Family tree. Plan. Sketch. Original black cloth, lettered in orange; a few minor marks and light bruises; endpapers tanned; slight spotting of edges, but a very good copy of a difficult title.

£200

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MITCHELL, Gladys (Gladys Maude Winifred), 1901-1983 : MERLIN’S FURLONG.

MITCHELL, Gladys (Gladys Maude Winifred), 1901-1983 : MERLIN’S FURLONG.

London : Michael Joseph, (1953). First edition. The death of a wealthy art-collector, of a university professor with an interest in witchcraft, and of one of the latter’s students – Mrs Lestrange Bradley investigates.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 224pp. Original black boards, lettered on spine in gilt; spine lettering a little dulled; very faint tanning of endpapers, but a very good copy indeed in the original B. G. Yates dust-jacket – a pictorial design in purple, red, green and white – just lightly worn at tips, but otherwise very good.

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MITCHELL, Gladys (Gladys Maude Winifred), 1901-1983 : FAINTLEY SPEAKING.

MITCHELL, Gladys (Gladys Maude Winifred), 1901-1983 : FAINTLEY SPEAKING.

London : Michael Joseph, (1954). First edition. “If an impecunious author had not accidentally intercepted a telephone call, the mysterious case of Miss Faintley might have defied even Mrs Bradley’s efforts at solution ...”.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (224)pp. Original black cloth, lettered in gilt; top edge a touch dusty, but otherwise a very good, bright and sound copy in the Peter Rudland dust-jacket – just lightly rubbed, with a short tear to one corner, but otherwise very good.

£100

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MITCHELL, Gladys (Gladys Maude Winifred), 1901-1983 : THE LIGHT-BLUE HILLS.

MITCHELL, Gladys (Gladys Maude Winifred), 1901-1983 : THE LIGHT-BLUE HILLS.

London : The Bodley Head, (1959). First edition. Search for missing man in Yugoslavia, Greece and the Aegean, mysterious fellow-travellers, etc. In the Earlham Library series.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (192)pp. Map by Leo Vernon. Original light blue boards, ruled and lettered across spine in black and blue; some mild discolouration to boards; edges a little spotted, but a good and sound copy in the original Don Higgins dust-jacket – a pictorial design in shades of blue – price clipped and just very lightly worn.

£25

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MITCHELL, Gladys (Gladys Maude Winifred), 1901-1983 : THE NODDING CANARIES.

MITCHELL, Gladys (Gladys Maude Winifred), 1901-1983 : THE NODDING CANARIES.

London : Michael Joseph, (1961). First edition. A review copy, with the publisher’s slip loosely inserted – and from the library of the crime writer, reviewer and broadcaster “Anthony Lejeune” (1928-2018). Dame Beatrice is called on by a school-mistress friend to extricate her from the possibility of an attempted murder charge – and then there’s a corpse – “a combination of murder, archaeology and games mistresses” (Illustrated London News, 2nd September 1961).
Crown 8vo (20cm). (240)pp. Original black boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; a few edge spots; endpapers slightly tanned, but a very good copy in the Kenneth Farnhill dust-jacket – the jacket just lightly used and a little tanned on rear panel, but also very good.

£100

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[MITCHELL, Gladys (Gladys Maude Winifred), 1901-1983] –  “TORRIE, Malcolm” : BISMARCK HERRINGS.

[MITCHELL, Gladys (Gladys Maude Winifred), 1901-1983] – “TORRIE, Malcolm” : BISMARCK HERRINGS.

London : Michael Joseph, (1971). First edition. Timothy Herring inherits a house of mystery on the east coast – crime and skulduggery from Gladys Mitchell under her “Malcolm Torrie” pseudonym.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (232)pp. Original grey-black boards, blocked and lettered on spine in gilt; slight press-flaw to margins of a few leaves, but a very good, clean and sound copy in the original John Storey dust-jacket (white, black, gray) – also very good. Hubin p.396.

£40

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MITCHELL, Gladys (Gladys Maude Winifred), 1901-1983 : A HEARSE ON MAY-DAY.

MITCHELL, Gladys (Gladys Maude Winifred), 1901-1983 : A HEARSE ON MAY-DAY.

London : Michael Joseph, (1972). First edition. Strange goings-on in an English country village – folklore unhallowed by custom elsewhere – “a cosy read only to those of sound mind sitting by a good fire and a well-lighted room and, preferably, not alone or late at night”. Dame Beatrice solves the case.
Post 8vo (21cm). 222,[ii]pp. Original black boards, blocked and lettered in silver; very mild spotting of top edge, but a very good copy in the monochrome David Pether dust-jacket – just lightly tanned at outer margins, but also very good.

£50

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MITCHELL, Gladys (Gladys Maude Winifred), 1901-1983 : THE MURDER OF BUSY LIZZIE.

MITCHELL, Gladys (Gladys Maude Winifred), 1901-1983 : THE MURDER OF BUSY LIZZIE.

London : Michael Joseph, (1973). First edition. A respectable don and his family visit the remote island of Great Skua, a haunt of suspected gun-runners. Murder, witches, ornithologists, and Dame Beatrice is supposedly writing her memoirs.
Post 8vo (21cm). (214)pp. Original black boards, lettered in gilt; very mild bruise at foot of spine, but a very good copy indeed in the Richard Murby dust-jacket – also very good indeed.

£50

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MITCHELL, Gladys (Gladys Maude Winifred), 1901-1983 : COLD, LONE AND STILL.

MITCHELL, Gladys (Gladys Maude Winifred), 1901-1983 : COLD, LONE AND STILL.

London : Michael Joseph, (1983). First edition. Comrie and Hera embark on a long Scottish walk to test compatibility prior to marriage – corpse soon found – and then another. Dame Beatrice investigates.
Post 8vo (21cm). 190,[ii]pp. Original olive boards, lettered in gilt; lightly tanned, but otherwise a very good copy in the Graham Rogers dust-jacket – also very good. Leeds University Library cancellation stamp hidden below flap of jacket.

£50

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