Gladys Mitchell
1901-1983
 

Gladys Maude Winifred Mitchell was born in Cowley, Oxfordshire. After primary school and the First World War she studied at Goldsmith's College at the University of London. In 1921 she became a teacher of English and history. It was whilst teaching that, at the age of 28, she began her long and successful literary career. She had written several novels but these didn't find a publisher, so she changed to crime fiction. She wrote over sixty novels featuring 'Beatrice Bradley', consultant psychologist to the Home Office. She also wrote under the pseudonyms 'Stephen Hockaby', and 'Malcolm Torrie'.

 

Titles and year of publication:
 
 1) Speedy Death  1929
 2) The Mystery of a Butcher's Shop  1929
 3) The Longer Bodies  1930
 4) The Saltmarsh Murders  1932
 5) Death at the Opera  1934
 6) The Devil at Saxon Wall  1935
 7) Dead Men's Morris  1936
 8) Come Away Death  1937
 9) St Peter's Finger  1938
10) Printer's Error  1939
11) Brazen Tongue  1940
12) Hangman's Curfew  1941
13) When Last I Died  1941
14) Laurels Are Poison  1942
15) The Worsted Viper  1943
16) Sunset over Soho  1943
17) My Father Sleeps  1944
18) The Rising of the Moon  1945
19) Here Comes a Chopper  1946
20) Death and the Maiden  1947
21) The Dancing Druids  1948
22) Tom Brown's Body  1949
23) Groaning Spinney  1950
24) The Devil's Elbow  1951
25) The Echoing Strangers  1952
26) Merlin's Furlong  1953
27) Faintly Speaking  1954
28) Watson's Choice  1955
29) Twelve Horses and the Hangman's Noose  1956
30) The Twenty-Third Man  1957
31) Spotted Hemlock  1958
32) The Man Who Grew Tomatoes  1959
33) Say It with Flowers  1960
34) The Nodding Canaries  1961
35) My Bones Will Keep  1962
36) Adders on the Heath  1963
37) Death of a Delft Blue  1964
38) Pageant of a Murderer  1965
39) The Croaking Raven  1966
40) Skeleton Island  1967
41) Three Quick and Five Dead  1968
42) Dance to Your Daddy  1969
43) Gory Dew  1970
44) Lament for Letto  1971
45) A Hearse on May-Day  1972
46) The Murder of Busy Lizzie  1973
47) A Javelin for Jonah  1974
48) Winking at the Brim  1974
49) Convent on Styx  1975
50) Late, Late in the Evening  1976
51) Noonday and Night  1977
52) Fault in the Structure  1977
53) Wraiths and Changelings  1978
54) Mingled with Venom  1978
55) Nest of Vipers  1979
56) The Mudflats fo the Dead  1979
57) Uncoffin'd Clay  1980
58) The Whispering Knights  1980
59) The Death-Cap Dancers  1981
60) Lovers, Make Moan  1982
61) Here Lies Gloria Mundy  1982
62) Death of a Burrowing Mole  1982
63) The Greenstone Griffins  1983
64) Cold, Lone and Still  1983
65) No Winding Sheet  1984
66) The Crozier Pharaohs  1984
67) Sleuth's Alchemy (short stories)  2005
As 'Stephen Hockaby'
 1) Marsh Hay  1933
 2) Seven Stars and Orion  1934
 3) Gabriel's Hold  1935
 4) Shallow Brown  1936
 5) Grand Master  1939
As 'Malcolm Torrie'
 1) Heavy as Lead  1966
 2) Late and Cold  1967
 3) Your Secret Friend  1968
 4) Churchyard Salad  1969
 5) Shades of Darkness  1970
 6) Bismarck Herrings  1971

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