Sunday, April 19, 2015

4/19/1901 Gladys MItchell is born

April 19, 1901.  On this date Gladys Mitchell was born in Cowley, England.  Her huge popularity in Britain as a mystery writer never seemed to make it over the pond.  She wrote more than sixty novels about amateur sleuth Mrs. Bradley, and dozens more under other names.  Her themes included social conflicts, Freudian psychology, and witchcraft.  Some of her novels were adapted for television starring Diana Rigg.


  1. I enjoy her novels, but have a difficult time finding them.

  2. Dumb question perhaps, but a professional hazard: Have you asked your local library if they can get some through Interlibrary Loan?