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Dead Men's Morris

(1936)
(A book in the Mrs Bradley series)
A novel by

 
 
Bearing a gift of a stuffed boar's head, Mrs. Beatrice Lestrange Bradley descends upon her nephew Carey Lestrange's Oxfordshire pig farm for the holidays. The house is a lively one: in addition to Mrs. Bradley's grandnephew Denis and chauffeur George, country life is well maintained by Mrs. Ditch, whose husband and sons are hearty practitioners of the morris dance. News travels that a neighboring solicitor has received a note with money challenging the man to attend a ghost-watch for the appearance of a local legend. The unfortunate lawyer accepts the terms, and meets his fate along the riverside, presumably dead of a heart attack.

Foul play - if any there be, argues the unconvinced country inspector - may have been instigated by a quarrelsome pig farmer named Simith, who had a standing feud with the solicitor. The suspect, however, meets his end shortly thereafter; apparently, it is death-by-boar. Such colorful demises intrigue the old psychoanalyst, and Mrs. Bradley begins investigating in earnest, uncovering hidden motives, secret passages, defaced churches, and murderous intent in a series of pig book entries. As the winter gives way to spring, Mrs. Bradley grows increasingly concerned that the killer may strike again, and this time much too close to the Lestrange farm.

Genre: Mystery
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Hardback Editions

April 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dead Men's Morris
Author(s): Gladys Mitchell
ISBN: 0-7181-2553-3 / 978-0-7181-2553-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
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Paperback Editions

April 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dead Men's Morris
Author(s): Gladys Mitchell
ISBN: 0-09-958397-6 / 978-0-09-958397-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dead Men's Morris (Mrs. Bradley Mystery)
Author(s): Gladys Mitchell
ISBN: 1-60187-056-6 / 978-1-60187-056-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rue Morgue
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Kindle Editions

June 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Dead Men's Morris (Mrs. Bradley)
Author(s): Gladys Mitchell
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
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April 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dead Men's Morris (Mrs Bradley Book 7)
Author(s): Gladys Mitchell
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK