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Death of a Burrowing Mole

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

Two undergraduates decide to spend the long vacation searching for treasure which local legend indicates was buried in a castle well during the Civil War.

When the youths get to the site, they are dismayed to find that other parties have also obtained permission to work there. Some archaeologists are hoping to excavate a Bronze Age barrow and two architects, with their helpers, intend to attempt a partial reconstruction of the walls and flanking-towers of the castle.

One of the archaeologists is also an amateur astronomer. One night, while studying the stars, he falls from the top of the his death.

The fall is regarded with suspicion when the police discover that all fingerprints have been cleared off the dead man's telescope. Then two brutal murders are committed on the site and it falls to Dame Beatrice Lestrange Bradley and the local police to solve the mystery of the deaths.

The treasure? Well, the castle is easily identifiable, so no metal detectors please!

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Gladys Mitchell's Death of a Burrowing Mole

Hardback Editions

August 1982 : UK Hardback

Title: Death of a Burrowing Mole
Author(s): Gladys Mitchell
ISBN: 0-7181-2158-9 / 978-0-7181-2158-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
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Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Death of a Burrowing Mole (Mrs. Bradley)
Author(s): Gladys Mitchell
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
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