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My Father Sleeps

(1944)
(A book in the Mrs Bradley series)
A novel by

 
 
Touring Scotland's western Highlands is meant to be a romantic holiday for Ian and Catherine Menzies. But the winds shift when the limping, haunted figure of Hector Loudoun appears. The man begs for an audience and then regales them with a marvelous tale: after Hector refused another man's offer to purchase his property, he was cursed by a terrible fall and tormented by a ghostly voice calling out for justice. The story seems unfounded, until Hector's housekeeper suddenly goes missing...and the body of a stranger - stabbed in the back - is discovered by Ian's sister and her traveling companion Mrs. Beatrice Lestrange Bradley. The psychoanalyst detective Mrs. Bradley is no stranger to murder. She sets out to interview Hector, but instead unearths a whole new set of mysteries...and motives.

In this peculiar tale of clan lore and buried secrets, the indomitable Mrs. Bradley unravels a multifaceted mystery - piece by satisfying piece.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Gladys Mitchell's My Father Sleeps

Hardback Editions

September 1981 : UK Hardback
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Title: My Father Sleeps
Author(s): Gladys Mitchell
ISBN: 0-7278-0724-2 / 978-0-7278-0724-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: My Father Sleeps (Mrs. Bradley)
Author(s): Gladys Mitchell
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
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