book cover of Pageant of Murder

Pageant of Murder

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

The dull but important little town of Brayne, situated somewhere between London and Windsor, is celebrating its new status as a borough. Among other festivities, the Council have decided to stage an historical pageant. Along with other celebrities are figured Shakespeare's Falstaff and two English Kings - Henry VIII and Edward III.

The persons taking these parts are apparently innocent and harmless, and yet, in turn, all three are murdered, not, it seems, so much for their own sins as for the long-ago short-comings of the characters they represent in the pageant.

Dame Beatrice Adela Lestrange Bradley and her secretary, Laura Gavin, succeed in unravelling the mystery, Laura by making a somewhat gruesome discovery in the little river on which Brayne stands, and Dame Beatrice by applying to the case what the immortal Jeeves would call "the psychology of the individual."

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Gladys Mitchell's Pageant of Murder

Hardback Editions

February 2006 : USA Hardback

Title: Pageant of Murder
Author(s): Gladys Mitchell
ISBN: 0-7862-8167-7 / 978-0-7862-8167-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Five Star Publications (AZ)
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November 1985 : UK Hardback

Title: Pageant of Murder (Lythway Large Print Books)
Author(s): Gladys Mitchell
ISBN: 0-7451-0247-6 / 978-0-7451-0247-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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September 1984 : UK Hardback

Title: Pageant of Murder
Author(s): Gladys Mitchell
ISBN: 0-7278-1066-9 / 978-0-7278-1066-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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Kindle Editions

March 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Pageant of Murder (Mrs. Bradley)
Author(s): Gladys Mitchell
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
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