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Watson's Choice (Mrs Bradley Book 28) (edition 2011)

by Gladys Mitchell (Author)

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"One of Sir Bohun Chantrey s great passions in life are the stories of Sherlock Holmes. To celebrate the great man s anniversary, he throws a party at which the guests are instructed to come as characters from the detective stories. But several of the guests are more interested in Sir Bohun s money, and when he announces that he is to marry a poor governess, things take a turn for the worse, not least when the Hound of the Baskervilles turns up Fortunately Mrs Bradley, and her secretary Laura, are amongst the guests and ready to investigate the deepening mystery."… (more)
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Title:Watson's Choice (Mrs Bradley Book 28)
Authors:Gladys Mitchell (Author)
Info:Vintage Digital (2011), 195 pages
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Rating:****
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While I wouldn't necessarily say this book was 'top shelf', it was a nice read and a great change of pace. ( )
  strogan | Aug 11, 2015 |
28th Mrs Bradley mystery. Mrs Bradley is invited to a weekend country house party thrown to celebrate the Sherlock Holmes anniversary. Naturally, someone provides a real life mystery, complete with a real live Hound of the Baskervilles. The plot wanders a bit, but it's still a lot of fun if you're a Holmes fan. I suspect that it will be less fun if you're not, as the book is stuffed with Holmes references and jokes. ( )
  JulesJones | Dec 29, 2013 |
Somewhat scattered plot involving a Sherlock Holmes party, a vaguely unpleasant rich man, his natural (read bastard) son, his gold-digger of a fiancee and a cast of assorted characters. Dame Beatrice LeStrange Bradley, psychiatrist-sleuth, and her puzzling secretary Laura figure this one out by divination, I suppose; I couldn't follow the reasoning trail. However, the characters are pleasant and it's mildly entertaining. ( )
  Bjace | Jul 22, 2012 |
A prolific writer of cosies starring her detective Dame Beatrice Bradley (more popular in Britain than here) has a go at one of those dinner parties where everyone dresses up as a Sherlock Holmes story character. OK.
  mmckay | Oct 31, 2005 |
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Here’s a welcome reissue of a 1955 novel by a prolific contemporary of Agatha Christie. Like Christie, Mitchell is antique, clever and charming. Where she beats Agatha by a mile is in the humour department. Parts of Watson’s Choice are hysterically funny.
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"One of Sir Bohun Chantrey s great passions in life are the stories of Sherlock Holmes. To celebrate the great man s anniversary, he throws a party at which the guests are instructed to come as characters from the detective stories. But several of the guests are more interested in Sir Bohun s money, and when he announces that he is to marry a poor governess, things take a turn for the worse, not least when the Hound of the Baskervilles turns up Fortunately Mrs Bradley, and her secretary Laura, are amongst the guests and ready to investigate the deepening mystery."

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One of Sir Bohun Chantrey's great passions in life are the stories of Sherlock Holmes. To celebrate the great man's anniversary, he throws a party at which the guests are instructed to come as characters from the detective stories. But several of the guests are more interested in Sir Bohun's money.
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