Gladys Mitchell (1901-1983) was an English author of mystery novels and children’s books. She also wrote historical fiction as Stephen Hockaby. She is best known for her Mrs. Bradley mystery series. Gladys attended Goldsmiths College and University College, London. She taught English, history and games at St. Paul’s School, Brentford and then at St. Anne’s Senior Girls School. Gladys began to write novels in the mid-1920s, and continued to teach at various schools until 1961. She earned the CWA Silver Dagger Award in 1976.

Gladys Mitchell made her debut as a novelist in 1929 with the novel Speedy Death. Her final novel was the 1984 novel The Crozier Pharaohs. Below is a list of Gladys Mitchell’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Mrs. Bradley Books

Speedy Death(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of a Butcher's Shop(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Longer Bodies(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Saltmarsh Murders(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death at The Opera(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil at Saxon Wall(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Men's Morris(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Come Away Death(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
St. Peter's Finger(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Printer's Error(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brazen Tongue(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hangman's Curfew(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When Last I Died(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Laurels Are Poison(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sunset Over Soho(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Worsted Viper(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Father Sleeps(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rising of the Moon(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Here Comes A Chopper(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death and The Maiden(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dancing Druids(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tom Brown's Body(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Groaning Spinney(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil's Elbow(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Echoing Strangers(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Merlin's Furlong(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Faintley Speaking(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Watson's Choice(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Twelve Horses and the Hangman's Noose(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Twenty-Third Man(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spotted Hemlock(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Grew Tomatoes(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Say it With Flowers(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nodding Canaries(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Bones Will Keep(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Adders on the Heath(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of a Delft Blue(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pageant of Murder(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Croaking Raven(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skeleton Island(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Three Quick and Five Dead(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dance to Your Daddy(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gory Dew(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lament for Leto(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Hearse on May-Day(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Murder of Busy Lizzie(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Javelin for Jonah(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Winking At the Brim(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Convent on Styx(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Late, Late in the Evening(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Noonday and Night(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fault in The Structure(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wraiths and Changelings(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mingled with Venom(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nest of Vipers(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mudflats of the Dead(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Uncoffin'd Clay(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Whispering Knights(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Death-Cap Dancers(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lovers Make Moan(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Here Lies Gloria Mundy(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of a Burrowing Mole(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Greenstone Griffins(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cold, Lone and Still(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Winding Sheet(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Crozier Pharaohs(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Pamela Stewart Books

Holiday River(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Seven Stones Mystery(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Malory Secret(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pam at Storne Castle(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Timothy Herring Books

Heavy As Lead(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Late and Cold(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Your Secret Friend(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Churchyard Salad(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shades of Darkness(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mismarck Herrings(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Marsh Hay(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seven Stars and Orion(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Outlaws of the Border(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grand Master(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Three Fingerprints(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Caravan Creek(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On Your Marks(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Light Blue Hills(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Sleuth's Alchemy(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Death at The Opera was published in the U.S. as Death in the Wet. Groaning Spinney was also titled Murder in the Snow.

The Timothy Herring series was written as Malcolm Torrie.

The standalone titles Marsh Hay, Seven Stars and Orion, Gabriel’s Hold, Outlaws of the Border, Shallow Brown, and Grand Master were written under the pen name of Stephen Hockaby.

If You Like Gladys Mitchell Books, You’ll Love…

Gladys Mitchell Synopsis: A Speedy Death is the first book in the Mrs. Bradley series by Gladys Mitchell. Guests are set to dine at Alastair Bing’s elegant country manor, but only one guest – a murderer – is aware of the dead body in an upstairs bathtub. With renowned explorer Mr. Everard Mountjoy noticeably missing from the dining table, the rest of the party searches for him, and soon discovers the explorer’s drowned corpse. The murder is mystifying, not in the least because what is in the tub is the body of a woman! As danger and theories unravel, psychoanalyst Mrs. Beatrice Lestrange Bradley observes and interprets all, from shrieks in the night to drowning attempts to poisoning. It’s clear that Mrs. Bradley has a keen eye for detail. But can she find a motive for murder?

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