Psychotherapy? Freudian theories? Witchcraft? Supernatural? Detective stories? The Roaring Twenties?
Last Tuesday, BBC4 (of course, who else?) was showing Mark Lawson's rather fascinating interview with Dame Diana Rigg and one of the Mrs Bradley Mysteries in which she had starred in 1998-99.
I enjoyed the Mystery so much that I did a little research and have discovered yet another author I had never heard of.
Move over Agatha Christie, here comes Gladys Mitchell!
Diana Rigg, in full-roaring 20s regalia, was superb and positively hilarious as the psychoanalyst and author Beatrice Adela Lestrange Bradley, an emancipated, rather pompous amateur detective.
So now I have a new mission: find the books and the box set opf the series!
Who said it was Christmas soon? ;-)
GLADYS MITCHELL WIKIPEDIA
I was quite chuffed to find out that another of my favourite writers, Christopher Fowler, had dedicated to Gladys Mitchell one of his "Forgotten Authors" colummn he's been writing for The Independent. You can find it below:
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