Come Away, Death

  • by Gladys Mitchell
  • Narrated by Patience Tomlinson
  • 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sir Rudri Hopkinson, an eccentric amateur archaeologist, is determined to recreate ancient rituals at the temple of Eleusis in Greece in the hope of summoning the goddess Demeter. He gathers together a motley collection of people to assist in the experiment, including a rival scholar, a handsome but cruel photographer and a trio of mischievous children. But when one of the groups disappears, and a severed head turns up in a box of snakes, Mrs Bradley is called upon to investigate.

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Something a bit different

I love the Gladys Mitchell books. They satisfy my love of a detective story but are different from the usual types. They don't always start with a death followed by the detective solving the crime. Things happen as the story goes along. I would recommend these to anyone who likes a good yarn.
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- Flower fan "A big whodunit fan"

Not her best work

Set out in Greece, both the characters and the endless allusions to Classical Greek culture and sites became tiresome. If you've an atlas and a glossary, you may find this easier going. This is a pity because the author can produce wonderful plots.
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- Ian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-08-2012
  • Publisher: Soundings