Or: Meeting Mrs. Bradley:
Mrs Bradley, “sometime detective and full-time Freudian”, investigates in over 60 mysteries written by the wonderfully prolific Gladys Mitchell. I just “met” her in The Saltmarsh Murders.
The bats Mrs. Gatty mentioned in the excerpt above has this thing of seeing people as animals, and in the case of Mrs. Bradley she is cannot decide if she’s serpent or crocodile. Mrs. Bradley herself is in favor of crocodile!
I’ve basically holed myself up with this mystery, a pot of tea and raspberry muffins…being lazy on a Sunday is a form of art after all. Hope you’re all well and enjoying your Sunday!