The Croaking Raven - Gladys Mitchell 1966 - Michael Joseph, London - First Edition Featuring Dame Beatrice Lestrange Bradley.   Gladys Mitchell (1901-83), was an English author, and English teacher, best known for her creation of Mrs Bradley, the heroine of 66 detective novels. She also wrote under the pseudonyms Stephen Hockaby and Malcolm Torrie.

Provenance: Robert L Launter.

Reference: Reilly, ’
Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers’ (1980), 1087.

Thin octavo (book size 20.4x13.8cm), pp. 214 [2]. In publisher’s grey black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, all edges trimmed. Dust jacket priced ‘21s net’ to lower corner of front flap.
  Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket, with vertical crease and mild toning to rear panel.   Ref: 110419   Price: HK$ 800