Beatrice Adela Lestrange Bradley, a psychiatric adviser to the Home Office, was the creation of
Bradley enjoyed a long and distinguished career covering some fifty-five years.
It began in 1929 with Speedy Death which was published in the UK by Gollancz and in the USA by Dial, up
until 1984 in her last case The Crozier Pharohs.
She was a vivid and eccentric character who was clearly blessed with good health and stamina a s
she pursued her investigations well into her twilight years. Indeed in a situation not unlike
Mitchell's output was prodigious, with Dame Beatrice appearing in some sixty-six novels and several short stories, thereby providing a great challenge for both reader and collector.
Text © 2004 R.D. Collins
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