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"Daisy Bell" : Now appearing as Alfred Hitchcock Magazine's Mystery Classic!

I'm very happy to announce that Gladys Mitchell's lively detective Mrs. Bradley makes an appearance in the current issue of ALFRED HITCHCOCK MYSTERY MAGAZINE (May/June 2017).

Editor Linda Landrigan asked me if I would choose a Gladys Mitchell short story for the magazine's "Mystery Classic" feature and contribute an introduction of the story and author. The winning tale was 1940's "Daisy Bell", a twisty mystery that finds Mrs. Bradley, accompanied by her chauffeur George, uncovering a murder plot along the perilous cliff roads of coastal England.

I'm very excited that opportunities to introduce both author and sleuth to new readers continue to happen on both sides of the Atlantic. The current issue of AHMM is full of stories that mix dark humor with lively characters, so Mrs. Croc is indeed in good company. To give just one example, author Catherine Dilts contributes the stinging short story "Unrepentant Sinner", where an afternoon of errands between Belinda Mae and her Grammy takes a surprising turn.

This issue of Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine is on sale now at bookstores and newsstands. Pick up a copy - you won't be disappointed!

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Jason Half,
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