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DEAD MEN'S MORRIS is December's Group Read!

Hello Gladys Mitchell and classic mystery fans! I am very happy to announce the next title selected for the MITCHELL MYSTERY READING GROUP: the Winter-into-Spring tale Dead Men's Morris, first published in 1936.

As with the previous reading group events, new and veteran Gladys Mitchell readers are welcome to provide their observations, general or specific, as we read through the chapters. This book is divided into three sections, so every 10 days I ask contributors to send their comments to me at and I will curate and present a blog with everyone's thoughts included, loosely organized by topic.

Previous group readings have been very enjoyable, and you can view the archived discussions of Come Away, Death and The Mystery of a Butcher's Shop on my site. Please visit this link for more information on December's read:

Note that Dead Men's Morris is available on the Amazon Kindle in the U.S. and that reprints from Rue Morgue Press and Michael Joseph can still be found. This season, Vintage Press reprinted the book as Death Comes at Christmas, available for purchase now. Our first call for comments on Dead Men's Morris will be due December 8, covering Chapters 1 to 6 in the section entitled FIGURE 1: Fossder's Folly.

We hope you will be able to join us in the dance!


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