Green for Danger

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Pan Books, Apr 1, 1999 - Cockrill, Inspector (Fictitious character) - 288 pages
6 Reviews
Set in a military hospital during the blitz, this novel is one of Brand's most intricately plotted detection puzzles, executed with her characteristic cleverness and gusto. When a patient dies under the anesthetic and later the presiding nurse is murdered, Inspector Cockrill finds himself with six suspects--three doctors and three nurses--and not a discernible motive among them.

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Review: Green for Danger (Inspector Cockrill #2)

User Review  - Ayelet Waldman - Goodreads

I read this old classic to learn about plot construction. The plot was awful. A bunch of people thrown in a room, essentially. And the "story" consisted of musing about who done it. Boring. Very very boring. Read full review

Review: Green for Danger (Inspector Cockrill #2)

User Review  - Corey - Goodreads

This is a good read. You hear, from those in the know, that Brand is ranked highly as a mystery writer, up there with Christie and Sayers. This was pretty good, premise-wise, but the real joy of the ... Read full review

About the author (1999)

Born Mary Christianna Milne in the Far East in 1907, Christianna Brand grew up in India before returning to England. Death in High Heels, her debut novel, was published in 1941. In the same year Heads You Lose was published and featured one of her best-loved characters, Inspector Cockrill, who went on to appear in seven of her novels. Green for Danger is perhaps Christianna Brand's most famous novel and was made into a film in 1946 starring Alastair Sim. She was nominated three times for an Edgar Award and was also the author of the children's series Nurse Matilda, which was recently adapted into the film Nanny McPhee. Christianna Brand died in 1988.

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