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Bright Young Dead Reviews

Bright Young Dead by Jessica Fellowes

Bright Young Dead

Jessica Fellowes

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2 reviews

Imprint: Sphere
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 11 Oct 2018
ISBN: 9780751567199

The second in the bestselling The Mitford Murders series of Golden Age-style crime novels, soon to be a major TV drama from the makers of The Crown.

3 stars out of 5
Paul Connolly
21 Oct 2018

"the Mitford social setting is a lot of fun"

This fluffy whodunnit never convinces as a satisfying Golden Age crime novel but the Mitford social setting is a lot of fun, even if the lower-class characters provide the grain.


4 stars out of 5
Laura Wilson
19 Oct 2018

"a Golden-Age-style crime story with plenty of period detail."

If, after all that, you wish to slip into something a little more comfortable, the second novel in Jessica Fellowes’s Mitford Sisters series is, as Nancy would say, absolute blissikins. Set in 1925, Bright Young Dead (Sphere, £12.99) is a delightful mashup of real and fictional characters, not only the Bright Young People with their jazz, clubs and hedonism, but an all-female London criminal gang known as the Forty Thieves...a Golden-Age-style crime story with plenty of period detail.