Knowledge Identifier: +Gladys_Mitchell
Born in 1901.
Countries: United Kingdom (86%), (14%)
Linked to: British Olympic Association, Crime Writers' Association, Goldsmiths College, Green School, Isleworth
Upon her graduation Mitchell became a teacher of history, English and games at St Paul's School, Brentford until 1925
Mitchell was an early member of the Detection Club along with G. K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers and throughout the 1930s was considered to be one of the "Big Three women detective writers", but she often challenged and mocked the conventions of the genre - notably in her earliest books, such as the first novel "Speedy Death", where there is a particularly surprising twist to the plot, or her parodies of Christie in "The Mystery of a Butcher's Shop" and "The Saltmarsh Murders"
She taught at St Anne's Senior Girls School, Ealing until 1939
In 1941 she joined Brentford Senior Girls School where she stayed until 1950