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Monica McLean Tindall was born in 1907, of Anglo-Irish ancestry.
After attending Oxford University in the late 1920s, she was sent abroad by her parents to get over a man they considered unsuitable – nonetheless, the suitor, Brian Campbell, became her husband in the following decade. The couple happily spent the rest of their working lives as school-teachers.
Monica Tindall’s sole novel, The Late Mrs. Prioleau, was published in 1946. She died in 1999.
We might be living in the first chapter of one of my own detective stories. A woman lay dead upstairs; in another bedroom a man was having hysterics; in the kitchen a grey parrot was imitating their voices; and in the sitting-room the pugs, terror in their popping eyes. Henry’s sisters would join us, and Mr Galvain; and I, the stranger, sat waiting to meet them.