Death of a Busybody by George Bellairs (1942)

Miss Tither, resident busybody of Hilary Magna, knew everyone’s secrets and had no problem bring them to light whenever she saw fit. So maybe it was fate that she was killed by drowning in the vicar’s cesspool? The local police force, being stretched for manpower and inundated with local crimes, needs help and Scotland Yard …

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A Surfeit of Suspects by George Bellairs (1964)

Excelsior Joinery is a company in decline in a decaying section of Evingden, Surry. When an explosion destroys the offices of the company, and kills three of it’s five directors, Scotland Yard Superintendent Littlejohn and Inspector Cromwell are brought in to investigate.  Every line of enquiry seems to turns up a new motive. With one …

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Corpses in Enderby by George Bellairs (1954)

On a stormy night in Enderby, someone shot Ned Bunn. Considering that Ned was a very nasty individual, the list of suspects is a long one. Was it the the suitor who Ned had warned to stay away from his daughter? Or Mr. Hetherow, who threatened to kill Ned for taking his business from him. …

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Death Stops the Frolic by George Bellairs (1943)

During the anniversary tea party of the Zion Chapel in Swarebridge the Alderman Harbuttle begins behaving in an unusually good-humored manner. He leads the assembly in his annual game of crocodile, through the chapel’s winding halls until the revels are brought to an abrupt end when Harbuttle suddenly drops into the darkness of a trapdoor …

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The Body in the Dumb River by George Bellairs (1961)

“James Teasdale had been knocked from pillar to post by his wife and her family; dogged by ill-luck in business. A no-good bum, his father-in-law called him. Then, he found a bit of peace with Martha Gomm and some respite from his creditors and his extravagant family in a job with the Scott-Harris clan couldn’t …

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The Case of the Famished Parson by George Bellairs (1949)

On the night of September 4ththe Bishop of Greyle left The Cape Mervin Hotel and never returned. The next day, his emaciated body is found dead in Bolters Hole. Luckily an overworked Inspector Littlejohn is in residence, vacationing with his wife Letty, and the local constabulary are only to glad to have his help. Soon, …

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