A Surfeit of Suspects by George Bellairs

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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The Body in the Dumb River by George Bellairs

“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

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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Corpses in Enderby by George Bellairs

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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A Knife for Harry Dodd by George Bellairs

Harry Dodd is stabbed in the back while walking home from the pub. Who would want to kill such an unassuming man? Was it the mistress that he regrets moving in with, her mother (who just happens to live with them too), or one of the many family members who hate him for various reasons. …

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