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Author Bellairs, George, 1902-1985, author.

Title Death of a busybody / George Bellairs ; with an introduction by Martin Edwards.

Publication Info. Scottsdale, Arizona : Poisoned Pen Press, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Jefferson Branch - Adult Fiction  FIC BELLAIRS, G    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  M BELLAIRS, G.    Check Shelf
Edition First US trade paperback edition.
Description 199 pages ; 21 cm.
Series British Library crime classics
British Library crime classics.
Note Originally published in 1943 by The MacMillan Company.
Summary "Miss Tither, the village busybody, is not the best-loved resident of Hilary Magna. She has made many enemies: bombarding the villagers with religious tracts, berating drunkards, and informing the spouses of cheating partners. Her murder, however, is still a huge shock to the Reverend Ethelred Claplady and his parish. Inspector Littlejohn's understanding of country ways makes him Scotland Yard's first choice for the job. Basing himself at the village inn, Littlejohn works with the local police to investigate what lay behind the murder. A second death does little to settle the collective nerves of the village, and as events escalate, a strange tale of hidden identities, repressed resentment, religious fervour and financial scams is uncovered. Life in the picturesque village of Hilary Magna proves to be very far from idyllic."
Subject Littlejohn, Thomas (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- England -- Fiction.
Villages -- England -- Fiction.
Littlejohn, Thomas (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Detective and mystery fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Added Author Edwards, Martin, 1955- writer of introductory text.
ISBN 9781464207365
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