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

Bellairs, George, 1902-1985 (author.). Edwards, Martin, 1955- (writer of introductory text.).
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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville M Bel (Text) 32604000224151 DCTPLD AD Mystery Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library M BEL (Text) 78551000533167 Mystery In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781464207365
  • ISBN: 1464207364
  • Physical Description: 199 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First US trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: Scottsdale, Arizona : Poisoned Pen Press, 2017.

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General Note:
Originally published in 1943 by The MacMillan Company.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.

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