George Bellairs




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 41 titles

  • Traditional British

    Oct-2017

    With an Introduction by Martin EdwardsTwo classic cases featuring Detective Inspector Littlejohn. In the winter of 1940, the Home Guard unearth a skeleton on the moor above the busy town of Hatterworth. Twenty-three years earlier, t...

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  • Mystery

    May-2017

    The old man on the empty promenade died, without a complaint, a convulsion, or a single sound. It is holiday time in Douglas and the town is alive with the local carnival. Whirling noises, swirling figures, a brass band and bagpipes – a procession ...

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  • Mystery

    May-2017

    The glamour of Hollywood has descended upon the Isle of Man: smiling stars, flashing photographers, adoring fans… But behind this glossy façade, something sinister stirs. Superintendent Littlejohn thought he was in a for few days’ holiday, but w...

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  • Private Investigator

    May-2017

    A week after Finlo Crennell, ex-harbourmaster of Castletown, is reported missing, he is found wandering the streets of London. Suffering from memory loss, he has no recollection of where he has been or how he came to be in London. He is escorted back...

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  • Mystery

    May-2017

    Inspector Littlejohn faces one of the most baffling mysteries of his career as a brutal murder takes him to a remote village on the Isle of Man. The Deemster, the island’s most senior judge, has been murdered and it’s down to Littlejohn to find t...

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  • Mystery

    May-2017

    When an elderly man is found violently stabbed, wallet missing, in an alley way in a small town on the Isle of Man, all fingers point to a local boy. The victim was well-known on the island and a member of a very distinguished family who are keen to...

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  • Mystery

    Apr-2017

    It was meant to be a fool-proof scheme. The victim was a recluse, cut off from the world after the death of his wife. Nobody would think it strange when they didn’t see him. Nobody would make enquiries. Yet even the most meticulous of criminals can...

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  • Cozy Mystery

    Sep-2016

    When Samuel Cheever, a shady dealer, goes to France to buy antiques and never returns, people begin to ask questions. Superintendent Littlejohn is sent to France to uncover the mystery. When Cheever’s bones are discovered in the wilderness of the C...

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  • Mystery

    Sep-2016

    Ned Bunn wasn’t a popular member of the community of Enderby. There were people who had wished him dead. But when he is murdered on the doorstep of his own shop there’s a terrible outcry, the community is in shock. Littlejohn of Scotland Yard inv...

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  • Private Investigator

    Sep-2016

    One morning, after a police investigation of a fire at the desolate farm of Great Lands, the bodies of Harry Quill, the owner, and his wife are discovered lying on the doorstep. He is dead and she is unconscious. Mrs. Quill, an invalid, it appears ha...

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  • Mystery

    Sep-2016

    “The place is dead now at night. It’s like it was in wartime. As soon as night falls, you don’t know what’s going to happen.” Superintendent Littlejohn arrives in the village of Carleton Unthank to investigate a triple murder that has left ...

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  • Mystery

    Sep-2016

    Waldo and Averil Keelagher are looking forward to holidaying in the south of France in their new caravan, so are dismayed to hear that Waldo’s unbearable stock-broking uncle will be joining them. Not long after their arrival on the Riviera, however...

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  • Mystery

    Sep-2016

    During a police conference in Geneva, a detective assigned to the personal safety of the British Minister of Security is murdered. His body is found in a car that has been left in a rose garden. The car in question happened to be hired by none other ...

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  • Mystery

    Sep-2016

    Upper Square is the last stronghold of snobbery in Abbot’s Caldicott, a dying little metropolis in East Anglia, with only the remnants of queer old families residing there. Superintendent Littlejohn of Scotland Yard receives an anonymous tip-off ab...

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  • Private Investigator

    Sep-2016

    In the strange, nearly-deserted village of Plumpton Bois, Mr Cyril Savage inherits the home of his wealthy and estranged Aunt. But before Savage has the chance to discover her fortune, he is struck dead in the cellar of this once grand country house....

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  • Cozy Mystery

    Sep-2016

    The many admirers of Sergeant Cromwell, faithful assistant and friend to Superintendent Littlejohn, will learn with dismay that, whilst attending the funeral of his uncle Richard in the pretty Cheshire village of Rushton Inferior, he is shot through ...

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  • Mystery

    Sep-2016

    On the night that Joss Varran was expected home after a visit to Wormwood Scrubs, his body was found in a ditch right opposite the cottage where he lived with his sister in the silent marshes in the north of the Isle of Man. Chief Superintendent Litt...

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  • Cozy Mystery

    Sep-2016

    The curraghs in the Isle of Man are, as a rule, eerie and silent after dark, but that silence is shattered for the villagers of Mylecharaine one black night in April by a loud explosion followed by the violent ringing of the church bell. The Vicar, S...

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  • Private Investigator

    Aug-2016

    ‘I’m a spiv… But whatever I’ve done, I never killed anybody. I didn’t do it… I swear I didn’t’ It’s a rainy, uneventful evening in the Oddfellows’ Arms until a greasy-looking spiv bursts into the pub, clearly unstable, and ranting...

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  • Mystery

    Jul-2016

    Dr. James Macintosh, the Bishop of Greyle, was a mysterious man; for a long time, nobody even knew his last name. But things take a turn for the bizarre when his body is found emaciated and battered having being pushed face-first off the edge of a cl...

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  • Mystery

    Dec-2014

    To solve a murder case, Thomas Littlejohn contends with ghosts, Nazis, and crooked real estate speculators Known across London as one of the premier slumlords of the East End, Solomon Burt has never fallen in love with a property the way he has wi...

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  • Mystery

    Dec-2014

    On New Year’s Eve a string of grisly deaths strike a remote English hamlet For centuries Cobbold-in-the-Marsh has been haunted by the ghost of a Jesuit priest who lost his head rather than deny his faith. Since then, there hasn’t been much bloods...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Dec-2014

    A body in a trunk draws Thomas Littlejohn of Scotland Yard to a peculiar English village On a cobblestoned street almost too quaint to be believed, two antique dealers named Grossman and Small have set up shop. Grossman is short and meek, while Small...

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  • Mystery

    Dec-2014

    Thomas Littlejohn investigates a murder committed by the glow of a lighthouse The waterfront pub is closing up and the sailors are staggering home. World War II means a blackout in the English port town of Werrymouth, but the locals have no trouble f...

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  • Historical Mystery

    Dec-2014

    At the height of World War II, Thomas Littlejohn investigates a factory boss’s murder Once, Henry Worth’s sprawling factory was filled with looms and textile workers, but since the onset of World War II, the space has been given over entirely to ...

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  • Historical Mystery

    Dec-2014

    In Melchester, Thomas Littlejohn hunts the killer of a strangled poet The war is over and blackouts are a thing of the past, except in the village of Melchester, where the local council has refused to sully its streets with unsightly lamps. The night...

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  • Thriller

    Sep-2014

    First published in 1972, this is a Chief Inspector Littlejohn mystery full of secrecy, duplicity and twisted loyalties. The Todds, governed by the widowed matriarch, Mrs Todd, are well-known in Fordinghurst. When Heck, the philandering younge...

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  • Thriller

    Aug-2014

    First published in 1962, Death Before Breakfast is a Chief Inspector Littlejohn mystery full of intrigue, mysterious motives, and ingenious speculation. On her way to church early one morning, Mrs. Jump sees a dead body in the gutter in July ...

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  • Thriller

    Aug-2014

    First published in 1948, Death on the Last Train is a Chief Inspector Littlejohn mystery full of false leads, dead ends and old-fashioned charm.Detective Inspector Littlejohn of Scotland Yard is travelling to an assignment, exhausted after an arduous...

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  • Mystery

    Jan-2001

    Two classic cases featuring Detective Inspector Littlejohn.In the winter of 1940, the Home Guard unearth a skeleton on the moor above the busy town of Hatterworth. Twenty-three years earlier, the body of a young textile worker was found in the same s...

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  • Mystery

    Jan-2001

    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 ...

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  • Mystery

    Jan-2001

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-1986

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  • Mystery

    Jun-1981

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-1981

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-1981

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  • Mystery

    Dec-1975

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-1971

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  • Amateur Sleuth

    When a body is discovered while scallop dredging, tied at the ankles and weighed down with stones, the Isle of Man is thrown into uproar. But this is more than a case of drowning; medical report reveals a grisly and brutal attack that ended with deat...

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  • General Fiction

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  • General Fiction

    Against the background of fascinating Provence, a fantastic case is solved. Chief Inspector Littlejohn is sent to France to make informal enquiries about a motor accident. But his job is not easy, for he finds himself amongst the sombre, secretive in...

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