George Bellairs


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    Mystery

    May-2017

    It was holiday time in Douglas and the town was alive with the local carnival. As the carnival sweeps down the promenade an elderly man, who was peacefully gazing out to sea, is found murdered by a knife thrust in his back. Was he merely an anonymous...

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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 ...

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    Private Investigator

    May-2017

    Found wandering the streets of London, ex-harbourmaster of Castletown on the Isle of Man, Finlo Crennell, has been missing for a week. Suffering from memory loss, he has no recollection of that time 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...

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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

    Even the most meticulous of criminals can be caught out, especially if they don’t leave room for human error. It was meant to be a fool-proof scheme. The victim, Finloe Oates, was a recluse after the death of his wife, cutting himself off from the...

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    Cozy Mystery

    Sep-2016

    When Samuel Cheever, a shady dealer, goes to France to buy antiques and never returns, people in his home-town of Francaster begin to ask questions. Superintendent Littlejohn travels to France to uncover the mystery. Cheever's bones are discovered in...

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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 investi...

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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

    George Keelagher, head of a stock-broking firm in the city, thrusts himself on his nephew Waldo and his wife Averil, who are holidaying in the south of France in their new caravan. Not long after their arrival on the Riviera, Waldo finds Uncle George...

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    Mystery

    Sep-2016

    During a police conference in Geneva, Alec Cling, a detective assigned to the personal safety of Sir Ensor Cobb, British Minister of Security, is murdered and his body found in a car parked in a rose garden. But there's an added complication - the ca...

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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 ...

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    Private Investigator

    Sep-2016

    Miss Melody Johnson, an old unmarried lady, dies in the strange village of Plumpton Bois, once busy and prosperous, but now almost deserted and supervised by its ambitious police constable, Green, and its easy-going, cynical postman, Fowler. Miss Joh...

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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 about a body in...

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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 bloodsh...

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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 Sm...

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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 troubl...

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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 m...

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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 ni...

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    Thriller

    Sep-2014

    On her way to Church early one November morning, Mrs. Jump sees a dead body in the gutter in July Street. Fearing to investigate, she hurries on, but her conscience finally convinces her that she ought to return and report her discovery. Much to her ...

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    Thriller

    Sep-2014

    Detective-Inspector Thomas Littlejohn of Scotland Yard is travelling to an assignment, exhausted after an arduous journey of delayed connections, when he finally catches the last train. But far from conveying him to his destination, a murder occurs i...

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    Thriller

    Sep-2014

    The Todd family, governed by their aged mother, are important people in Fordinghurst. When the younger brother, Heck, is found murdered in his boat at sea they do their best to hush up the scandal. They obstruct the police in their inquiries among th...

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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

    The eponymous nosy parker in Death of a Busybody is Miss Ethel Tither. She has made herself deeply unpopular in the quintessentially English village of Hilary Magna, since she goes out of her way to snoop on people, and interfere with their lives. On...

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    Mystery

    Jan-2001

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    General Fiction

    Mar-1986

    Whilst taking the dog out for the last walk of the day, Littlejohn of Scotland Yard comes across a body in the rain. Recognising it as Charles Blunt, a thief he crossed paths with and admired many years before, Littlejohn resolves to solve the case. ...

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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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    General Fiction

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    General Fiction

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