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The Body in the Dumb River

(1961)
(Murder Masquerade)
(A book in the Thomas Littlejohn series)
A novel by

 
 
Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder

'A decent, hardworking chap, with not an enemy anywhere. People were surprised that anybody should want to kill Jim.'

But Jim has been found stabbed in the back near Ely, miles from his Yorkshire home. His body, clearly dumped in the usually silent ('dumb') river, has been discovered before the killer intended - disturbed by a torrential flood in the night.

Roused from a comfortable night's sleep Superintendent Littlejohn of Scotland Yard is soon at the scene. With any clues to the culprit's identity swept away with the surging water, Bellairs' veteran sleuth boards a train heading north to dredge up the truth of the real Jim Teasdale and to trace the mystery of this unassuming victim's murder to its source.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

December 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Body in the Dumb River: A Yorkshire Mystery (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): George Bellairs
ISBN: 1-4926-9956-X / 978-1-4926-9956-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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August 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Body in the Dumb River: A Yorkshire Mystery (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): George Bellairs
ISBN: 0-7123-5214-7 / 978-0-7123-5214-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: British Library Publishing
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June 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Murder Masquerade
Author(s): George Bellairs
ISBN: 0-505-51698-5 / 978-0-505-51698-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Leisure Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Body in the Dumb River: A Yorkshire Mystery (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): George Bellairs
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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August 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Body in the Dumb River: A Yorkshire Mystery (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): George Bellairs
Publisher: British Library Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU