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The Case of the Headless Jesuit

(1950)
(Death Brings in the New Year)
(A book in the Thomas Littlejohn series)
A novel by

 
 
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 bloodshed in this peculiar little village, but all that changes during the icy week just after Christmas. First a policeman is found drowned in the canal, a tragic death that shows signs of foul play. Then, as the whole town gathers for midnight mass on New Year's Eve, the prodigal son of the manor house staggers down the aisle. The congregation thinks he's drunk - until they notice the blood seeping down his side.

Detective-Inspector Thomas Littlejohn and Detective-Sergeant Robert Cromwell are called in from Scotland Yard to oversee the investigation. As they dig into the quirks and secrets of this eerie little enclave, they find that Cobbold is haunted by more than a decapitated priest.

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May 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Case of the Headless Jesuit
Author(s): George Bellairs
Publisher: mysteriouspress.com
Availability: Amazon UK   


December 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Case of the Headless Jesuit (Thomas Littlejohn)
Author(s): George Bellairs
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA