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Death Drops the Pilot

(A book in the Thomas Littlejohn series)
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The last ferry, the Falbright Jenny, leaves from Elmer's Creek to Falbright across the River Hore.

But the ferry is found nose-up on a sandbank.

The pilot is missing from her bridge and is later found under Falbright pier, stabbed in his back.

Scotland Yard is called in to investigate.

But Detective-Inspector Littlejohn and Sergeant Cromwell find the case a challenging one right from the start.

From the seedy gentry to the local villagers, it becomes clear that someone is trying to cover their tracks.

Who wanted to kill the pilot of the Falbright Jenny and why?

'Death Drops the Pilot' is a witty crime thriller by one of the masters of the genre.

"One of the subtlest and wittiest practitioners of the ...British detective story" - The New York Times

"Sure-fire, that's Bellairs." - New York Herald Tribune

"When you get a George Bellairs story you get something worth reading." - Norfolk Ledger-Despatch.

George Bellairs was the nom de plume of Harold Blundell (1902-1985), a crime writer and bank manager born in Heywood, near Rochdale, Lancashire, who settled in the Isle of Man on retirement. He wrote more than 50 books, most featuring the detective Inspector Littlejohn. He also wrote four novels under the alternative pseudonym Hilary Landon.

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Genre: Mystery    

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Used availability for George Bellairs's Death Drops the Pilot

Hardback Editions

December 1991 : UK Hardback

Title: Death Drops the Pilot (Ulverscroft large print series)
Author(s): George Bellairs
ISBN: 0-7089-2547-2 / 978-0-7089-2547-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

September 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Death Drops the Pilot (A Chief Inspector Littlejohn Mystery Book 22)
Author(s): George Bellairs
Publisher: Endeavour Press
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