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Death in the Fearful Night

(1960)
(A book in the Thomas Littlejohn series)
A novel by

 
 
'Pure British detective story' - The New York Times

"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."
When Samuel Bracknell is found dead in his home with a knife in his back, the third murder of its kind in as many weeks, the population of Carleton Unthank is left shivering in their beds.

Superintendent Littlejohn arrives to investigate and is sickened to hear that all three crimes were committed with the same knife. Why then was the knife was left in Bracknell's body? Was the murderer disturbed - or is it a sign of something more sinister?

When a fourth body turns up, this one an apparent suicide, Littlejohn is baffled. What is going on in Carleton Unthank? The once sleepy village is gaining a ghoulish reputation as The Town of Fearful Nights and the threat of another murder looms each time the sun sets. Littlejohn faces sleep deprived residents, no clues, and a race against the clock to prevent the body count rising any further.

Genre: Mystery    

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Used availability for George Bellairs's Death in the Fearful Night

Hardback Editions

August 1968 : UK Hardback

Title: Death in the Fearful Night
Author(s): George Bellairs
ISBN: 0-85456-732-1 / 978-0-85456-732-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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Paperback Editions

September 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death in the Fearful Night (An Inspector Littlejohn Mystery)
Author(s): George Bellairs
ISBN: 1-911295-56-X / 978-1-911295-56-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ipso Books
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Kindle Editions

February 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Death in the Fearful Night (The Inspector Littlejohn Mysteries)
Author(s): George Bellairs
Publisher: Ipso Books
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August 2016 : USA, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Death in the Fearful Night (The Inspector Littlejohn Mysteries Book 14)
Author(s): George Bellairs
Publisher: Ipso Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK