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Death of a Busybody

(1942)
(A book in the Thomas Littlejohn series)
A novel by

 
 
Miss Tither, the village busybody, is not the best-loved resident of Hilary Magna. She has made many enemies: bombarding the villagers with religious tracts, berating drunkards, and informing the spouses of cheating partners. Her murder, however, is still a huge shock to the Reverend Ethelred Claplady and his parish.

Inspector Littlejohn's understanding of country ways makes him Scotland Yard's first choice for the job. Basing himself at the village inn, Littlejohn works with the local police to investigate what lay behind the murder.

A second death does little to settle the collective nerves of the village, and as events escalate, a strange tale of hidden identities, repressed resentment, religious fervour and financial scams is uncovered. Life in the picturesque village of Hilary Magna proves to be very far from idyllic.

Genre: Mystery    

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September 2017 : Paperback
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Title: Death of a Busybody (Large Print 16pt)
Author(s): George Bellairs
ISBN: 1-5252-5304-2 / 978-1-5252-5304-1
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September 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death of a Busybody (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): George Bellairs
ISBN: 1-4642-0736-4 / 978-1-4642-0736-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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October 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death of a Busybody (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): George Bellairs
ISBN: 0-7123-5644-4 / 978-0-7123-5644-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division
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February 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Death of a Busybody
Author(s): George Bellairs
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Title: Death of a Busybody (British Library Crime Classics)
Author(s): George Bellairs
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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