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Death Sends for the Doctor

(1957)
(A book in the Thomas Littlejohn series)
A novel by

 
 
Upper Square is the last stronghold of snobbery in Abbot's Caldicott, a dying little metropolis in East Anglia, and the remnants of queer old families re-side there. Doctor Beharrell, a promi-nent physician, is found murdered in a secret room in his home at Bank House, in the square, and Superintendent Littlejohn, warned before it has been discovered that the crime has been com-mitted, goes to investigate. Before he leaves Caldicott with the case solved, a lot of strange past history comes to light and the repressions and inbreeding of the upper ten of Caldicott produce some queer twists of hatred and mad-ness. Littlejohn, whom David Holloway calls ' the most courteous of all fictional detectives,' finds all his good manners are needed in dealing with this strange affair among a crowd of characters who live in an atmosphere of days that are gone.

Genre: Mystery    

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Paperback Editions

September 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death Sends for the Doctor (An Inspector Littlejohn Mystery)
Author(s): George Bellairs
ISBN: 1-911295-52-7 / 978-1-911295-52-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ipso Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2018 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Death Sends for the Doctor (The Inspector Littlejohn Mysteries Book 8)
Author(s): George Bellairs
Publisher: Ipso Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA