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The Night They Killed Joss Varran

(1970)
(A book in the Thomas Littlejohn series)
A novel by

 
"One of the subtlest and wittiest practitioners of the simon-pure British detective story" New York Times

On the Night that Joss Varran was expected home after a visit to Wormwood Scrubs, his body was found in a ditch right opposite the cottage where he lived with his sister in the silent marshes in the north of the Isle of Man. Cheif Superintendent Littlejohn, of Scotland Yard, soon becomes involved in the case as a result of Varran's recent imprisonment in a London jail.

Joss Varran had been a sailor on a container ship between Ramsey and Preston and somewhere in his voyages had been caught up in events which had made him a hunted man, not so much by the police as by his partners in crime. From all appearances, he had endeavoured to shake them off by getting himself imprisoned!

His efforts, however, were in vain and his murder presents a confusing case in the Manx curraghs for Inspector Knell, of the Manx police, and his friends Littlejohn and the Venerable Caesar Kinrade, Archdeacon of Man.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

April 1972 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Night They Killed Joss Varran ([Ulverscroft large print series. mystery])
Author(s): George Bellairs
ISBN: 0-85456-108-0 / 978-0-85456-108-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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January 1971 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Night They Killed Joss Varran
Author(s): George Bellairs
ISBN: 0-7071-0082-8 / 978-0-7071-0082-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Imprint unknown
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Paperback Editions

September 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Night They Killed Joss Varran (An Inspector Littlejohn Mystery)
Author(s): George Bellairs
ISBN: 1-911295-61-6 / 978-1-911295-61-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ipso Books
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Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Night They Killed Joss Varran (An Inspector Littlejohn Mystery)
Author(s): George Bellairs
Publisher: Ipso Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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