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The Tormentors

The Tormentors

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


A Chief Inspector Little John Mystery

A teddy-boy is arrested after violently robbing an old man of his wallet; the victim is found stabbed in an alley in Douglas. The Manx police, anxious that the case shall not rest on circumstantial evidence alone, enlist the help of Superintendent Littlejohn of Scotland Yard, who is staying at Grenaby with his old friend the Archdeacon of Man. The murdered man is a prominent figure in Manx life and a member of an old and distinguished family, the Croakes, of Balla-croake. The investigation moves rapidly from the teddy-boy shouting his innocence, to a pub called the Bishop's Arms, In Douglas, which harbours some shady characters. Thence to the old mansion of Ballacroake, with its queer group of family occupants, a ghost, burglars, and a sad story of hopeless love. At times, the case seems like an insoluble mix-up but eventually the Superintendent finds the answer and the culprit is properly dealt with.

Genre: Mystery
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May 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Tormentors (A Cozy Mystery Thriller) (Inspector Little John Series)
Author(s): George Bellairs
Publisher: PFD Books
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