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The Flaxborough Crab

(1969)
(Just What the Doctor Ordered)
(The sixth book in the Flaxborough series)
A novel by

 
 
The Flaxborough Crab was first published in 1969, although its title in the US was Just What the Doctor Ordered, and is the sixth novel in the Flaxborough series. H. R. F. Keating, in his critical study Crime and Mystery: The 100 Best Books, praised the 'solidity of Watson's Flaxborough saga.' Watson, Keating said, 'created in his imaginary Flaxborough a place it is not preposterous to compare with the creation of Arnold Bennett in his classic Five Towns novels, or even perhaps with William Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County'. All twelve of Colin Watson's 'Flaxborough Chronicles' were set in this fictional town that could be found somewhere in the East of England and it is home to 15,000 inhabitants that appear, on the surface at least, to be bland and conservative, but as the novels show appearances can be deceiving. . . . Raising another flower - a lank, brownish-yellow affair - Miss Pollock deliberately avoided the leading contestant's eye and looked appealingly to the further part of her audience. 'Now, what about some of you other ladies? Wouldn't you like to have a try?''Old Man's Vomit,' snapped the omniscient Mrs. Crunkinghorn. 'You don't want to hold that too near your dress, me dear.'

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Colin Watson's The Flaxborough Crab

Hardback Editions

January 1987 : UK Hardback

Title: The Flaxborough Crab (New Portway Large Print Books)
Author(s): Colin Watson
ISBN: 0-7451-7047-1 / 978-0-7451-7047-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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February 1983 : USA Hardback
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Title: JUST WHAT THE DOC ORDERED (50 classics of crime fiction, 1950-1975)
Author(s): Watson
ISBN: 0-8240-4952-7 / 978-0-8240-4952-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dissertations-G
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July 1977 : UK Hardback

Title: The Flaxborough Crab (Flaxborough chronicles / Colin Watson)
Author(s): Colin Watson
ISBN: 0-413-37900-0 / 978-0-413-37900-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
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September 1969 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Flaxborough Crab
Author(s): Colin Watson
ISBN: 0-413-44510-0 / 978-0-413-44510-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd
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Paperback Editions

August 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Flaxborough Crab (A Flaxborough Mystery)
Author(s): Colin Watson
ISBN: 0-571-25365-2 / 978-0-571-25365-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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January 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Flaxborough Crab
Author(s): Colin Watson
ISBN: 1-84262-158-0 / 978-1-84262-158-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dales Large Print
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August 1991 : UK Paperback

Title: The Flaxborough Crab (The Flaxborough novels)
Author(s): Colin Watson
ISBN: 0-7493-0665-3 / 978-0-7493-0665-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mandarin
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January 1986 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Flaxborough Crab (Modern Fiction)
Author(s): Colin Watson
ISBN: 0-413-59640-0 / 978-0-413-59640-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mandarin
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February 1982 : USA Paperback
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Title: Just What the Doctor Ordered
Author(s): Colin Watson
ISBN: 0-440-14242-3 / 978-0-440-14242-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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June 1977 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Flaxborough Crab
Author(s): Colin Watson
ISBN: 0-417-01760-X / 978-0-417-01760-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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January 1972 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Flaxborough Crab
Author(s): Colin Watson
ISBN: 0-583-11991-3 / 978-0-583-11991-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Kindle Editions

May 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Flaxborough Crab (A Flaxborough Mystery Book 6)
Author(s): Colin Watson
Publisher: Farrago
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