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Hopjoy Was Here

(1962)
(The third book in the Flaxborough series)
A novel by

 
 
Flaxborough is a quiet market town in the east of England, prosperous, respectable, and with provincial values. But beneath the surface, passions seethe. When a secret agent disappears in highly suspicious circumstances connected with an acid bath, it is not long before two detectives arrive - Inspector Purbright and Sergeant Love, who have a tough case on their hands.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Mr. Watson has an unforgivably sharp eye for the ridiculous." - Anthony Boucher


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Used availability for Colin Watson's Hopjoy Was Here

Hardback Editions

November 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: Hopjoy Was Here
Author(s): Colin Watson
ISBN: 0-7540-8626-7 / 978-0-7540-8626-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Dagger Crime
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June 1977 : UK Hardback
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Title: Hopjoy Was Here
Author(s): Colin Watson
ISBN: 0-413-37890-X / 978-0-413-37890-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
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Paperback Editions

March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hopjoy Was Here: Volume 3 (A Flaxborough Mystery)
Author(s): Colin Watson
ISBN: 1-78842-018-7 / 978-1-78842-018-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Farrago
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July 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hopjoy Was Here (A Flaxborough Mystery)
Author(s): Colin Watson
ISBN: 0-571-25285-0 / 978-0-571-25285-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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January 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hopjoy Was Here: The Third Flaxborough Chronicles
Author(s): Colin Watson
ISBN: 1-60187-043-4 / 978-1-60187-043-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rue Morgue Press
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June 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hopjoy Was Here (The Flaxborough novels)
Author(s): Colin Watson
ISBN: 0-7493-0660-2 / 978-0-7493-0660-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mandarin
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October 1983 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hopjoy Was Here
Author(s): Colin Watson
ISBN: 0-413-52530-9 / 978-0-413-52530-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mandarin
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September 1982 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hopjoy Was Here
Author(s): Colin Watson
ISBN: 0-440-13625-3 / 978-0-440-13625-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell Pub Co
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May 1977 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hopjoy Was Here (Flaxborough chronicles / Colin Watson)
Author(s): Colin Watson
ISBN: 0-417-01810-X / 978-0-417-01810-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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Audio Editions

May 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hopjoy Was Here (A Flaxborough Mystery)
Author(s): Colin Watson
ISBN: 1-71352-401-5 / 978-1-71352-401-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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January 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Hopjoy Was Here: A Flaxborough Mystery, Book 3
Author(s): Colin Watson
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


January 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Hopjoy Was Here: A Flaxborough Mystery, Book 3
Author(s): Colin Watson
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Hopjoy Was Here: A Flaxborough Mystery, Book 3
Author(s): Colin Watson
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Hopjoy Was Here: A Flaxborough Mystery, Book 3
Author(s): Colin Watson
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK