The Resource Death of a busybody, George Bellairs ; with an introduction by Martin Edwards

Death of a busybody, George Bellairs ; with an introduction by Martin Edwards

Label
Death of a busybody
Title
Death of a busybody
Statement of responsibility
George Bellairs ; with an introduction by Martin Edwards
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Miss Tither, the village busybody, is not the best-loved resident of Hilary Magna. She has made many enemies: bombarding the villagers with religious tracts, berating drunkards, and informing the spouses of cheating partners. Her murder, however, is still a huge shock to the Reverend Ethelred Claplady and his parish. Inspector Littlejohn's understanding of country ways makes him Scotland Yard's first choice for the job. Basing himself at the village inn, Littlejohn works with the local police to investigate what lay behind the murder. A second death does little to settle the collective nerves of the village, and as events escalate, a strange tale of hidden identities, repressed resentment, religious fervour and financial scams is uncovered. Life in the picturesque village of Hilary Magna proves to be very far from idyllic."--Amazon.com
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Summary
When the village busybody of Hilary Magna is murdered, Inspector Littlejohn is sent out to investigate and uncovers a strange tale of hidden identities, repressed resentment, religious fervor, and financial scams
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Tone
Writing style
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10578619
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1902-1985
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Bellairs, George
Dewey number
  • 823.912
  • [E]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1955-
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Edwards, Martin
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True
Series statement
British Library crime classics
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  • Murder
  • Villages
Target audience
adult
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Tw1_20Rs6A0
Label
Death of a busybody, George Bellairs ; with an introduction by Martin Edwards
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in 1943 by The MacMillan Company
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn962233792
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First US trade paperback edition.
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9781464207365
Lccn
2017934133
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)962233792
Label
Death of a busybody, George Bellairs ; with an introduction by Martin Edwards
Publication
Note
Originally published in 1943 by The MacMillan Company
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn962233792
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First US trade paperback edition.
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9781464207365
Lccn
2017934133
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)962233792

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