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The Dead Shall be Raised and Murder of a Quack

The Dead Shall be Raised and Murder of a Quack (Paperback)

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Two classic cases featuring Detective-Inspector Littlejohn.In the winter of 1940, the Home Guard unearths a skeleton on the moor above the busy town of Hatterworth. Twenty-three years earlier, the body of a young textile worker was found in the same spot, and the prime suspect was never found - but the second body is now identified as his. Inspector Littlejohn is in the area for Christmas and takes on the investigation of the newly reopened case. Soon it becomes clear that the murderer is still at large...* * *Nathaniel Wall, the local quack doctor, is found hanging in his consulting room in the Norfolk village of Stalden - but this was not a suicide. Wall may not have been a qualified doctor, but his skill as a bonesetter and his commitment to village life were highly valued. Scotland Yard is drafted in to assist. Quickly settling into his accommodation at the village pub, Littlejohn begins to examine the evidence...Against the backdrop of a close-knit village, an intriguing story of ambition, blackmail, fraud, false alibis and botanical trickery unravels.

Fiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersClassic crime Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division Publication Date: 10/12/2016 ISBN-13: 9780712356527  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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George Bellairs was the pseudonym of Harold Blundell (1902-1985), a prominent banker and philanthropist from Manchester who was also the author of a popular series of detective stories featuring Thomas Littlejohn that were published for nearly forty years.

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