Items related to Death of a Busybody (British Library Crime Classics)

Death of a Busybody (British Library Crime Classics)

3.9 avg rating
( 1,087 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781464207365: Death of a Busybody (British Library Crime Classics)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder

"Fascinating period detail from the blackout days, a plot that keeps surprising, and contemporary crime novelist Martin Edwards' insightful introduction add to the fun." ―Booklist

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

GEORGE BELLAIRS was the pseudonym of Harold Blundell (1902–1985), a prominent banker and philanthropist from Manchester who became the author of a popular series of detective stories featuring Thomas Littlejohn, which were published for nearly forty years.

Review:

This British Library Crime Classics reissue brings back George Bellairs, who was extremely popular during Britain's golden age of detective fiction. Fascinating period detail from the blackout days, a plot that keeps surprising, and contemporary crime novelist Martin Edwards' insightful introduction add to the fun.

(Connie Fletcher Booklist)

...Bellairs' dryly ceremonious wit, which shines from the very first page, helps explain why Anthony Berkeley, aka Francis Iles, was such a fan 75 years ago.

(Kirkus Reviews)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780712356442: Death Of A Busybody

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  ISBN 13:  9780712356442
Publisher: The British Library Publishing D...
Softcover

9781444843774: Death Of A Busybody

Ulvers..., 2019
Softcover

9781525253041: Death of a Busybody

ReadHo..., 2017
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

Bellairs, George
Published by Poisoned Pen Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 1464207364 ISBN 13: 9781464207365
New Softcover Quantity: > 20
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Brand New! No Remainder Marks or Worn Dirty Overstocks!. Seller Inventory # OTF-S-9781464207365

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Bellairs, George
Published by Poisoned Pen Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 1464207364 ISBN 13: 9781464207365
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
GF Books, Inc.
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Book is in NEW condition. Seller Inventory # 1464207364-2-1

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.97
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Bellairs, George
Published by Poisoned Pen Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 1464207364 ISBN 13: 9781464207365
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
GoldenWavesOfBooks
(Fayetteville, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. new. Seller Inventory # Holz_New_1464207364

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.62
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Bellairs, George
Published by Poisoned Pen Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 1464207364 ISBN 13: 9781464207365
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1464207364

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.77
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Bellairs, George
Published by Poisoned Pen Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 1464207364 ISBN 13: 9781464207365
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Newport Bookstore
(Pflugerville, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: new. Seller Inventory # newport1464207364

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.93
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Bellairs, George
Published by Poisoned Pen Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 1464207364 ISBN 13: 9781464207365
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Hafa Adai Books
(Moncks Corner, SC, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: new. Seller Inventory # Hafa_fresh_1464207364

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Bellairs, George
Published by Poisoned Pen Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 1464207364 ISBN 13: 9781464207365
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Campbell Bookstore
(Austin, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: new. Seller Inventory # NewCamp1464207364

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.91
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Bellairs, George; Edwards, Martin
Published by Poisoned Pen Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 1464207364 ISBN 13: 9781464207365
New Paperback Quantity: 3
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Special order item direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # R9781464207365

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.99
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Bellairs, George
Published by Poisoned Pen Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 1464207364 ISBN 13: 9781464207365
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
GoldBooks
(Austin, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. new. Seller Inventory # think1464207364

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.14
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.25
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds