Chief Inspector Littlejohn

53 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 79 ratings

Death of a Busybody Summary

Miss Ethel Tither has made herself deeply unpopular in the quintessentially English village of Hilary Magna, since she goes out of her way to snoop on people, and interfere with their lives. She is found floating in a cesspool, having been bludgeoned prior to drowning in the drainage water. This is, in every way, a murky business; realising that they are out of their depth, the local police quickly call in the Yard. Inspector Thomas Littlejohn arrives on the train, and in casting around for suspects, he finds that he is spoiled for choice. But he must piece together the clues to discover who was responsible for the death of the busybody.

©2016 Estate of George Bellairs (P)2017 Isis Publishing Ltd
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 3

    • Death of a Busybody

    • By: George Bellairs
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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    Miss Ethel Tither has made herself deeply unpopular in the quintessentially English village of Hilary Magna, since she goes out of her way to snoop on people, and interfere with their lives. She is found floating in a cesspool, having been bludgeoned prior to drowning in the drainage water. This is, in every way, a murky business; realising that they are out of their depth, the local police quickly call in the Yard.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great way to spend an afternoon!

    • By Ms GM on 26-02-17

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  • Book 4

    • The Dead Shall Be Raised

    • By: George Bellairs
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
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    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    In the winter of 1940, the Home Guard unearth a skeleton on the moor above the busy town of Hatterworth. 23 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. Soon it becomes clear that the true murderer is still at large....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An absorbing period piece

    • By Kl Love on 15-07-17

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  • Book 5

    • Murder of a Quack

    • By: George Bellairs
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    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. Against the backdrop of a close-knit country village, an intriguing story of ambition, blackmail, fraud, false alibis and botanical trickery unravels.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Impenetrable accents

    • By Transformer Books on 22-07-18

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    • Death Brings in the New Year (The Case of the Headless Jesuit)

    • By: George Bellairs
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