Books by George Bellairs

THE DEAD SHALL BE RAISED AND THE MURDER OF A QUACK  by George  Bellairs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Less of the unobtrusive wit that marked Death of a Busybody (2017)—readers will wait a long time for gems like one suspect's 'air of stupid sophistication'—but still considerable nostalgia value for readers who'd rather revisit England at war than ponder 21st-century America at peace."
Scotland Yard's Inspector Thomas Littlejohn shines, or at least glows softly, in this pair of reprints from 1942 and 1943. Read full book review >
DEATH OF A BUSYBODY by George  Bellairs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"The plotting is routine, the characterization perfunctory, and the surprises modest. But 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."
In his vintage reprint from 1942, Bellairs, the pseudonym of prolific Harold Blundell (1902-1982), asks who murdered a heavy-handed gossip whom everyone in the Suffolk village of Hilary Magna probably wanted dead. Read full book review >