The Dead Shall Be Raised and the Murder of a Quack (British Library Crime Classics) (Paperback)
Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder
" W]orthy of Agatha Christie at her fiendish plotting best." --Booklist STARRED review
Two classic cases featuring Detective Inspector Littlejohn.
In the winter of 1940, the Home Guard unearth 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. Soon it becomes clear that the true murderer is still at large...
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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.
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.