The Case of the Famished Parson

The Case of the Famished Parson

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A corpse belonging to a gentle bishop is found at the base of a cliff on the Isle of Man in an ingenious mystery by the master of the "pure British detective story" (The New York Times). Dr. James Macintosh, the Bishop of Greyle, was a mysterious man. For a long time, nobody even knew his last name... until his body is found emaciated and battered having been pushed face-first off the edge of a cliff. Inspector Littlejohn faces an incredibly peculiar case. How to explain the savage murder of a gentle Bishop? Did he know too much about the secretive citizens of Cape Marvin? Or did it have something to do with the strange family he left behind in Medhope?Above all, why was the Bishop's body so undernourished that death by violence won out by only a few days over death by starvation? About Inspector Littlejohn Inspector Thomas Littlejohn of Scotland Yard is a shrewd yet courteous sleuth who splits his time between quaint English villages, the scenic Isle of Man and French Provinces. With a sharp tongue and a dry sense of humour, Littlejohn approaches his work with poise and confidence, shifting through red-herrings and solving even the most perplexing of cases. Reviews "Bellairs knew how to write settings that provided such vivid imagery you felt you were walking alongside his characters as you saw the world around them through their eyes." - Tara, NetGalley Reviewer"A real page turner for me from page one." - Dave, NetGalley Reviewer"The writing is excellent." - Eric, NetGalley Reviewer
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 12mm | 268g
  • IPSO Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1911295489
  • 9781911295488
  • 591,895

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