Death in the Fearful Night

Death in the Fearful Night

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Littlejohn takes on an apparent serial killer who is stalking the residents of a once-sleepy village. "The place is dead now at night. It's like it was in wartime. As soon as night falls, you don't know what's going to happen." When Samuel Bracknell is found dead in his home with a knife in his back, the third murder of its kind in as many weeks, the population of Carleton Unthank is left shivering in their beds.Superintendent Littlejohn arrives to investigate and is sickened to hear that all three crimes were committed with the same knife. Why then was the knife was left in Bracknell's body? Was the murderer disturbed - or is it a sign of something more sinister?When a fourth body turns up, this one an apparent suicide, Littlejohn is baffled. What is going on in Carleton Unthank? The once sleepy village is gaining a ghoulish reputation as The Town of Fearful Nights and the threat of another murder looms each time the sun sets. Littlejohn faces sleep deprived residents, no clues, and a race against the clock to prevent the body count rising any further.Reviews'One of the subtlest and wittiest practitioners of the simon-pure British detective story' - The New York Times'Mr Bellairs always gives good value' - The Sunday Times'Pure British detective story' - The New York Times
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 15mm | 327g
  • IPSO Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 191129556X
  • 9781911295563
  • 38,658

About George Bellairs

George Bellairs: a bank manager, a talented crime author, part time journalist and Francophile. His detective stories, written in the 1940s, 50s, 60s and 70s, combine wicked crimes and classic police procedurals, set in small British communities. Best known for his Detective Littlejohn stories, he is celebrated as one Britain's crime classic greats.
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