The Body in the Dumb River: A Yorkshire Mystery (British Library Crime Classics) (Paperback)

The Body in the Dumb River: A Yorkshire Mystery (British Library Crime Classics) By George Bellairs, Martin Edwards (Introduction by) Cover Image
By George Bellairs, Martin Edwards (Introduction by)
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Discover the captivating treasures buried in the British Library's archives. Largely inaccessible to the public until now, these enduring British classics were written in the golden age of detective fiction.

"A decent, hardworking chap, with not an enemy anywhere. People were surprised that anybody should want to kill Jim."

But Jim has been found stabbed in the back near Ely, miles from his Yorkshire home. His body, clearly dumped in the usually silent ('dumb') river, has been discovered before the killer intended?disturbed by a torrential flood in the night.

Roused from a comfortable night's sleep, Superintendent Littlejohn of Scotland Yard is soon at the scene. With any clues to the culprit's identity swept away with the surging water, Bellairs' veteran sleuth boards a train heading north to dredge up the truth of the real Jim Teasdale and to trace the mystery of this unassuming victim's murder to its source.

The Body in the Dumb River, like all of Bellairs' crime books, delves into the complex inner-workings of an insulated country community. With all the wittiness and suspense of classic British mysteries, this is a story that explores the long-buried secrets of a small town?and the disastrous events that take place when they finally come to light.

Also in the British Library Crime Classics:

Smallbone Deceased

Continental Crimes

Blood on the Tracks

Surfeit of Suspects

Death Has Deep Roots

Checkmate to Murder

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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781492699569
ISBN-10: 149269956X
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 2019
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: British Library Crime Classics