Corpse at the Carnival

Corpse at the Carnival

by George Bellairs


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The old man on the empty promenade died, without a complaint, a convulsion, or a single sound.

Holiday time in Douglas and the town is alive with the local carnival. Whirling noises, swirling figures, a brass band and bagpipes - a procession makes its way down the promenade. Packed side to side, cheering and clapping, buzzing and humming, the crowd cling together in a tight knot. Slowly, they make their way towards the pier. The crowd thins and the promenade empties.

At the centre, a man is found dead.

Littlejohn faces an interesting mystery: in a small seaside town that runs on gossip, nobody seemed to know who he was or where he lived. The waitress who identified him knew him only as 'Uncle Fred'.Who would want to murder an anonymous man? It soon becomes clear that there is more to Uncle Fred than initially appears.

As Littlejohn is pulled into the mystery, the layers of Uncle Fred's secretive life begin to unravel, and the Superintendent finds himself racing to prevent a second murder...

Corpse at the Carnival is the twelfth title in Agora's Inspector Littlejohn Mysteries.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781912194001
Publisher: Ipso Books
Publication date: 04/27/2017
Series: Inspector Littlejohn Series , #29
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 730,753
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

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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