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George Bellairs (1902–1985)

Autor(a) de Death of a Busybody

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About the Author

George Bellairs was the pseudonym of Harold Blundell (1902-1985), a prominent banker and philanthropist from Manchester whose popular detective stories were published for nearly forty years. His mystery novels Death of a Busybody and The Dead Shall Be Raised Murder of a Quack have also been mostrar mais published as British Library Crime Classics. mostrar menos
Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Also wrote four novels as Hilary Landon.


Obras de George Bellairs

Death of a Busybody (1942) 197 cópias, 15 resenhas
The Dead Shall be Raised and Murder of a Quack (2016) 137 cópias, 12 resenhas
The Body in the Dumb River (1961) 101 cópias, 11 resenhas
The Case of the Famished Parson (1949) 60 cópias, 6 resenhas
Corpse at the Carnival (1958) 54 cópias, 1 resenha
Death in High Provence (1957) 43 cópias, 3 resenhas
Corpses in Enderby (1954) 40 cópias, 1 resenha
Death in Dark Glasses (1952) 39 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Cursing Stones Murder (1954) 39 cópias
The Case of the Demented Spiv (1949) 38 cópias, 3 resenhas
He'd Rather Be Dead (1945) 35 cópias, 4 resenhas
Intruder in the Dark (1966) 34 cópias, 4 resenhas
Death in Room Five (1955) 34 cópias, 3 resenhas
Crime in Lepers' Hollow (1952) 33 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Case of the Seven Whistlers (1948) 33 cópias, 1 resenha
A Knife for Harry Dodd (1953) 33 cópias, 2 resenhas
Death Sends for the Doctor (1957) 31 cópias
Half-Mast for the Deemster (1953) 31 cópias, 1 resenha
Bones in the Wilderness (1959) 31 cópias, 3 resenhas
Dead March for Penelope Blow (1951) 30 cópias, 5 resenhas
Death in the Night Watches (1945) 30 cópias
Calamity at Harwood (1945) 29 cópias, 1 resenha
Death in Desolation (1967) 27 cópias, 1 resenha
Death Drops the Pilot (1956) 27 cópias, 2 resenhas
Death in the Wasteland (1963) 26 cópias
Murder Makes Mistakes (1958) 26 cópias, 1 resenha
Outrage on Gallows Hill (1949) 25 cópias
Death of a Tin God (1961) 23 cópias
Death in the Fearful Night (1960) 23 cópias, 1 resenha
The Crime at Halfpenny Bridge (1946) 23 cópias, 1 resenha
Death of a Shadow (1964) 23 cópias, 1 resenha
Death Spins the Wheel (1965) 23 cópias, 3 resenhas
Toll the Bell for Murder (1959) 22 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Night They Killed Joss Varran (1970) 22 cópias, 1 resenha
The Tormentors (1962) 21 cópias, 1 resenha
Death Treads Softly (1956) 21 cópias
Death on the Last Train (1948) 19 cópias
Devious Murder (1973) 19 cópias
Fear Round About (1975) 18 cópias, 2 resenhas
Turmoil in Zion (1943) 16 cópias, 2 resenhas
Death Before Breakfast (1962) 16 cópias, 1 resenha
Murder of a Quack (1943) 15 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Dead Shall Be Raised (1942) 12 cópias, 1 resenha
Murder Adrift (1972) 10 cópias, 1 resenha
All Roads To Sospel (1976) 9 cópias
Littlejohn on Leave (1941) 8 cópias
Death in Despair (1960) 7 cópias
An Old Man Dies (1980) 6 cópias, 1 resenha
Pomeroy Deceased (1971) 5 cópias
Tycoon's Death-Bed (1970) 4 cópias
Strangers among the Dead (1966) 4 cópias, 1 resenha
Murder at Morning Prayers (1947) 4 cópias, 1 resenha
Single Ticket to Death (1967) 3 cópias
Fatal Alibi (1968) 3 cópias, 1 resenha
Circle Round a Corpse (1948) 2 cópias, 1 resenha
Murder Gone Mad (1968) 2 cópias, 1 resenha
Exit Sir Toby Belch 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Bellairs, George
Nome de batismo
Blundell, Harold
Outros nomes
Landon, Hilary (pseudonym)
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de enterro
Isle of Man
Local de nascimento
Heywood, Rochdale, Lancashire, UK
Locais de residência
Heywood, Lancashire, England, UK
Isle of Man
Heywood Grammar School
London University
Honorary Masters (University of Manchester ∙ 1959)
John Gifford Ltd
Pequena biografia
Bellairs was a pen name for Harold Blundell, who was a banker when not writing.On retiring he moved to Colby on the Isle of Man with his wife. His personal papers are in the John Rylands Library (Univ. of Manchester).
Aviso de desambiguação
Also wrote four novels as Hilary Landon.



Collection as part of a Publishers Series? em Librarything Series (Outubro 2021)


Classic British mysteries from the 40s by a prolific writer I’d not heard of. In a small Yorkshire town, a bomb has landed in a peat field. When the Home Guard goes to deal with it, they find the body of a man who disappeared in 1917 – and had been suspected of murdering another man.
A good solid mystery. Plus I like how every time I look at the title, I get “The trumpet shall sound” from Messiah in my head. Messiah is one of my favorite pieces and a performance is a diversion in the story.
In the second book, a chiropractor is found, hanged by his own equipment. He comes from a medical family and there are secrets that point to blackmail. He's also close to a young woman who has recently become engaged to a man he doesn't approve of. Inspector Littlejohn chats and gossips with various townspeople as he sorts this cast of suspects. Another pleasant mystery.
… (mais)
piemouth | outras 11 resenhas | Jul 4, 2024 |
well put together but no compelling characters; not one
Overgaard | outras 4 resenhas | May 18, 2024 |
fun read and especially good representation of local dialect
Overgaard | outras 14 resenhas | May 6, 2024 |


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