- File Size: 2127 KB
- Print Length: 205 pages
- Publisher: Endeavour Press (February 3, 2015)
- Publication Date: February 3, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00T6QKUH2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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He'd Rather Be Dead (A Chief Inspector Littlejohn Mystery Book 8) Kindle Edition
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The Chief Constable is afraid to offend the town big wigs by treating them like the suspects they are. So he calls in Scotland Yard. Inspector Littlejohn of the Yard sees at once that he's expected to do the dirty work, and that the Chief Constable is a somewhat slippery character himself.
As always, George Bellairs' character sketches are brilliant and amusing. The murders are unusual and even creative. And the atmosphere of the town with its frenetic amusements and frenzied band music makes a quirky setting for crime.
The focus in this book is more on the psychology of the killer than in other Littlejohn novels I've read. This lends a modern air to the book, though it was first published in 1945. At the same time, references to black outs, food shortages and evacuations reinforce a war years ambience.
The plot is well done, and the inspector is always endearing. I will eventually read every book in the series, because Bellairs invariably offers a good read.
Well-written. A good read.
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