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ARC honest review for Endeavour Press via Netgalley.

If you are looking for classic British detective series, then Endeavour Press have started republishing some of the Chief Inspector Littlejohn books by George Bellairs.

George Bellairs published more than 50 Chief Inspector Littlejohn books from the 1940’s to early 1980’s.

Miss Penelope Blow visits London with the primary reason of seeing Chief Inspector Littlejohn, but he is away and unavailable.  Within hours of returning to her home, she falls out of her bedroom window and dies.  The verdict is accidental death.  After returning, Littlejohn is made aware of Miss Blow’s visits and demise.  Littlejohn is almost sure that the verdict is incorrect, and goes to investigate.

These books are nice light reading, that have twists and turns throughout, that keep you guessing till the end.

4 Stars****


The Blow’s old house stands proudly in post-war Nesbury.

But the building harbours strange secrets.

The owner, Mr William Blow, has left a financial mystery in the wake of his death.

When Miss Penelope becomes the latest member of the Blow family to die, it sparks one of Scotland Yard’s most complex investigations.

Who would kill Miss Penelope, a kind, Christian woman known best by Claplady, the local vicar, and Nesbury’s Salvation Army?

Was jealousy the cause of her death, or simply madness?

As Scotland Yard come under pressure to prosecute Miss Penelope’s killer, more witnesses crawl out of the woodwork to give their side of the story.

How many crimes must be committed before the mystery of the Blow family is finally solved?




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